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Reading Dr. Wagner's thread about a WWE house show in Monterrey, I got to thinking. How hard would it be to tape a Smackdown on a Saturday in Mexico or Japan (or wherever really) and then send the tapes back to America to air on Thursday? I'm sure they already bring all their equipment when they go to other countries, so why not try it out? If they could do it in Iraq, they could do it in Tokyo.



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I would think that they do NOT bring all their equipment into the other countries--not the cameras and such that they need for a full-scale television production. The Iraq SD! was not a full-scale production; that worked for that show but I don't think it would work on a regular basis.

Taping in Mexico probably wouldn't be a big deal, but taping in another hemisphere probably would be either too expensive (if they do it right) or too low-tech (if they leave their equipment at home and use local stuff).
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A lot of the technical unions that the WWE uses probably are based in the United States; Safety issues are a concern, too. It's cheaper to run things in the US, in US dollars, with US workers, for a US audience, than it is to do things in, say, Japan. SO, when they DO go to Japan/England/Iraq/Canada, they do it rarely so that the gates are large enough to justify all the pains in the ass.



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    Smackdown on a Saturday in Mexico or Japan (or wherever really) and then send the tapes back to America to air on Thursday?


Since the fabled* "RAW on three continents gets a really bad rating" bit in '97, I don't think they've done one of those. I don't know if there's a direct cause->effect relationship there, but I'm sure it's been in the back of their head since.

* Russo loves to tell this story, because it led to him getting a non-magazine job.



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    Originally posted by thecubsfan

      Smackdown on a Saturday in Mexico or Japan (or wherever really) and then send the tapes back to America to air on Thursday?


    Since the fabled* "RAW on three continents gets a really bad rating" bit in '97, I don't think they've done one of those. I don't know if there's a direct cause->effect relationship there, but I'm sure it's been in the back of their head since.

    * Russo loves to tell this story, because it led to him getting a non-magazine job.


I remember that RAW, I either saw it while in Toronto, or I was just getting back home from Toronto. I remember there being some in-ring action from a regular RAW, and then all of a suddent switching to the Jackyl (who hadn't even debuted yet) screaming at the fans in South Africa. And I think there was a European title match in all the madness. Anybody have full results or something from that show?



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http://www.otherarena.com/ htm/cgi-bin/history.cgi? 1997/raw041497

Note that they have the combined rating at 2.2, while Mr. Russo's story has it at 1.8 (and annually going lower.) Nitro did 3.44. If I recall right, at that time, hour 2 of Nitro went up against hour 1 of RAW, so the head do head was 2.34/3.14. The previous week was 2.23/3.63 (2.41/3.41)

To get back on topic, I think there'd have to be a big incentive for the to do TV in non-Canada/US places. They don't do anything with the places they go now beside a few local references, so there's no draw to go across an ocean to show the inside of a different arena.



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While I think that would be great to do, there is also the problem of government interference and inefficiency as well. All this immediately made me think of problems rock bands would have when travelling to another country and then being told they can't have their equipment back until they pay some extravagent fee to the government. I remember one musician from a popular band saying they went to Rio and used the equipment left by Earth, Wind & Fire a couple of years before because A) EW&F couldn't afford the fee to get it back, and B) they didn't want to run the risk of ending up like EW&F!
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Hey, i just cant see what's the big deal with the broadcast thing... as i told before, Mexico have a real high infrastructure to do things like that... all depends if the event has enough rentability or not...

Two quick examples:

The NFL American Bowl at Aztec Stadium in Mexico City...

The game had a satelite broadcast to send the signal LIVE...



The Cart world series at Monterrey, and Mexico City last year...

Both races were transmited via ESPN LIVE to all world..

Im convinced that if the Monterrey experiment works right, and have enough sponsors and publicity here in Mexico, sooner or later the WWE will tape this events to sell it as a DVD material.

The only problem i see its the transmition and difussion of the event, here in México we only can see RAW one time per week and only in cable systems...
In the other side, the Lucha events are transmited in open signal television one time per week... also, the perspective of the wrestling here is like.."a cheap sport for the ignorant masses"

If somehow, the WWE could negotiate with the two open signal bigger Networks here in Mexico, the WWE events could have more difussion, and obviously more sponsorship and facilityes... Televisa.. the bigger company in Mexico and Latin America owns Univision in the US and several other companys across Central and SouthAmerican...

As i see, all depends in how good will result the Monterrey event

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