WWE, TNA, and all U.S./Canada based graps talk
I know I say this a lot but man what a stupid thing for the WWE to do. Jacobs has an amazing mind for the business and I hope that he returns to ROH to take over creative from Delirious.
Also hearing rumblings that Neville might be done as well.
Also hearing rumblings that Neville might be done as well.
I don’t know if it’s helpful at all but this person is from India gives the detail on how really Jinder title reign is pointless
Some Guy from Canada that you can follow on twitter @FilipPejic97
Was discussing that with a friend of mine recently about India. I am not sure who they are marketing to, tbh. WWE is often marketed to the lower class and the lower class in India is broke. Good long form post, but yeah, some weird strategy by the WWE, but if they are playing a true long game...I guess we'll see.
I'm going to bet one of their marketing people saw the total population of India and went "HOLY SHIT THAT IS A SHITTON OF PEOPLE, THIS PLACE IS AN UNTAPPED GOLD MINE!!!" and now they are going to realize how much a bust it actually is along with the China market since both areas have very little to none pro wrestling culture or reverence for it.BoxingRobes wrote:Was discussing that with a friend of mine recently about India. I am not sure who they are marketing to, tbh. WWE is often marketed to the lower class and the lower class in India is broke. Good long form post, but yeah, some weird strategy by the WWE, but if they are playing a true long game...I guess we'll see.
TNA were assholes to do what they did. That said, you should know your company culture and know what things can get you in trouble.NutCrack wrote:Taking Robbie out of the equation, that was a total dick move by TNA.mlev76 wrote:Guess no one remember the Highlanders/Impact fiasco...
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The long-discussed and planned WWE UK series that would be produced and broadcast by the company is not just being conceptualized as simply a WWE Network exclusive, PWInsider.com has learned.
A source close to the situation has told PWInsider.com that the company has been ramping up pitches to several different UK broadcasters. The pitch revolves around the idea of carrying a WWE UK-centric property that would be produced in Great Britain featuring an all British cast of characters.
The current title for the series, we are told, is WWE King of The Ring. Obviously, that is a repurposing of the title of a tournament that has been around since the late 1980s, initially as an annual special event in the Boston market before graduating into its own PPV event in 1993. The King of the Ring PPV was halted in 2006 but was brought back from time to time as an attraction used to elevate talents to the next level. It was last used in 2015 with Bad News Barrett winning the tournament.
PWInsider.com has also been told that one of the broadcasters WWE is pitching is ITV, which is interesting on a number of levels.
WWE had, over the last several years, attempted to purchase the pro wrestling-related material from old ITV World of Sport library for their own use, without success. World of Sport was a sports anthology series that ran for 20 years on ITV and regularly featured pro wrestling personalities and matches from Europe. When the decision was made in 1985 to cancel the series, it crippled homegrown pro wrestling in that region for several decades until the current rebirth headed by PROGRESS, ICW and IPW-UK, among other promotions.
In 2013, John Chapman licensed and filmed a World of Sport TV pilot that ITV opted not to pick up. The online attention to that pilot led to WWE reaching out to ITV in 2014 to open communications about purchasing the library. The acquisition never went down, but those two events may have led to ITV opting to launch their own pilot taping in 2016.
That pilot aired as a two hour special on New Years Eve 2016 with Jim Ross as one of the lead announcers and producing behind the scenes. The special was designed as a pilot for a potential World of Sport series revival. The special and the potential series revival led to a lot of mainstream media attention in Great Britain.
Anthem Media and Jeff Jarrett came on board after ITV decided to move forward with a ten episode series. Jim Ross left the project and eventually planned tapings earlier this year were canceled due to what was described at the time as logistical issues. Several talents that were scheduled for the World of Sport tapings have since placed the blame on the fact that Jarrett and Anthem were pushing for an ongoing weekly series, while the Network wanted to try out the concept with a 10 episode series, that would be closer in vein to the UK's TV scene, which features much shorter seasons of television series in comparison with the United States. Over seven months later, there has been no movement on the project. If WWE is pitching ITV, the broadcaster is obviously willing to move on from their original plans.
The irony is ITV's original plans to move forward with a series led to WWE speeding up their own plans to launch their own WWE UK-centric brand. That brand kicked off with two day live tournament broadcast on the WWE Network in January 2017 and the signing of former ROH champion Nigel McGuinness as an announcer. Those WWE UK Championship broadcasts introduced WWE fans to a plethora of UK-centric wrestlers, including Pete Dunne, Tyler Bate, Trent Seven and Wolfgang, among others. Since those specials, those talents have appeared on WWE European tour dates as well as WWE NXT TV tapings and Takeover specials.
Talks of the UK brand launching as a series had quieted down in recent months, especially after WWE signed deals with PROGRESS Wrestling and ICW to bring those promotions to the planned (but still yet to launch) WWE Network tiered-system. Those plans and talks, however, are obviously still continuing.
If, when and where WWE King of the Ring launches still remains to be seen.