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http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/06/25/ion-television-debuts-wwe-main-event/139235/#comment-1207487

STAMFORD, Conn., June 25, 2012 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) and ION Television today announced a new weekly one-hour original series airing on Wednesday nights at 8/7C. WWE Main Event will debut on October 3, 2012, and feature WWE Superstars and Divas from the rosters of Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown. The new show will be available in 100 million U.S. television households on ION Television, a top-rated general entertainment network that features a broad mix of critically acclaimed series, movies and original programming.



“ION Television is delighted to begin a new partnership with such a successful and well-recognized franchise as WWE,” said Brandon Burgess, CEO, ION Media Networks. “As a general entertainment network with a solid foundation, WWE Main Event is a great addition to our lineup that features something for everyone. We look forward to introducing our ION audience to all of the excitement and drama WWE has to offer as well as welcoming a passionate new fan base to the network.”



“WWE looks forward to this new partnership with ION Television,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman and CEO. “We are excited about producing this new television show, WWE Main Event, and bringing our fans to ION Television every Wednesday.”



WWE Main Event will feature in-ring action and fit seamlessly in storylines from Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown, making Wednesday night appointment viewing for fans. The new series will offer a big arena experience with live audiences like current WWE weekly programs.


Whether it is a Superstars clone or replacement I dont know.

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starviewadams Registered User
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Will it be live or taped I wonder?

rovert Banned
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starviewadams said:
Will it be live or taped I wonder?


Of course taped they are NOT taping TV three days in a row. Everyone would die. This will most likely be taped before Smackdown like NXT was.

Machismo Fan Registered User
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How long before it goes the way of Superstars?

rovert Banned
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Machismo Fan said:
How long before it goes the way of Superstars?


The first Superstars match:



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Machismo Fan Registered User
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rovert said:
The first Superstars match:


I quite literally just watched that match after I posted that.

Furious-Red Moderator
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Randy Orton has more heat on him from WWE officials after recent comments he posted on Twitter.

He was asked by a fan if he would be a heel when he comes back and he said that “we can only pray”. WWE still wants him to be a babyface on SmackDown and were not happy that he vented about being unhappy with his television role.

Even though they are upset with Orton, WWE still plans to push him when he gets back due to their lack of depth on the roster.

Riddle101 Registered User
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Furious-Red said:
Randy Orton has more heat on him from WWE officials after recent comments he posted on Twitter.

He was asked by a fan if he would be a heel when he comes back and he said that “we can only pray”. WWE still wants him to be a babyface on SmackDown and were not happy that he vented about being unhappy with his television role.

Even though they are upset with Orton, WWE still plans to push him when he gets back due to their lack of depth on the roster.


Not a very good message WWE is sending out. Suspending one of there superstars and being p!ssed off with him, yet when he comes back he'll continue to be pushed.

Loughc Moderator
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Riddle101 said:
Not a very good message WWE is sending out. Suspending one of there superstars and being p!ssed off with him, yet when he comes back he'll continue to be pushed.



Not a great message but it just shows how shallow the WWE's current roster is, they haven't created any new major stars in a while now, and it's beginning to haunt them!

Stereomaniac Registered User
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The thing is, they have a huge roster (why do I get the feeling I am saying what everyone's thinking?), but they decide to just not develop any talent, push anyone new, regularly.

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Stereomaniac said:
The thing is, they have a huge roster (why do I get the feeling I am saying what everyone's thinking?), but they decide to just not develop any talent, push anyone new, regularly.



Sorry I meant despite their huge roster, they are lacking main event stars.

starviewadams Registered User
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Source:http://www.wrestling-edge.com/wwe-news-rumors/jbls-rough-climb-fcw-star-smackdown-postraw-update-brodus-clay.html

Sandra Toffoloni, sister to Nancy Benoit and the woman who runs the Nancy and Daniel Benoit Foundation at NancyandDanielBenoitFoundation.org, wrote on Twitter that thanks to Paul Heyman, an un-named WWE Superstar was going to triple donations made to the foundation on the day of the 5 year anniversary of the tragedy. No word yet who that WWE Superstar was but Sandra later wrote that even with the tripling of donations, it was only $58.

rovert Banned
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The @WWECreative account unmasked yesterday as former WWE writer Robert Karpeles from the mid 00s for an interview with Bryan Alvarez. The summary:



-The October Raw homecoming show that marked them returning to USA network was suppose to be a major turn point for the company. They had just did a focus group on why people didn't watch wrestling anymore and the main reason was because there were no long term storylines, and they wanted to see major stars that weren't there anymore. This leads to the below idea:

-Vince McMahon thought of a long term storyline plan in 5-10 mins. In the October Raw homecoming show in 2005, Vin Man was going to come out and bury everyone like he does backstage. And basically ask who is going to take that brass ring. At the end of the show, Vin Man was going to get hit by a car. Mick Foley was going to be hired to be the investigator. It was going to turn out that Foley was the man that hit Vince because he didn't want Vince to hand over the company to Triple H and Steph because Triple H is the guy that ended Foley's career and he's an evil person. (They were going to publicly mention for the first time that H and Steph were really married at that point, and the plan for them to eventually inherit the company)

Then Shane was going to fight Foley at Mania to defend the family honor. Triple H would beat Cena for the WWE title at Mania with help from Shane in some way. Then as Triple H is at the ramp holding the WWE title with Shane, Steph was going to come out and hug Triple H, then Vince & Linda were going to come out and they were going to show the McMahon family united at the ramp.

-Apparently after Vince thought of this, the next week he thought of some storyline that involved him going away for months from the public eye. Not even attending stockholder and business meetings. They were going to put this on wwe.com to make it a huge deal, and eventually Vince was going to return with a HOBO ARMY. Can't make this up. (Of course this wouldn't of worked because they're a public traded company and something like this would nearly kill the company)

-McMahon was going to start his own church, and give speeches about what's wrong with government, religion, the world, etc.

-Bob Orton Jr was brought in to help Randy Orton get his issues straight at the time. That's partly why he was on the road with him during that time period. Also working with Taker was suppose to help as well since Taker was a respected vet.

-Lashley was put on TV after Vin Man seen him at Patterson's birthday party. Vince was going through notes, seen Lashley walk by in the hallway and said (in Vince voice) "God damn put that guy on TV." () They put him against Simon Dean that night in Lashley's first match on TV.

-During the Angle/Cena fued in late 2005, creative members were also trying to write stories for mid-card guys because everyone on the roster had some type of storyline or story in the late 90's; which is what they were trying to get back to. However Stephanie sent an email to creative telling them stop worrying about the mid-card guys and to only focus on Angle/Cena. (Sounds like what they do now with booking)

-Mania 22 ideas were Hogan/Austin, but they couldn't come together on a finish. Triple H/Cena, and Lesnar/Batista since Lesnar was in mild talks with them at the time. (Of course Batista ended up getting hurt too)


credit: gojacks on the DVDR forum for the summary

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Surely Foley would of led the Hobo Army no?
Pitty that storyline didn't happen it sounded hilarious

rovert Banned
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GTR63 said:
Surely Foley would of led the Hobo Army no?
Pitty that storyline didn't happen it sounded hilarious


He said that it probably would have been given to Snitsky and Mike Knox.

Listened to it after I posted that summary. The writer said also that Mike Graham was on those WWE 24/7 Legends Roundtable shows strictly due to contractual reasons owing to the sale of the old Florida video library WWE bought from him and for NO other reason.

At least on the initial Legends Roundtable shows the wrestler's mugs were filled to the brim with booze and they would record hours of unbroadcastable sex, drugs & Rock N Roll stories.

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