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#21 Matt D

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 08:07 AM

It's 2018. Break the chains of immediacy. Watch things on your terms. 



#22 Mad Dog

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:14 AM

It's still too much to dig through. You have to be a hardcore to keep up with the content they put out now. It feels like work.

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 12:47 PM

Who would want to keep up with all the content they put out now? I just don't get that mentality. It's like so many fans feel obligated to watch every second of shit they put out. Why? What's the point?

With the Network and all their various weekly shows, WWE is on the brink of becoming a CNN-like channel or having content produced and pumped out 24/7. Some of you will likely be faced with the decision of quitting your jobs, abandoning your families, and living as shut-ins just to stay all caught up with your WWE. It's reached a ridiculous level of commitment already.

It's meant to be a hobby. When it's no longer enjoyable, I stop doing it. I'm not being paid to stick with this stuff. It's why I can't comprehend people treating it that way - like some obligation or duty to be carried out.

PWG is the only promotion I can keep current with, because their schedule is so easy to follow for me. If WWE had a similar schedule with limited lineups and a handful of angles per year, then yeah. I'd stay caught up with them, too. But, ya know. Life. Priorities. And all that good stuff.

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 01:15 PM

I don't because I find the TV to be beyond tedious to get through at this point. But if I just want to watch the matches on the PPV or even do a podcast about it, I'm committing myself to more time for that than I am a football game and football games are too damn long now too.



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 01:31 PM

Who would want to keep up with all the content they put out now? I just don't get that mentality. It's like so many fans feel obligated to watch every second of shit they put out. Why? What's the point?

With the Network and all their various weekly shows, WWE is on the brink of becoming a CNN-like channel or having content produced and pumped out 24/7. Some of you will likely be faced with the decision of quitting your jobs, abandoning your families, and living as shut-ins just to stay all caught up with your WWE. It's reached a ridiculous level of commitment already.

It's meant to be a hobby. When it's no longer enjoyable, I stop doing it. I'm not being paid to stick with this stuff. It's why I can't comprehend people treating it that way - like some obligation or duty to be carried out.

PWG is the only promotion I can keep current with, because their schedule is so easy to follow for me. If WWE had a similar schedule with limited lineups and a handful of angles per year, then yeah. I'd stay caught up with them, too. But, ya know. Life. Priorities. And all that good stuff.

 

I think it's less people feeling the need to watch live and more mourning the death of the era where that was possible and / or fun.

 

It used to be enjoyable to sit down and watch a PPV with friends. Now a single PPV (and certainly ever big 4 show) is going to push way past the boundaries of what most people enjoy in one sitting. It sucks that the WWE is basically requiring that their shows be watched later and cherry picked unless you have an insane tolerance for long wrestling shows.



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 02:06 PM

 

Who would want to keep up with all the content they put out now? I just don't get that mentality. It's like so many fans feel obligated to watch every second of shit they put out. Why? What's the point?

With the Network and all their various weekly shows, WWE is on the brink of becoming a CNN-like channel or having content produced and pumped out 24/7. Some of you will likely be faced with the decision of quitting your jobs, abandoning your families, and living as shut-ins just to stay all caught up with your WWE. It's reached a ridiculous level of commitment already.

It's meant to be a hobby. When it's no longer enjoyable, I stop doing it. I'm not being paid to stick with this stuff. It's why I can't comprehend people treating it that way - like some obligation or duty to be carried out.

PWG is the only promotion I can keep current with, because their schedule is so easy to follow for me. If WWE had a similar schedule with limited lineups and a handful of angles per year, then yeah. I'd stay caught up with them, too. But, ya know. Life. Priorities. And all that good stuff.

 

I think it's less people feeling the need to watch live and more mourning the death of the era where that was possible and / or fun.

 

It used to be enjoyable to sit down and watch a PPV with friends. Now a single PPV (and certainly ever big 4 show) is going to push way past the boundaries of what most people enjoy in one sitting. It sucks that the WWE is basically requiring that their shows be watched later and cherry picked unless you have an insane tolerance for long wrestling shows.

 

 

At this point, it seems like the WWE wants the PPV is something you basically have on the background while you and your friends are hanging out, doing other things. They don't want fans who are actually watching 100% of the time. 



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 02:56 PM

FOMO is a hell of a drug.



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 03:08 PM


 


Who would want to keep up with all the content they put out now? I just don't get that mentality. It's like so many fans feel obligated to watch every second of shit they put out. Why? What's the point?

With the Network and all their various weekly shows, WWE is on the brink of becoming a CNN-like channel or having content produced and pumped out 24/7. Some of you will likely be faced with the decision of quitting your jobs, abandoning your families, and living as shut-ins just to stay all caught up with your WWE. It's reached a ridiculous level of commitment already.

It's meant to be a hobby. When it's no longer enjoyable, I stop doing it. I'm not being paid to stick with this stuff. It's why I can't comprehend people treating it that way - like some obligation or duty to be carried out.

