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.
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".
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.
The Wee Baby Sheamus.
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The only place I'd seen promos were trailers at the theatre. I believe the first one I saw was at "Watchmen". The trailer DOES look awesome, but reviews are mixed (Ebert gave it 3 1/2 stars). I'll be seeing this tomorrow in any case.