I went to the debut show for this promotion. It was terrible. They got a little better, then they got worse, then everyone generally forgot they were even still running. This show has been in the work for a while and is probably a good deal for promotion, but it's still generally a Corgan vanity project and the show sounds the same.
I see that Justin Credible is on their roster, though he may be wrestling under a different name now. More wrestling leagues is always a good thing, but I don't really see this getting very far. On the other hand, AMC has gotten a pretty solid following for the Walking Dead, so if Corrigan's able to afford ad space ...
Since it is a reality show (about wrestling, at that), I wonder how much of the backstage conflicts and drama are going to be real and how much will be scripted for the show. While I hate "reality" TV with a passion, the real-yet-fake aspects are an interesting match with wrestling's tradition of kayfabe.
Generally shows on the same network are given free advertising based upon how much the network wants to promote them.
You can also tell how well a local show is doing by how many promo spots are in it.
"Tattoos are the mullets of the aughts." - Mike Naimark
"Don't stop after beating the swords into ploughshares, don't stop! Go on beating and make musical instruments out of them. Whoever wants to make war again will have to turn them into ploughshares first" - Yehuda Amichai
This cracked me up. I'm a big fan of Paul Kariya, and was only half paying attention then turned around going WTF and wondered why he would say that. Of course...it would be more relevant if Kariya still played in Nashville and not in St. Louis by now....