PWG is the only promotion I can keep current with, because their schedule is so easy to follow for me. If WWE had a similar schedule with limited lineups and a handful of angles per year, then yeah. I'd stay caught up with them, too. But, ya know. Life. Priorities. And all that good stuff.

 
I think it's less people feeling the need to watch live and more mourning the death of the era where that was possible and / or fun.
 
It used to be enjoyable to sit down and watch a PPV with friends. Now a single PPV (and certainly ever big 4 show) is going to push way past the boundaries of what most people enjoy in one sitting. It sucks that the WWE is basically requiring that their shows be watched later and cherry picked unless you have an insane tolerance for long wrestling shows.
 
 
At this point, it seems like the WWE wants the PPV is something you basically have on the background while you and your friends are hanging out, doing other things. They don't want fans who are actually watching 100% of the time. 
That's exactly how it is for me. We barbecue, bullshit, and make sure to watch the stuff we're really interested in.

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 03:25 PM

PWI says

Spoiler
is backstage at SD.

 

Spoiler



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 03:39 PM

This might actually be the deciding factor for me. Or, factors.

 

Between the dreadful Backlash, the abysmal raw this week ( I had completely zoned out after the first hour and bussing myself with my mobile and pretty much everything else), the now regular 4 hour PPV's (which I have to watch alone, except the Big 4 because all my friends I used to watch wrestling with tapped out a long time ago and only one of them is willing to watch anything at all with me) and a potential move to fridays for SD (which sucks because that way I'd have to watch it on saturday or sunday to avoid spoilers, and weekends are family time exclusive, except TakeOvers) I might have lost any desire ot keep on watching.

 

I'm also not a cherry picking guy, for me it's all or nothing and has ever been, and to avoid spoiers I have to watch Raw on tuesdays after work, same with SD on wednesday. Add in NXT and that's three times a week where I come home and watch WWE. Add in a 4+ hour PPv once a month which completely ruins the mondays for me, and it's the breaking point. It's just not worth it.

 

Now, if it were must see TV with compelling storylines and characters, I'd probably put up with it. But it isn't. The product is bland and boring for most the time, the characters are pretty much in no way able to grab my attention (hell, Styles has been my fave wrestler for over a decade, and by this point I even phase out in his matches, because it's so hard to give a damn). My love for wrestling is still there, it's just the current WWE that's doing it's best to ruin it. And I refuse to let that happen!



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 03:59 PM

I only caught half of Raw but the first two matches were a strong 1-2 punch. Loved the slow build of Owens-Reigns with KO doing things like rolling outside after a big bump that few do anymore. The tag was excellent too. Is Rollins having the best run of his career?

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 04:31 PM

I'm not sure why KO decided to start doing the Mr. Perfect/Shawn-on-Coke bumps, but I've been enjoying it.  Also I fell asleep after the tag match and woke up again during Alexa-Nia. Probably the most perfectly timed nap I've ever had in my life.



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 04:42 PM

(hell, Styles has been my fave wrestler for over a decade, and by this point I even phase out in his matches, because it's so hard to give a damn)

Something has to be said about that, as even AJ Styles booked by Vince Russo in TNA was more entertaining and even engaging as a character (yes, even when it was goofy and he played a goofball tag-along having the hots for Karen Angle) than anything he did since he got in WWE, where's he basically been *there* as a "guy who is supposed to have great matches".



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 05:43 PM

I only caught half of Raw but the first two matches were a strong 1-2 punch. Loved the slow build of Owens-Reigns with KO doing things like rolling outside after a big bump that few do anymore. The tag was excellent too. Is Rollins having the best run of his career?

For sure. I used to dread anything he did. Last night, when his music hit to come save Roman, I said “yes!” Aloud. Never would have imagined that happening when his title run actually drove me away from watching WWE back in 2015.
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 05:58 PM

Dave made the point on the Raw recap show that Seth's managed to become one of the most over guys on Raw and having great matches all while doing the opposite of what guys are being told to do in developmental. 



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 06:18 PM

Dave made the point on the Raw recap show that Seth's managed to become one of the most over guys on Raw and having great matches all while doing the opposite of what guys are being told to do in developmental. 

 

Sell and do shit with resonance instead of just getting your stuff in and popping the crowd?



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 06:36 PM

The timing of the segment couldn't be worse.

 

"Hey we just closed one of the best deals ever, now here's our worst material in ages"

 

It would've been worse if it happened when they were still negotiating, wouldn't it?



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 06:39 PM

Dave made the point on the Raw recap show that Seth's managed to become one of the most over guys on Raw and having great matches all while doing the opposite of what guys are being told to do in developmental. 

 

What is that exactly?



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 06:40 PM

 

Dave made the point on the Raw recap show that Seth's managed to become one of the most over guys on Raw and having great matches all while doing the opposite of what guys are being told to do in developmental. 

 

What is that exactly?

 

See above.



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 06:41 PM

Sell and do shit with resonance instead of just getting your stuff in and popping the crowd?


Is Seth the one not selling in your mind, or are you referring to wrestlers in developmental when you say that?




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