Help explain something to me

WCW used variants on pop songs for many performers: Jericho, Raven, Guerrero, etc., all had music that sounded a lot like rock songs. But they weren’t. WCW was a large enough company that they’d definitely get sued if they used the real ones.

On the Network, WWE often dubs these versions out in favor of these performers’ WWE themes. Why do they do this? It’s extra work for them, and WCW already did the work of making the music different enough to avoid a lawsuit.

Also of note: Booker T’s music remained unchanged through both companies. I believe that’s the only instance of this. Discuss.


Big Show: I lost…

Mark Henry: It’s okay. At least it can’t get any worse…

*A giant Russian Flag drops behind Big Show and Mark Henry, reminding them of their failures*

WWE Network now running ads

Just received this email from WWE:

Dear WWE Network Subscriber,

Today WWE Network will begin to run limited video advertisements.

Here’s what you can expect:

• No commercial breaks during scheduled programming

• Limited advertising between shows

• Occasional advertising before our video-on-demand content

WWE accepting advertising means two things:

  1. They’ve seen Hulu Plus and Youtube and like it.
  2. Not enough people have signed up, and they’re taking steps to make sure the Network stays viable to their corporate interests.

If the advertising system is anything like Hulu’s or Youtube’s, it’ll be a mild inconvenience, but nothing that would make anyone necessarily unsubscribe. That’s sort of the win-win for WWE, here: more money from a new revenue stream, with none lost from the other new revenue stream.

This certainly explains why, with all of the other hyperbolic marketing about the Network, they never called it “commercial free.”

Probably unlikely, but what’s the chances John Cena just lays down for Ambrose? Like, immediately drops to the ground, so Ambrose can go have his revenge on Rollins.