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Man, Blackman's Bounties looks fucking awesome.

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Just got it and while I've never been diagnosed with any sort of "ADD" or similar I can't help but want to start and stop random stuff.


Going to stick with the first PPV I ever ordered though.

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Beautiful People was kept as the theme for this 2002 SmackDown episode.

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Next "Best of Raw" is the Hogan/Rock show from February 2002.
They added the August 1/93 Raw to the OD list since it is on the schedule for next week but didn't add the week before, and clicking on it in advance via the schedule doesn't work, so I guess I'll wait on that one.
Sam Houston Coliseum house show was added as well as The 70s episode of LOW.
My assumption on the odd ECW and WCCW airings have been the quality of the tapes. It seems now the episodes they add are as close to being in order as they're going to get.

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I saw on wikipedia where WWE supposedly purchased the GWF tape library late last year. I hope to see this pop up soon.

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I stopped watching Mania 2000 (after the PS3 update) and then went to watch it again later. Do you know what happened? It RESUMED WHERE I STOPPED IT. Big strides.

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Never looked at this picture until today. Nice picture of Jeep Swenson.

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Was playing around with the searching under a wrestler's name today. Interesting who shows up.  Like, I wanted to see if there were Abe "Knuckleball" Schwartz matches.  There were none but his name was a suggested search.  Then I started trying to think of weird ones.  Ryan Braddock, Scotty Goldman and Gavin Spears, all there, despite not having matches present.

First name I encountered that did not come up - Michael Tarver.  Granted, outside of his role in the multi-person Summerslam 2010 main event, there really won't be any significant matches for him.  But odd considering some of the random names they had there.

While searching Michael Tarver, I saw Michael Modest (once again, no matches), which led to me search and find Christopher Daniels listed.  No matches yet though.

The main guys I found to not have listings yet were guys that were NXT - Tarver, Eli Cottonwood, Percy Watson, Derrick Bateman ( :'( poor EC3  :'( )
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I saw EC3 briefly in one of the bumpers they air between programs on the stream.  It was Big E answering questions and they showed him training at NXT and EC3 was standing there clapping along.  I popped. 

Speaking of...I really wish they'd collect those segments and put them on demand.  The Dustin Rhodes one was fantastic and it took me two different random airings to catch it all.

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I haven't watched any of the live stream beyond a minute or two, so I will have to keep an eye out for those.

I really want them to put the NXT catalog up on the Network soon.  I missed the start of the current version of NXT, which I would like to see.  Plus watch EC3 and Fandango before their current gimmicks be awesome on the bizarre Redemption season.  I know Redemption was on HuluPlus before I cancelled it but the current version of NXT's whole catalog wasn't there.  It was missing the first several months.
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Never looked at this picture until today. Nice picture of Jeep Swenson.

Are The Mega Powers being haunted by their disembodied heads?

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ECW overload in my place right now. My buddy just came over, major ECW mark, and he's discussing sharing costs with me on the account.

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Venkman -  just wanted to say thanks for the updates you are making here.  Super informative.

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Thanks!

So, note for this week:
- As already announced, tonight's Rewind is about Bret at Mania X (the previews only focus on Bret vs. Owen but the program description says Bret/Owen and Bret/Yoko) and Countdown is "Blunders".
- Wednesday's "Best of Raw" is the episode with the Hogan/Rock Mania build-up segment from 2002. 
- Saturday's "Best of SmackDown" is the Brock vs. Hogan episode from 2002.
- Saturday's "Beyond the Ring" debut is the "King of Kings" documentary.
- Any Raw / Legends of Wrestling (and I believe WCCW / ECW / Old School) listed on the grid is already available on-demand.  As of me writing this, WCCW has 12 episodes, ECW has 23 episodes, LoW has 14 episodes (just added were Rivalries and WrestleMania), 16 Old School house shows, and up to episode 29 of Raw (but 6 is still missing from the on-demand list).
- As of today the 30 days on Elimination Chamber 2014 expired, so that could be up this week but they were a bit slow to add the 2014 Rumble so, we'll see.

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I don't know if anyone else does this, since I stream the network through my Roku 2. I just leave it on streaming. It's kind of fun to wake up in the morning and turn on the TV and there it is in the middle of some random RAW or PPV. Like Sunday before work I turn it on and get to see most of Bryan vs Punk from Over the Limit 2012 before heading out.

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- Mania X8 keeps Edge's Rob Zombie theme but loses Maven's theme (which I noticed on something else I was flipping through before).
- Don't quote me on this because I'm not finding the DVD to study frame by frame, but I think they did a different editing job to Kane/Angle than the original home video. On the DVD, you know there's a botch because commentary goes a bit weird, odd cuts, and suddenly Angle has Kane pinned. On the Network version you actually get a better idea of what the botched spot was (honestly on DVD re-watches I couldn't even remember) when the Chokeslam into a pin counter isn't close enough to the ropes. It then seems to crop around the screen and zoom in to whenever Angle got the pin / holding the ropes right.
- Similar note, though I feel like I proved myself wrong on this before, I swore the original DVD cut Flair's initial inability to do his trademark whip into the corner and flip over with the second attempt (though the first one was left in the end of show music video). This has both of them.

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Starrcades 92-95 are in the shop for re-Slam Jamming.
Spring Stampede 2000 is having something done to it.

