Thursday, August 7, 2014

Off Topic

Yep, the logo above is what I'll be talking about during this post, and now when I think about it, going forward most of my "off topic" posts will be about pro wrestling. Before I go into the WWE Network, I want to talk a little bit about my wrestling collection. Much like my music collection, the amount of wrestling material I own dating back to the first Wrestlemania in 1985, is extensive and I'm thankful for it. Not only is it spread across two hard drives and DVDs (MOSTLY WWF/E and some NWA/WCW), this is material I've owned since my teenage years, so you know the nostalgia is there big time. Even before the WWE Network was launched, I said that with or without it, I have enough material to last me forever (not that I'm bragging, but still, lol). So, you're probably thinking, "if you have ALL that good stuff, what do you need the Network for?". Well, it's simple. I look at it as "having the best of both worlds". Like most subscribers, I'll watch the current PPVs live as they air (and this will also include Summerslam in two weeks with the John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar main event), but in addition to those, I'll watch what I don't own as well as other shows I may have missed, especially the material from the 80s and 90s. The more I watch the Network (which has been a lot recently), the more I love it and I'm already appreciating the fact that it exists. For all of the current issues that it's causing WWE, I feel it's going to be a success and I want that considering everything the company is putting into it. On August 12th, they'll launch the service internationally, and I have a feeling this will spike the subscriber number. If it doesn't, I will be surprised. For all intents and purposes, this is MUCH better than the 24/7 OnDemand video service they had years back (which I also had signed up for on the first day). Overall, I'm very satisfied with the Network and it's a complete guarantee I'll be renewing when the time comes!

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