That’s a pretty good compliment.
With new insight from Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman, The Best vs The Beast Revisited looks back at CM Punk vs Lesnar from SummerSlam 2013.
Back a few years ago, before there was a Network, I wrote an article about what I’d like to see, what form the Network might take if it were to be really, really awesome. The product as we’ve seen thus far has been on the one hand phenomenal (in that it exists at all, price, and distribution on devices, if not regions) and disappointing (content, curation, and discoverability). WWE has quietly launched what could be considered a “new” show on the Network in Video Vault, which appears to be a curated set of matches. These include three Summerslam highlights, an Undertaker vs Angle match from Smackdown in 2003, Cena vs Lesnar from Extreme Rules, Cena vs Punk from Raw last year, and this: Lesnar vs Punk from Summerslam 2013.
What sets this episode apart from the others is that it has an intro. It’s in-character, but it’s still an intro. It’s contextual information that helps the viewer understand why this is worth watching. It’s a baby step, but it’s an important one.
I’m going to do a run of 13 Heart is Raw articles starting in September. They’ll make up the second half of 2014’s collection, which will then be available as a book in January (called Season 2). Season One is, of course, still available.
at this point, I’m just a fan. More than anything, that’s why I’m starting over. Going to take this all a little less seriously.
Still trying to figure out how to make other tweets look good in rss.
Best case scenario: Wyatt wins because John Cena pulls a HHH and literally can’t stand up. I understand that Wyatt is Curtis Axel here.
Worst case scenario: Wyatt wins because Brock Lesnar’s music hits for like, a second.
The menu is worse than it was for WWE 24/7. At least there were some visual guides with that, a grid, you know? It’s slow and clunky. Rogers has good on demand channel UI’s now (it took them forever, but still). It looks like it was made in 20 minutes by one guy who wasn’t even paying attention.
And why is it two channels? 512 and 397. It doesn’t make any goddamn sense.