Thursday, November 6, 2014

Sporting News: Smackdown to Thursdays


Admittedly I don't have much to add here, but WWE sent me a press release so they're apparently quite excited about it.  

23 comments:

  1. I'd take Michael Hayes.

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  2. Guess it's just a different night for people not to watch wrestling on.

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  3. Now they'll get to be crushed by network ratings TWICE a week!

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  4. I know what you mean. When the brand split meant watching it the only way I normally got to see some of my favorites, Smackdown was decent enough hungover Saturday or Sunday morning viewing even though I'd already read the recap. But even then, I'd just skim through it and watch bits and pieces because I'll have already read the recap here.

    Raw/Smackdown are similar to sporting events to me in the specific sense of immediacy. I can put off Sons of Anarchy or South Park for a night, but Raw or Smackdown, if I don't watch it that night, it just isn't getting watched.

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  5. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©November 6, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    It's like they want to be beat by Football.

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  6. But Smackdown is the highest rated episodic cable show whatever thing every week for the past 20 years!

    I understand why WWE needs to keep the Raw deal with USA, but why Smackdown?

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  7. Right after the NFL season....a smart move.

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  8. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©November 6, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    Should be an interesting fall season though.

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  9. CruelConnectionNumber2November 6, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    Nothing like 5 hours of TV wrestling in 4 days for an ice cold product that makes WCW 99 look entertaining.

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  10. So much for Del Rio ever coming back to WWE. http://uproxx.com/prowrestling/2014/11/alberto-del-rio-claims-wwes-issues-with-racism-extend-all-the-way-up-to-the-king-of-kings/

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  11. Man, they're just trying to compete with TNA.

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  12. And so it begins as I've said all along: https://twitter.com/LanaWWE/status/530080502959841280


    Lana must've let it slip that Hogan is going to win the WWE World Title and Rusev will challenge him for it. I like that scenario -- really brings back the classic Hogan storyline.

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  13. You can't argue with history! Next week, Vince have to be talked out of creating a series of territories who all fight under one banner!

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  14. So the Booker T storyline wasn't just Method acting, you're saying.

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  15. That was confusing. All there was was a photo of Lana with half her boob out and a nuch of blurry stuff on the right side of the page.

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  16. In theory this means there will be more SD viewers. Will they now have like angles 'n stuff?

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  17. They need the TV time for money purposes and SD was still performing near the top of the Friday cable ratings, which I assume makes NBCUniversal (which owns SyFy along with USA) happy as well

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  18. WHY DONT YOU DO A LITTLE DANCE FOR ME, BOOKER?

    I did chuckle at the bit of HHH calling Ricardo Bumblebee in reference to Bumblebee Man, not because it's funny, but because Hunter doesn't strike me as a guy who watches the Simpsons. Ay ay ay, no es bueno!

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  19. The Love-Matic Grampa!November 6, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Eh, I've always suspected as much. Especially with Hayes around.

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  20. I'm certainly not shocked, and on the matter of Hayes, fuck. Talk about an ongoing embarrassment.

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  21. The Love-Matic Grampa!November 6, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Somewhere, there's an overzealous painter planning his revenge...

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  22. I don't watch a single show on Thursday nights nowadays at least until Parks & Rec and or Community make their returns, so this news is good in that regard. Make it a great one hour show and i'd really be excited because clearly the WWE doesn't give a crap about putting on a proper 2 hour Smackdown anymore. On the negative side only 3 days after those endless near 200 minute Raws? Gonna be tough to slough through most weeks.

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  23. There is. Your VCR

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