I'm away from my computer for 8 hours and here's what happened:
Raw is going to 3 hours now
Raw will be more interactive (so somehow it will be more Twitter friendly AWESOME)
Brooke Hogan signed with TNA (AWESOME, just what TNA needed)
TNA Botchpact will be live all summer.
WHAT THE FUCK!!! I WAS GONE FOR 8 HOURS!!!!
I know how you feel. I was at work and I hate trying to do blog updates from my phone, so thankfully Tommy Hall was all over this one. Personally, I feel like Impact going live is a good move, although putting Brooke on TV is retarded, so it somewhat tempers that good news. RAW adding a third hour is ridiculous, and it's just a move to artificially prop up TV rights fees and provide excuses for ratings at next year's investor's conference. Think about this: They now have 3 hours of RAW, 2 hours of Smackdown, 3 hours of PPV a month, an hour of Superstars, an hour of NXT...and they want to add a NETWORK?!? It's a chore to get through Smackdown now that they've basically committed to it being the Dudes Squashing Jobbers and Cody Rhodes Losing For Two Hours show, and now I have to sit through THREE HOURS of RAW every week...PLUS OVERRUN?!? And you just know we're gonna get a "Did You Know..." thing out of this trumpeting the ratings success every week. How are casual fans ever supposed to get invested in the product if you have to make a three hour commitment to the product in order to follow things every week? Yeah, if the product was hot like Nitro in 98, the fans would come along with the show, but this is the furthest thing from a hot product right now.
Not a good time to be a fan on the fence, that's for sure.