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That was the first one that spring to mind for me, honestly.  Curious if they do any editing with some of this.
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https://www.wwenetworknews.com/2019/07/25/exclusive-this-weeks-wwe-hidden-gems-addition-coming-to-wwe-network-is-near-2-hour-long-pro-wrestling-usa-supershow/
This week's Hidden Gems is one of the Pro Wrestling USA Supershows from the Meadowlands circa 1985. Bob Backlund Vs Larry Zbyszko and The Road Warriors Va Curt & Larry Hennig are main events. Plus Rick Martel defending the AWA World Title against a young Haku and Sgt Slaughter Vs Kamala in a UGANDAN DEATH MATCH!

*hoses down Brody*

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https://www.cagesideseats.com/wwe/2019/7/24/20708784/updated-version-wwe-network-details

“sleeker design, simpler navigation, smarter search tools, signature Superstar pages, plus streaming features you wanted”

All I cared about is whether or not this is an upgrade to HTML5 instead of Flash Player. The editor of FSM magazine tweeted me and said it is. I hope he's right. It baffles me that WWE was still using Flash Player in 2019.
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The Flash stuff was legitimate flabbergasting that it was going on this long.

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https://www.wwenetworknews.com/2019/07/25/exclusive-this-weeks-wwe-hidden-gems-addition-coming-to-wwe-network-is-near-2-hour-long-pro-wrestling-usa-supershow/
This week's Hidden Gems is one of the Pro Wrestling USA Supershows from the Meadowlands circa 1985. Bob Backlund Vs Larry Zbyszko and The Road Warriors Va Curt & Larry Hennig are main events. Plus Rick Martel defending the AWA World Title against a young Haku and Sgt Slaughter Vs Kamala in a UGANDAN DEATH MATCH!

*hoses down Brody*

*unzips pants* 

Friday morning plans set.

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The Android app just updated for me.  Definitely a much cleaner navigation as they've basically aped the Netflix design everyone uses now and the shows are broken up not only by match, but segments.  Search kinda still seems broken, though.  Videos also load super fast now.

Also, no ads or that "these people are actors" disclaimer anymore.

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Well, it's a good thing I went through and saved all the thumbnails for the PPVs I plan on covering on my blog because the Windows 10 WWE Network app has officially stopped working. :(

The Windows 10 app was the only way I could save high-quality versions of the thumbnails to use as a cover picture for my blog entries.
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The online site has also been updated.

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I don't mind the new interface but to find the old school shows and the hidden gems, you have to hunt them down via search because I can't find them on any of the menus on any other device.

Highly pissed they couldn't find a way to convert this to the windows 10 app

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I don't mind the new interface but to find the old school shows and the hidden gems, you have to hunt them down via search because I can't find them on any of the menus on any other device.

Highly pissed they couldn't find a way to convert this to the windows 10 app

Yeah, I had to continue my ECW re-watch and the episode it suggested I 'continue' with, I realized it was like a month behind. Managed to get to the ECW page but annoyingly it didn't have anything saved so I had to figure out which ep I was up to by the thumbnail/description.

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I don't mind the new interface but to find the old school shows and the hidden gems, you have to hunt them down via search because I can't find them on any of the menus on any other device.

Highly pissed they couldn't find a way to convert this to the windows 10 app

Hidden Gems you can only find through searching. I hope they add a section to the main page.

I had trouble at first finding all the old shows, but they are under the In Ring section. In Ring has all the WCW and ECW ppvs and tv shows in their own sections. Then a territories section for other promotions. They have a classic WWE section with all the non Raw and Smackdown shows as well as the old house shows.

The Colisseum Home Videos were another I couldn't find at first, but it is in the Originals section under Home Video Classics.

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Found out this Smackville was on tonight before I head out so thought I'd put it on.  Lately I had been using the SmartCast directly from the Network app on my phone to stream it to my TV.  That option is gone on the new version of the app, which is awful.  Decided to try from my laptop and the option was there but not a good start for me.
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Probably a discussion for Rant Fu but it's related so I'll put it here.

So I live in the middle of BFE, and the new Network requires 7mbps to run properly (it was previously 3mbps).  Because there's only one internet provider who guarantees service and their prices are insanely high, I was settling for a 5mbps plan.  So with this change, the only way I can watch at home without insane buffering is via the web browser.  Not through the PS4, not through my tablet, have to use cell data to run through the phone.

So I called my internet provider because they're advertising 50mbps for 40 bucks for new customer.  So I figured with the higher speeds, I'd call to upgrade, getting that's a promo price but I can probaby get the 50 for 60-70 bucks.

They told me the best they could do was 15mbps for 65 bucks.

Their website says flat out I qualify for 50mbps.  They insist my address doesn't qualify for it.

So in order to watch the Network on literally any other devices, I have to pay nearly double what new subscribers do for less than a third of what new subscribers get.

On a lark I called Spectrum (which I hate) because the lowest they offer anyone is 100mbps, but because of where I live, they have to send a tech out before they can even schedule an installation.  There's also the possibility of construction being required to make my home compatible, which could run hundreds of dollars.

At least I can watch on the web browser, but I tend to do other things on the PC while I'm watching anything live, so this whole thing is souring me on not only the update, but also on even having internet service.

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It is buffering like hell for me too.

I also can't find the Watch List, the continue watching feature doesn't work, and the app crashes when you try to fast forward too much.

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This new version sucks. The parts that are good don't outshine what makes it a real pain in the ass.


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Hidden Gems is still gone?  Is the Vault hiding? I was going to do a CHV for CXF tonight and failed in my quest to find it.  Off to Prime for more Memphis wrestling.

Edit - I see another poster found CHV earlier.

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Hidden Gems is still gone?  Is the Vault hiding? I was going to do a CHV for CXF tonight and failed in my quest to find it.  Off to Prime for more Memphis wrestling.

Edit - I see another poster found CHV earlier.
The explanation I was given is the Hidden Gems were in Collections and Collections have been removed.  When I mentioned Hidden Gems were in the Vault section initially, I got no answer to that.

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A massive pain in the ass is that if you go to In-Ring (and possibly elsewhere), the right arrow on the far right side (which is black) only halfway, if that, pops out so it's easy to miss to select it and move over.

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Are the old MSG, Toronto, etc. shows just gone?

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Are the old MSG, Toronto, etc. shows just gone?

They are still there under In-Ring > WWE Classic Series > Old School.

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Thank you very much.

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I had no problem watching Takeover or Summerslam, so maybe the PS4 buffering issue has been fixed.

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Going to assume that due to them announcing a Chromecast issue online during the show, that was the issue trying to cast from my Chromebook to TV.  Had no issues when I watched from my Xbox.

They had the same issue when I tried to put that Smackville on so I don't understand why they didn't figure it out in time.
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They uploaded Sunday Night Slam from 94, which served as the bonus show to hype Summerslam.  Behold a Lex Luger/Crush bout which goes 16 MINUTES. Plus.... Typhoon vs. Diesel!!!!

I haven't watched this show in 20 plus years, but I recall during a bonus fan call in portion that lasted the final 30 mins that a fan correctly spoiled Tatanka's heel turn, leading to them being hung up on in quick fashion.

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I remember being HYPED for Typhoon vs Diesel

To be a kid again...
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I recall during a bonus fan call in portion that lasted the final 30 mins that a fan correctly spoiled Tatanka's heel turn, leading to them being hung up on in quick fashion.
I remember that and thinking, "what a moron."

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