Evidently, WWE has quietly set up this social network like MYSPACE and FACEBOOK and they've already gotten over 200,000 people signed up?
Are any of you on it?
We were keeping it secret from you.
Originally posted by CEOIIIJust joined. I'll fill in my profile after work.
Well, there it goes. That was a nice secret club we USED to have.
I'm just funnin' - I joined pretty close to Day One so I could make sure I had "/CRZ" and then I did absolutely nothing with it. I know some people around here have had some fun over there, though, although I don't know if they want that publicly known or not so I'll not say any names for the time being. ;-)
WWE Universe, formerly Fan Nation, has existed for months. It's hardly new. When I set up back in June or July there were already close to 100,000 members. There are over twice as many now. The FAN NATION and WWE UNIVERSE buttons have been at the top menu of wwe.com for about as long as the social networking site has existed. I'm surprised people are surprised and didn't know about it. Surely some eyeballs have landed on wwe.com and noticed all the references to Fan Nation/Universe over the past several months.
A word of advice for newbies: stay far, far away from the Forums. Far away. Far. It's 99.99% children and idiots flaming each other. I grew to appreciate the W even more after spending the little bit of time I did on their forums before I did an about face, never to return. Even most of the blogs, such as they are, are as illiterate and depressing as you might have guessed.
But a lot of the Superstars and Divas regularly blog, and as far as I know it's really them writing, so that's interesting. Immerse yourself in Val Venis's political views, Scotty Goldman's comedic musings, or Michelle McCool's pseudo-inspirational ramblings. Naturally, Jim Ross blogs and urges you to buy BBQ sauce and jerky, although it's the same Smackdown This! blog he does on wwe.com every week.
Don't know if I'll ever give in and join the thing, but I do like to browse the photo galleries ... Sometimes I'm surprised by some of the stuff that WWE lets the fans get away with; nothing obscene, I just wouldn't expect the copyright-happy WWE lawyers would want this stuff posted even on their own site.
But, if nothing else, it gives us an opportunity to see stuff like this:
The most hilarious thing about Tommy Dreamer is that everyone else in WWE, from Shelton Benjamin to dudes who haven't even debuted yet, has a T-shirt available. WWE doesn't even bother printing up a T-shirt for Tommy Dreamer, A MAN WHOSE GIMMICK IS WEARING A T-SHIRT WHILE WRESTLING. And why is that? Because not a god damn person would ever pay money for a Tommy Dreamer shirt. Not even his own mother. As a result he usually ends up wearing a shirt that says "WRESTLEMANIA 24" or "JUDGEMENT DAY." I think it's time for Tommy Dreamer to just print up a T-shirt that says "UPCOMING PAY PER VIEW"
Kind of a nice story to contrast with a lot of other stories of what happened to the guys from the 80s. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/22/fashion/22generationb.html?hphttp://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/22/fashion/22generationb.html?hp