So I was checking out the NWA site, seeing as how I am not too satisfied with the WWF's stuff as of late. I was thinking of maybe buying the first NWA show. Then I saw these three things:
- First off, one of their commentators.. Don West?!?! The guy from the collectible card show, where he screams about how you must buy 7 cases of '88 topps cards, and he'll throw in a McGwire rookie? Is it that Don West? I hate that guy! That alone is enough to keep me from ever buying an NWA show.
- Special guest stars... A NASCAR guy and a country western guy. I've never heard of either guy. They seem to be shooting for a southern demographic, which leaves thi new yawker cold.
- Third, Jarrett claims the women won't be used as wrestlers, they'll be sex objects. Supposedly the show will be 'edgy' and 'racy'. NWA-TNA - Get it? TNA! As a fan of women's..wrestling.... This is a big disappointment. I can get "TNA" any night i want, or anytime I want on E!
So I guess I won't be ordering it. My search for a good wrestling show continues. Are there any indy feds out there that are good enough for me to buy tapes from?
Don West? Is that the same guy who always sold swords and knives and stuff? If he's who I think he is, that would be just awesome.
I checked out the NWA site, but couldn't find anything about any NASCAR guy being at the show. I'm a southerner, so if they get a driver who I actually like, that would be cool. Hell, if they get Ward Burton I'll definitly buy the first show!
Edit: Ok, I just found out who the NASCAR guy is, and it's Sterling Marlin. Cool.
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I have heard several people remark that they are going to order the first pay per view ONLY because Don West will be on the announce team. In fact, Don West was on the Opie and Anthony show yesterday and made a good case for the NWA, so his name is going to likely affect the buyrate for the first week at least. I know that I will give the NWA-TNA a chance before burying it here on this board.
I just can't wait to see "Mr. Serious" Mike Tenay's reaction to Don West screaming about T & A (the real kind) and the hardcore midgets Puppet and Tio. Expect much rolling of the eyes by Mike.
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What is the address for the NWA site? I can't seem to find which one you're referring to.
"Man lives in the sunlit world of what he believes to be reality...BUT...there is, unseen by most, an underworld, a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit...A darkside!" -Tales from the Darkside TV show
There's no way in hell I"m paying $10 per show per week to see a second-rate wrestling show featuring Jarrett (even though he's cool), Ken Shamrock and the Ultimate Warrior. They're just going to have to come up with something better than that to turn my attention. I'm probably just as bored with the WWE as you all are, but there's NO WAY I'm paying every week for a wrestling show. In fact, I wouldn't pay $10 per week for 1996-1997 WCW, and that's saying a lot from my standpoint. It sucks to be broke. I don't need to be any more busted by paying for wrestling. I give the NWA-TNA three months until it folds. And yes, I know I should watch the damn thing and see how it goes before I pronounce it dead, but I just can't see people paying for wrestling when it's free on TV.
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Not that I'd actually order one of these, but I'm loving that Mike Tenay/Don West part of the announcing team. Mike Tenay knew his stuff and was always cool and creepy (the way he'd just kind of stare into the camera when they were showing Tony and the Brain) and when he became the sassy evil announcer towards the end ("I'll give that marriage two weeks" -wink-) he was even cooler.
And with Don West, they could get rid of titles and championship belts altogether and have guys compete over valuable prizes like uncut platinum sheets of Mark McGwire rookie cards or ninja swords with dragons carved into the blade. And then the viewers could order what the wrestlers are winning. If you like AJ Styles, you too can acquire a set of stainless steel throwing stars and a bonus limited edition foil Sammy Sosa rookie card, and you don't even have to beat Jerry Lynn in a ladder match to get them. Call now! Cool.
Originally posted by Parts UnknownI'm probably just as bored with the WWE as you all are, but there's NO WAY I'm paying every week for a wrestling show. In fact, I wouldn't pay $10 per week for 1996-1997 WCW, and that's saying a lot from my standpoint
It sounds bad to be paying for a weekly show, but think of it in monthly terms. WWE sells you a "three hour" PPV for 35 dollars(i think, i live in Ireland so i wouldn't know) This promotion gives you 8 hours a month for forty dollars. That seems pretty good value to me and if you don't like it you've only wasted 10 bucks instead the whole months worth of money.
Actually, their thought process sounds good. The thing is, for this to work, the shows HAVE to be PPV quality every single week. If it only achieves RAW quality (or worse, Nitro or less), then their theory fails, because they will be asking people to pay for a weekly show that is no better than the free one. They seem to realize that, but realizing the show has to be better than free TV is one thing, pulling that off is another.
I don't have PPV capabilities here so I guess I'm screwed. It's an interesting idea though. I usually go to Buffalo Wild Wings to watch the WWF shows. It would be smart of them to sell tapes of the shows for like 5 bucks or something like 2 weeks after each show just to get the product out there. I'd buy every one for 5 bucks each just because I collect wrestling tapes. So do a lot of other people. Then, if the product is good, the people who are buying the tapes will say,"hey, I need to watch this stuff live." There's more buyrate right there. I should have majored in marketing darn it. :)
What Worked PAS: Lots of really great looking matches on paper from Japan, but it is going to be hard to beat Beniot v. Jericho. This was really awesome and violent in a way that most of WWE Beniot isn't.