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The W - Movies & TV - Jerry Bruckheimer + The Rock + NBC
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John Orquiola

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.10
No, not "The Rock", the 1996 Michael Bay movie Bruckheimer produced, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

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Kickin' Ass! Excited to partner up w @BruckheimerJB & @NBC to create 1980's wrestling TV drama.

Huh. What a weird television series idea, and yet, I'm intrigued. Skeptical, but intrigued.

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It's False

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.16
And it's specifically 1980's wrestling, which probably means we'll either see a lot of WWF-style cartoonish gimmicks running rampant or an NWA-style wrestling promotion trying to deal with the upstart WWF-style cartoonish gimmick promotion.

I like this idea a lot. Maybe I'm just saying that because I just watched a couple of old Honky Tonk Man matches, but I actually like this idea. I just don't like it for NBC, who will probably cancel it 8 episodes in.

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But at least with NBC getting it, if they don't like it, USA could be in a position to pick it up if cancelled and if it's good TV. I'm already envisioning this as the wrestling version of "Playmakers".


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Its silly, but I've always wanted to write a pilot for a show similar to this. I could never figure out who to focus on (a wrestler jumping from Indy to big time, a new writer on staff were two ideas). I feel like something like this would be better suited for a Showtime or even FX.

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Its weird if Rock was not involved and NBC, I think this would be a very interesting show. However, as much as I love Rock, I can't believe an employee and the network that WWE is on would do anything to bury that company. The worst it could be is a sitcom style show that tries to get jokes out of wrestling. The best it could be is like the Wrestler where we see the rise and the fall of a wrestler. I am thinking something in between since the words: Jerry Bruckhemier and thought provoking are in two different universes. Geemoney is right, this feels like it should be on FX to have any chance of being good.

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Anyone remember "Learning the Ropes"? I'm not optimistic.

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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.42
    Originally posted by It's False
    I just don't like it for NBC, who will probably cancel it 8 episodes in.

NBC isn't the most notorious network for cancelling shows. I agree with lotjx in that since they have a deal with WWE it could cause them to have less creative independence.

I'm excited for this show as an idea, they should get the writer of The Wrestler.

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