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NWA World Championship Wrestling on WWE Network

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:29 pm
by themib
Loads of episodes of NWA World Championship Wrestling (Saturdays at 6:05pm on TBS) from the mid-80s are now up on WWE Network - as of current check, they have the following...

1985
November 2nd
November 9th
November 16th
December 21st

1986
January 4th
January 18th
January 25th
February 22nd
March 1st
March 15th
March 22nd
March 29th
April 5th
April 12th
April 26th
May 3rd
June 21st
July 12th
August 23rd
September 6th
September 27th
October 18th
October 25th
November 8th
November 26th
December 6th
December 27th

1987
January 3rd
February 14th
February 21st
March 21st
May 16th

So not every week yet, but I'm sure they'll plug in the gaps and add to that, hopefully all the way into the Turner era, and the change into WCW Saturday Night.

Re: NWA World Championship Wrestling on WWE Network

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:09 pm
by JFC3400
This honestly makes me think about subscribing again after more than a year away. I know it's a tired argument, but I really don't understand why they don't add the old territory stuff on an episodic basis every week at the same time. Having random on demand content almost assures that nobody is going to see it. Running this every Saturday night at 6:05 EST makes so much sense. It would direct people to it and increase the likelihood that they'd get hooked on it. They could do this with so much of what they own.

1985/1986 Jim Crockett was my favorite time/promotion in wrestling, regardless, so this is great news. It was a big hole for me when the network first came out.

Re: NWA World Championship Wrestling on WWE Network

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:29 pm
by Parasol
Great news. And no way I would have known of it without this thread.

Re: NWA World Championship Wrestling on WWE Network

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:41 pm
by Rich Kraetsch
:o :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Welp, my holiday weekend is booked.

Re: NWA World Championship Wrestling on WWE Network

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:25 pm
by Drew Wardlaw
Great news! 86 is such a killer year for Crockett. a friend of a friend works in the archive department and once said that there is so much current/original content to upload on a daily basis that they have no time to deal with the library, but it looks like that's changed.

NWA World Championship Wrestling on WWE Network

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:01 pm
by JML
I watched the November 2nd 85 show late last night and it was entertaining even though they have a Pez Whatley match that goes pretty long for a studio TV match.

Also, the check the replay Boogie Woogie Man match just for the reaction of one woman in the audience. I howled.

Re: NWA World Championship Wrestling on WWE Network

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:46 pm
by dancecab
sooooo much for unsubscribing after Takeover London. :lol:

Re: NWA World Championship Wrestling on WWE Network

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:59 pm
by Rich Kraetsch


Anyone had an issue with the above yet?

Re: NWA World Championship Wrestling on WWE Network

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:36 pm
by Drew Wardlaw
Rich Kraetsch wrote:

Anyone had an issue with the above yet?
I watched the first episode and there isn't anything worse than on the other Network stuff. NWA was using a lot of unauthorized music and obviously wwe can't have Michael Jackson blaring on the Network, but it's nothing were not used to already.

Re: NWA World Championship Wrestling on WWE Network

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:06 pm
by themib
Rich Kraetsch wrote:

Anyone had an issue with the above yet?
Watching the first episode that's up - it's noticeable at the start of the Billy Graham/Abdullah the Butcher match.

Re: NWA World Championship Wrestling on WWE Network

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:46 pm
by themib
More episodes are up...

April 19th 1986
August 2nd 1986
August 9th 1986
October 11th 1986
November 15th 1986
March 14th 1987
May 30th 1987
June 6th 1987

Re: NWA World Championship Wrestling on WWE Network

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:57 pm
by Joe Lanza
themib wrote:More episodes are up...

April 19th 1986
August 2nd 1986
August 9th 1986
October 11th 1986
November 15th 1986
March 14th 1987
May 30th 1987
June 6th 1987
Gonna hold off until they finish adding whatever they're adding. 6:05 was very high on the wishlist of old content I wanted to see.

They don;t add much old stuff, but when they do, they always pick the right time periods for whatever they upload.

Re: NWA World Championship Wrestling on WWE Network

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:59 pm
by Binky91
Just watched april 12 1986. They had so many elite talkers. Also a couple solid matches Flair vs ricky morton and Arn vs sam houston

Re: NWA World Championship Wrestling on WWE Network

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:10 am
by Jeff Hawkins
hose me

vacation set

Re: NWA World Championship Wrestling on WWE Network

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:16 am
by Joe Lanza
OK I lied, i'm watching all of these RIGHT NOW.

Like Prime Time Wrestling, these remind me of childhood. There is a real nostalgic comfort when I watch this stuff.