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#1 Posted on 17.3.11 2037.04
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Cited from pro wrestling.net. A WGN exec sent an email saying the last show will be April, 7. Can we just get Sunday Night Heat back that worked real well for PPV nights.

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#2 Posted on 17.3.11 2050.54
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#3 Posted on 17.3.11 2107.18
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This wouldn't be so much a cancellation as a failure to renew by WGN America - it's been almost exactly two years, yeah?

It might still air in some countries - or it might just get replaced by "Tough Enough" - what I'm trying to say is could we hold off on the speculation?
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#4 Posted on 17.3.11 2256.53
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    Originally posted by CRZ
    This wouldn't be so much a cancellation as a failure to renew by WGN America


Isn't that the exact definition of cancellation? :-)
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#5 Posted on 17.3.11 2303.44
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    Originally posted by Mr Shh
      Originally posted by CRZ
      This wouldn't be so much a cancellation as a failure to renew by WGN America


    Isn't that the exact definition of cancellation? :-)
If they were the ONLY network showing this show, I would concede the point....but I'm not ready to do that yet.

Via Wikipedia and cross-checked against wwe.com/worldwide, a quick list of countries shown as currently airing NXT AND Superstars:
Australia
France
India
Italy
Malaysia
New Zealand
Philippines
South Africa
United Kingdom

Airing Superstars but not NXT
Romania


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#6 Posted on 18.3.11 0308.25
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Why not move it to USA or SyFy and keep it in the same timeslot?
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#7 Posted on 18.3.11 0929.36
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    Originally posted by CRZ
      Originally posted by Mr Shh
        Originally posted by CRZ
        This wouldn't be so much a cancellation as a failure to renew by WGN America


      Isn't that the exact definition of cancellation? :-)
    If they were the ONLY network showing this show, I would concede the point....but I'm not ready to do that yet.

    Via Wikipedia and cross-checked against wwe.com/worldwide, a quick list of countries shown as currently airing NXT AND Superstars:
    Australia
    France
    India
    Italy
    Malaysia
    New Zealand
    Philippines
    South Africa
    United Kingdom

    Airing Superstars but not NXT
    Romania


    (edited by CRZ on 17.3.11 2314)

I'll meet you part of the way...cancelled in the United States.
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#8 Posted on 18.3.11 1100.44
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I feel so sorry for Romania.
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#9 Posted on 21.3.11 1339.21
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Thanks to John, I just read this carefully couched statement from Alvarez over at F4W (f4wonline.com):

    Superstars will likely become an Internet-only/overseas show after its run on WGN ends in April.
IF true - and Alvarez has made sure to leave himself a weaselly out with his use of "likely" - this would be another example of "hey, maybe pay attention to Good Ol' CRZ because he kinda still knows what he's talking about" and a reason for you to take me seriously in that other thread, too. ;-)
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#10 Posted on 21.3.11 1359.57
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    Originally posted by CRZ
    Thanks to John, I just read this carefully couched statement from Alvarez over at F4W (f4wonline.com):

      Superstars will likely become an Internet-only/overseas show after its run on WGN ends in April.
    IF true - and Alvarez has made sure to leave himself a weaselly out with his use of "likely" - this would be another example of "hey, maybe pay attention to Good Ol' CRZ because he kinda still knows what he's talking about" and a reason for you to take me seriously in that other thread, too. ;-)
The podcast was amusing, as Bryan jumped straight to "a dozen people will likely be fired", and Dave was immediately the voice of reason/voice of CRZ. So maybe Bryan is holding back in hopes of leaving himself the possibility of being right.
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#11 Posted on 21.3.11 1730.36
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    Originally posted by hansen9j

The podcast was amusing, as Bryan jumped straight to "a dozen people will likely be fired", and Dave was immediately the voice of reason/voice of CRZ. So maybe Bryan is holding back in hopes of leaving himself the possibility of being right.


I think we will see a bunch of firings later this spring, though. Even if Superstars survives, the fact is that they usually cut the roster after Mania, and you can't forget that they've added a lot of names to the roster this year with all the NXT people. I'm sure they plan on having a couple of Tough Enough contestants ending up getting signed as well. So I have to think some people are going to go.
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#12 Posted on 16.4.11 1559.20
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CODA: Here's the first episode of Superstars taped/"aired" since the "canclation:"



Notably, it's NOT on Hulu, but thankfully it's still being added to their YouTube channel. (For now?)
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#13 Posted on 16.4.11 2313.48
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Crap...Superstars isn't available in Canada through WWE's Youtube channel. I was really digging it on WGN (which I did get up here).
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