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Good thing I watched Starrcade '92 yesterday instead of waiting till today. :)

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Add all the WrestleWars (Bad Street USA), Uncensored 95/96, and World War 3 95 and 97 (I guess 96 was ok...?) as WCW shows in for repair.

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Maybe Jeff Jarrett's theme will be restored as it pertains to Spring Stampede 2000?
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It is back - which was quick - so who knows what they removed it for. Possibly to do nothing... or maybe they censored some language by accident.

I did notice the shows they take down to de-dub are still listed in The Vault area but I suspect they don't work if you attempt to play them.

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I'm surprised they even bothered airing the WWF Houston show from 1986 when there's obviously a problem with their tape of the show (particularly noticeable on the battle royal), I think it was like that on Classics on Demand too. Why not just air something where the quality is fine throughout?

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It was weird seeing all the tracking lines during the battle royal.

NOTES~!
- Elimination Chamber 2014 is up. Go watch Wyatts/Shield if you haven't seen it.
- All of the Uncensored / Wrestle War (except 89) / WW3 shows are back.
- Starrcade 95 is back, 92-94 still being worked on.

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The Uncensored thumbnails are gifts that keep giving when I bother to look at them:


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It was weird seeing all the tracking lines during the battle royal.

NOTES~!
- Elimination Chamber 2014 is up. Go watch Wyatts/Shield if you haven't seen it.
- All of the Uncensored / Wrestle War (except 89) / WW3 shows are back.
- Starrcade 95 is back, 92-94 still being worked on.

It's too bad the Network can't get rid of the constant WW3 triple screens from 1995-96.
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Was "Steinerized" dubbed over? It's no longer if it was.

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That's part of the de-dubs they've been doing, yes.

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They re-added New Jack matches with a different audio track.

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Haven't watched a ton of the live stream but I did appreciate the other day catching one of their time fillers being a Duke Droese vignette.

Today following Night of Champions 2012 they had Mean Gene do a pervy intro to the Trish Stratus Cribs knockoff from Confidential.
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I want to know if Trish still has that sick VHS collection
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They only mention Jake, Lita and Warrior so I wonder if they are only airing those speeches.

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It also says "in its entirety" so hopefully not.

Also...what in the world is going to be left for the preshow match? 

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RAW '93 has every episode up until September 12th. No episodes for August 22nd, 29th and September 5th. Assuming they took these weeks off for tennis?

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RAW '93 has every episode up until September 12th. No episodes for August 22nd, 29th and September 5th. Assuming they took these weeks off for tennis?

That'd be my assumption if its numbered correctly.


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I think the 22nd was the Summerslam Spectacular, and the 29th was Summerslam.

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August 22 was a replay of the SummerSlam Spectacular.

The US Open was the following two weeks (SummerSlam itself being a Monday night)

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I figure this is as a good a thread of any for my device centric comment.

Been stuck using my laptop and phone because I had 1st generation iPad, which does not support the iOS needed to get the Network compatible version of the app.

Went out and bought AppleTV today, so I am excited to be able to watch this off my actual TV.
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Say goodbye to your life.  I sit there with it running something or other for hours.  More than i really have free.  Without one live ppv airing yet...this 10 bucks is of ridiculous value given my usage of it.  And then...free live ppvs on top of that.

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I know. 

I didn't want to watch from my laptop and have already used it more than I expected.  I actually streamed one of the WrestleMania Rewinds to listen to over the bluetooth in my car on my drive home the other night too, seeing it was mainly talking heads for stuff I've seen plenty before.

Hooking this up to my TV?  Bad news.
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I've watched at least 2-3 hours of the Network a day every day since I got it two weeks ago. Usually around double that.

Time for us to form a support group, boys.

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I just got Roku 2 to watch the Network on my TV. Is the quality always slightly different on a television? It's almost in a film quality, like when you watched live video from England back in the day. I mean, it still looks nice, but I want old video to look like old video, you know?

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I've been pretty good at keep the network at bay so far. Tuesday is usually a big night with Main Event, WM Rewind, and Countdown back to back and I occasionally watch best of RAW and Smackdown when they air. And I'm slowly trying to work my way through 93 RAW, WCCW TV, and Hardcore TV. But I probably spend less than 10 hours a week watching the network.

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I'm pretty sure WWE No Way Out '06 was the DVD version. They bleeped out Kurt Angle yelling " I WANT TO BEAT HIM IN THE FUCKING RING!"

Their editing of F bombs are sporadic. Sometimes, they go unbleeped. Usually on ECW or the rare WCW show.

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Raws up to October 4, 1993 are now in the vault. Also added two Spectrum house shows - from 1978 and 1988. Also on the schedule for Friday night is the show I presume Michael Cole was talking about of a roundtable discussion with legends about WrestleMania

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Any idea when elimination chamber will be added.

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It is already there.

Pretty sure it got put up last Tuesday when it got released on DVD.
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Any idea when elimination chamber will be added.

It was weird seeing all the tracking lines during the battle royal.

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- Elimination Chamber 2014 is up. Go watch Wyatts/Shield if you haven't seen it.
- All of the Uncensored / Wrestle War (except 89) / WW3 shows are back.
- Starrcade 95 is back, 92-94 still being worked on.

I'm disappointed that this weeks Best of Raw is the Tyson episode, however I figured it was available (since launch) with the idea it was supposed to be a BoR sooner than later, so now that's out of the way.

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Maybe I didn't see it before but they added the Monday Night RAW from the night of the last episode of Nitro/week before WrestleMania X-7. Looking forward to rewatching that one.

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