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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Network UK launch DELAYED. AGAIN.
by JChalmers » Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:33 pm

Off to Newcastle show next Wednesday.

Jericho v Wyatt in a Street Fight and Cesaro v Ziggler for IC Title :twisted:

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Network UK launch DELAYED. AGAIN.
by Rog » Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:41 pm

I'm giving up on the network now. Best to now instead of waiting for the inevitable failure of this sky-backed nonsense. If any of you pay the £15 for a PPV on Sky I hope you rot in hell. You caused this.

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Network UK launch DELAYED. AGAIN.
by Slimgrady » Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:25 pm

[iup=3607645]Lucien[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3607601]Codename 47[/iup] wrote:It's a shame though as i'd have happily have paid the £6+ had they officially launched it the other day like they said. Does that work around people have been using to get the network already, still work?


Yep. It'll work out at around £10 a month. You could sign up strategically though to get two PPVs under one 30 day contract.

I'll be looking to do that for Royal Rumble/Elimination Chamber. Two PPVs plus extras for £10... that'll do.

Elimination Chamber is being moved to June.

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Network UK launch DELAYED. AGAIN.
by captain red dog » Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:01 am

I wish they would scrap the PPV between Rumble and Mania. It all looks a bit awkward as someone wins the toughest match of the year to get a title shot at mania, and then another guy gets a title shot for free a month later.

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Network UK launch DELAYED. AGAIN.
by Skippy » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:30 am

[iup=3608338]captain red dog[/iup] wrote:I wish they would scrap the PPV between Rumble and Mania. It all looks a bit awkward as someone wins the toughest match of the year to get a title shot at mania, and then another guy gets a title shot for free a month later.


With the one world title that's probably why they scrapped EC, it's wasted there. I agree though, it should be left, maybe as an alternative they should just have the equivalent of a PPV on an episode of Raw and build towards that.

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Network UK launch DELAYED. AGAIN.
by Mockmaster » Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:07 pm

Just wondered whether any of you rasslin' fans fancied entering the Biggest Event of the Winter. GRcade Christmas SigSwap. Going for a record breaking number this year, think of it as a 40 man Royal Rumble type deal.

t:grcade-christmas-sigswap-2014?f=7

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Network UK launch DELAYED. AGAIN.
by Skippy » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:32 pm

Smackdown moving to Thursdays as of January 15th

http://www.wwe.com/shows/smackdown/2014 ... y-26779849

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Network UK launch DELAYED. AGAIN.
by Reavus » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:47 pm

According to the Observer, WWE’s running house shows in Cardiff on Monday and Bournemouth on Tuesday, meaning a bunch of people you’d like and expect to see on TV won’t be there.

Expected to miss Raw: Dean Ambrose, Kane, Dolph Ziggler, Bray Wyatt, Cesaro
Expected to miss Smackdown: John Cena, Seth Rollins, Big Show, Sheamus, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Network UK launch DELAYED. AGAIN.
by Kanbei » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:31 pm

Sure they helicoptered The Shield in a couple of years ago if they want people to pull double duty.

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Network UK launch DELAYED. AGAIN.
by KK » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:49 pm

I rang Sky this evening (about half hour ago) & was told the WWE Network is launching here as Sky Sports: WWE. Could be mistaken, or they've just been handed a new script.

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Network UK launch DELAYED. AGAIN.
by Slimgrady » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:57 pm

[iup=3608735]KKLEIN[/iup] wrote:I rang Sky this evening (about half hour ago) & was told the WWE Network is launching here as Sky Sports: WWE. Could be mistaken, or they've just been handed a new script.

That'd be grand.It'd have to be part of the sky sports pack,they'll make plenty with all the extra advertising revenue of a new channel.PPV's still up in the air though.

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Network to launch as Sky Sports: W
by KK » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:59 pm

Another,

ProWrestling.net wrote:A Sky Sports customer service representative informed Prowrestling.net reader Craig Beavis that WWE Network will be launched as a Sky Sports channel. "Yes, we will launch it as a channel with Sky TV," the customer service rep wrote in a one-on-one chat. "Currently we don't have any details but it will be going to be soon... And you will will be notified by adv, email or call."

