Looking at the Apple Clock app it’s because the clocks have changed in the US already, 3 weeks ahead of us. Means for those still watching RAW and SmackDown Live on BT however the start times will be more reasonable. AEW Dynamite will also start at 12am on Wednesday on Fite TV.
The PPV tonight though is nothing special. The WWE, World and Women’s titles aren’t on the line, and the Chamber matches are the most throw away they’ve ever done. Apart from that ECW one...
Wish the WWE would bring back the week long TV guide again on the Network app.
KK wrote:Let’s never speak of that main event ever again.
It was *not* good. It didn't stop the hype train after seeing the Drew/Brock clip from last week's Raw though, booked a ticket for WrestleMania (viewing party in a pub in Edinburgh) right after it finished
Remember how hot the Wyatt Family and The Shield were when they briefly faced off that time a few years ago? Amazing how since then the only guy that's over is Moxley, and he had to leave the company to do it.
I don’t think Wrestlemania would be missed too much this year if it was cancelled, all the matches seem a bit meh and rushed. It’s very much a stop gap ‘Mania before the one in Hollywood next year which they already seem to be hyping up! I’ll still miss the whole weekend though if it doesn’t go ahead
Seriously bad house at AEW Dynamite tonight. Can only see this continuing as Coronavirus kicks in and people stay away (that’s if these shows aren’t cancelled). For such a small crowd it’s pretty damn impressive how much noise they’re making though.
If WWE and AEW can’t do Live shows, they’re going to have to get real creative with their TV time. Would no doubt throw in some PPV matches in there, but at least AEW only has 2 hours a week to fill compared to WWE. Fingers crossed AEW can get their Blood and Guts event in, though even that now would appear very optimistic. Seems like a good show to then take a hiatus on...two weeks is a long time though. States are still allowing gatherings of hundreds of people for the time being (such as churches), so that does at least give WWE Full Sail and Performance Center to work out of.
Let’s be honest, a prolonged break and forced ‘off season’ may do WWE some good...
AEW should probably go live with the Dark Order story and run out of the Hardy compound. They could probably tape a few episodes there too, cover a couple of weeks worth. The Total Nonstop Deletion episode of Impact was probably amongst the best that company ever did with the Broken Hardy plot.
WWE badly needs an off season with how much content they put out. You would probably struggle to fill a 3 hour show with just the best bits from the last 12 months as everything is so by the numbers these days.
WWE airing SmackDown, RAW and NXT from the Performance Center from tonight onwards, with no fans. I think at first it’ll have a real novelty factor for SmackDown, but after? All that Live programming with no crowd noise is going to be rough, especially as the weeks progress.
AEW is still airing Wednesday’s episode with a few hundred fans from Daily's Place.
It was very weird. Not sure it's worth continuing. Unless the format changes significantly, it's really weird seeing things done in an empty arena.
3 hours of Raw is going to be interesting
Edit: They also went nuts with the camera cuts. They put chairs in the ring for a sit down interview with Cena and Cole, but they stood up through out and the camera kept chopping all over the place so Cena was just talking at empty space.
That Smackdown! was extremely awkward to watch, and I can’t imagine many people watching anymore shows like this after the curiosity/novelty factor has now worn off. Terrible time of the year for this all to happen, ruining “Wrestling Christmas” and all, but just stop for a while if things can’t go on as they should.