Recommendation of the Day: 5/22/15

This is a feature on The Network Insider where I will be selecting a random match, show, segment, or programming of some kind on the WWE Network, giving a short opinion on it, and recommending it to you, the readers! At first, I debated what direction I wanted to take this in. Did I want to promote old school material? Did I want to have it be this day in history (like I want the WWE Network to produce)? In the end, I decided not to force the limitations onRead More


The Top 20 Most Popular WWE Network Shows as of 5/22/15

This list is taken from the “Most Popular” list on the Network itself. Bracketed numbers are a show’s previous position on the list. N/A means it’s new since the last ranking. 20: WWE Royal Rumble 2015 (20) 19: Live with Jericho – Stephanie McMahon (17) 18: WWE Extreme Rules 2015 (14) 17: 9/28/14 Total Divas (Divas Unchaned) (13) 16: Culture Shock with Corey Graves (Hardcore Tattoo) (N/A) 15: NXT Championship: Owens vs Zayn (N/A) 14: Unfiltered with Renee Young (Seth Rollins) (16) 13: Jerry Springer Too Hot for TV (LoveRead More


5/20 Additions (w/ Review and Analysis): NXT, Total Divas, Culture Shock, and more!

This is a feature on The Network Insider where I will post about recent additions to the WWE Network. In addition to alerting everybody of the additions, I will give a little bit of information about some of the videos while also giving some thoughts. Pre-Show: NXT Unstoppable – May 20, 2015 NXT Pre-Shows are usually pretty fun. They lack the more interesting aspects that a normal pre-show has, matches. But despite that, they’re usually more interesting because of a combination of a different presentation that includes an emphasis on fanRead More


Recommendation of the Day: 5/21/15

This is a feature on The Network Insider where I will be selecting a random match, show, segment, or programming of some kind on the WWE Network, giving a short opinion on it, and recommending it to you, the readers! At first, I debated what direction I wanted to take this in. Did I want to promote old school material? Did I want to have it be this day in history (like I want the WWE Network to produce)? In the end, I decided not to force the limitations onRead More


The Top 20 Most Popular WWE Network Shows as of 5/21/15

This list is taken from the “Most Popular” list on the Network itself. Bracketed numbers are a show’s previous position on the list. N/A means it’s new since the last ranking. 20: WWE Royal Rumble 2015 (18) 19: 5/6/15 WWE NXT (N/A) 18: WWE Elimination Chamber 2014 (N/A) 17: Live With Jericho – Stephanie McMahon (12) 16: WWE Unfiltered with Renee Young (Seth Rollins) (N/A) 15: 5/11/11 Tough Enough (Running with Wolves) (9) 14: WWE Extreme Rules 2015 (10) 13: 9/28/14 Total Divas (Divas Unchained) (14) 12: Jerry Springer TooRead More


NXT Takeover: Unstoppable Preview

Baron Corbin vs. Rhyno The push of Baron Corbin continues undaunted, it seems. I’m not entirely sold on Corbin, I must admit. WWE looks to be going for a “mysterious badass” vibe with him, but he doesn’t seem to have the charisma or imposing build to fully pull it off. Even the NXT crowds seem to be souring on him a bit. If he doesn’t get any higher than the midcard for a while, his continued development should be tolerable. For the sake of giving more important matches time, IRead More


WWE Payback 2015 Review

Our commentators for the evening are Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole and John “Bradshaw” Layfield. WWE Payback 2015 takes place at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore. R-Truth vs Mister Sinister Stardust (Pre-Show) This match is loosely connected to the King of the Ring, although it’s been more about goofy hijinx with rubber spiders than anything else. R-Truth briefly started on offense, before Stardust took over with prolonged, slow rest holds. Truth did get some brief retaliation in, but it was never more than a few shots before he was stalledRead More


5/19 Additions (w/ Review and Analysis): More RAWs, NXT, Tough Enough

This is a feature on The Network Insider where I will post about recent additions to the WWE Network. In addition to alerting everybody of the additions, I will give a little bit of information about some of the videos while also giving some thoughts. Tough Enough: I’ve Been Bamboozled and Flabbergasted – May 19, 2015 The eighth episode of the 2011 Steve Austin hosted Tough Enough is here. Airing on May 23rd, this episode features two big guests. One is star of the USA Network show Psych, who joins BillRead More


Recommendation of the Day: 5/20/15

This is a feature on The Network Insider where I will be selecting a random match, show, segment, or programming of some kind on the WWE Network, giving a short opinion on it, and recommending it to you, the readers! At first, I debated what direction I wanted to take this in. Did I want to promote old school material? Did I want to have it be this day in history (like I want the WWE Network to produce)? In the end, I decided not to force the limitations onRead More


5/18 Additions (w/ Review and Analysis): Jerry Lawler First Look; RAWs, RAWs, and more RAWs!

This is a feature on The Network Insider where I will post about recent additions to the WWE Network. In addition to alerting everybody of the additions, I will give a little bit of information about some of the videos while also giving some thoughts. RAW Pre-Show: RAW 1147 – May 18, 2015 The RAW Pre-Show this week featured the regular panel of Scott Stanford, Corey Graves, and David Otunga. The new set continues to be a nice touch, while it loses some of it’s charm, it’s definitely more appealing visually.Read More