Powell's POV: We can't rule out the possibility that the customer service representative is misinformed, but I have viewed a copy of the transcript and it certainly seems like the rep was up to speed on the situation. Craig directly asked the rep if WWE Network will be a channel and not online as it is offered in the United States. "Yes, that is correct," the representative wrote.

We assumed this was a possibility given the wording that WWE has used in the past. However, WWE then announced it would launch the network via the over the top model on November 1, only to abort the launch just 20 minutes before the scheduled start time.

WWE has yet to confirm the news publicly or to Prowrestling.net, but it appears that WWE Network in the UK will use the same model that exists in Canada via Rogers Communications. It's worth noting that Canadian viewers pay $12.99 for the service and that it is only available in 20 percent of the country at this time.

http://www.prowrestling.net/article.php ... e-UK-39639

This should be interesting then...

I can't see us getting the same linear channel, but the most important thing is the on-demand content. Rogers in Canada is awful on this front.

How much will it cost, and will all WWE programming be moving over.

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Network to launch as Sky Sports: W
by KK » Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:36 pm

[iup=3608758]Lucien[/iup] wrote:How could Sky offer anything other than a linear channel?

They have various on-demand capabilities through the Sky box, and NowTV. How comprehensive it would be though is another matter.

The SkyID could possibly be made to work with an online site. There could be a Sky Sports WWE website that offers everything the WWE Network offers but without the linear channel.

This sucks for non-Sky customers though no doubt about it.

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Network to launch as Sky Sports: W
by Slimgrady » Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:42 pm

[iup=3608763]KKLEIN[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3608758]Lucien[/iup] wrote:How could Sky offer anything other than a linear channel?

They have various on-demand capabilities through the Sky box, and NowTV. How comprehensive it would be though is another matter.

The SkyID could possibly be made to work with an online site.

A linear channel and on demand content that changes regularly would be perfectly fine,people getting upset because every PPV ever won't be available straight away are just complaining for the sake of it,there's only so many hours in the day and there's other stuff to watch besides wrestling too.Plus if that's what somebody wants the US online version is easily accessible too.

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Network to launch as Sky Sports: W
by Mafro » Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:51 pm

So it was Sky's fault it was pulled within 20 minutes of launch, and rather predictably the UK is getting a gimped version as a result.

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Network to launch as Sky Sports: W
by Slimgrady » Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:56 pm

[iup=3608770]Mafro[/iup] wrote:So it was Sky's fault it was pulled within 20 minutes of launch, and rather predictably the UK is getting a gimped version as a result.

I wouldn't say so,it had a lot to do with them because they have contracts and broadcasting rights,but it's WWE's fault that they rushed into announcing something that they legally couldn't deliver.

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Network to launch as Sky Sports: W
by CuriousOyster » Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:40 pm

An actual channel is stupid, its the on demand stuff that's the big draw and the whole point if it.

Mind you, as people keep saying if you are that pissed off just use the US Network. Worked like a dream for me for last 6 months for £9.50-£10 a month :? Zero pissing about after initial set up, which was easy for a novice like me.

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Network to launch as Sky Sports: W
by KK » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:05 pm

[iup=3608767]Lucien[/iup] wrote:Hmmm. Can't say I'm up to date with Sky products but I think you need a certain set of boxes for that right? So only some people would get it? And NowTV... I'm surprised that still exists. Extra money there too.

I'm not sure but I think you need a 2nd generation Sky+HD box for on-demand.

Sky Sports F1 is bundled in for Sky Sports subscribers or I think £5 standalone. Maybe WWE will be similar. Man Utd and Chelsea TV are £6. Liverpool for some reason is £7.

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Network to launch as Sky Sports: W
by KK » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:16 pm

Publicly Sky's stance, which had been 'nothing to do with us Guv', has changed on social media too:

SkyHelpTeam wrote:@lewis_collins Hi Lewis, nothing has been confirmed by either Sky or WWE Network as yet. We will announce any information when it has been confirmed by both parties. Regards, Tom"

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Network to launch as Sky Sports: W
by Mafro » Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:33 pm

They've totally edited Finn Balor's NXT debut compared to the live footage. For some daft reason they got rid of Prince Devitt appearing on the titantron and the huge crowd pop, and instead the crowd just sounds pretty dead when he comes out.

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