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Before the WWE and WCW became global powerhouses in Wrestling during the late 80s and early 90s, there was the NWA, or National Wrestling Alliance. NWA wasn't a Wrestling promotion, but more of a governing body that held historically, the most independent wrestling promotions in history. These promotions back then, where called "territories," because they all had control over a specific area in the United States. All those territories had there own champs and their own superstars and Titles. But the NWA, choose from all the their territories THE NWA World heavyweight Champion and this guy, would go through all the territories to defend it against the number one guys, of each territory. Now of course, they don't exist anymore. They where either going bankrupt, because they couldn't make as much of money as the WWE or WCW, or they where just bought out by either of those. Some people gave up on Wrestling at that time, because for them Wrestling wasn't wrestling anymore, because WCW and WWE where exposing the business. The wonderful thing about the Territories was, is that they all had a different style of Wrestling. Some where more Hardcore, some where southern, some where cruiserweight, etc. and that's what the territories made so great. You always had the right Wrestling for you, anyway you looked. With the WWE now being the International force of everything that is Wrestling, there is barely any wrestling that you can find. You got TNA, which for one reason or another, always escapes his grave. You have ROH, which is kinda the breeding ground for future WWE employees. We have Lucha Underground, which is awesome, but is also partially a TV show, so you can't see it every week and you have NJPW, which shows the best Wrestling in the world, but has also seen better days. You have a few very small indie league, but you won't get any sort of Television exposure from them. So i ask myself, "can't there more Wrestling for everyone and can't there be the type of Wrestling that people like?" And i said to myself "Yeah. If the WWE brings back the territory system." It could be something like this. The WWE is buying out the rest of the Competition, meaning TNA, ROH and Lucha Underground. The TNA Roster gets reduced to a half, with the most talented guys remaining and gets put together with the NXT guys and that's the Florida Territory. Lucha Underground will be the California, or Pacific Territory and ROH will become the new Northeast territory. The WWE will put other territories throughout the country, even a few in Canada and even in Puerto Rico and they will all have their owns local championship. The WWE will still make their normal shows Raw and Smackdown and PPVs, where they get certain guys from the territories and where they can wrestle with other guys, from other territories. The WWE will have the womens championship, the tag team championship, the Intercontinental Championship and the WWE Championship, with the WWE title really determining the absolute best of all the territories. Would Vince do that? Absolutely not. Vince has too much of an Ego to go through with this plan. But i think Hunter would go through with this plan. This guy eats, sleeps, drinks and breaths Wrestling and has a very Old School thinking. He remembers the territory days, because he was a big fan of Ric Flair, who was the poster boy of the NWA during the 80s. The WWE has large amounts of money and i think it wouldn't cost much to build these independant territories and we would have more alternatives then we have now. Do you think it would be a good idea?
(inb4 you're a WWE shill) This is something i wanted to talk about for awhile, ever since it came to Germany, after 2 years of waiting. The WWE Network, that ever since it's release, has gathered some mixed reactions. Is it good? Does it suck? Do i care? Let's look at it. First of all, the first thing you notice once you get on the first time, is being greeted by a livestream channel, kinda like a WWE channel if you want. They mostly show the newest content on the network, or the newest episodes of Main Event, Superstars and most importantly, NXT. It's a nice little feature to watch things life like NXT, but the real heart and soul of the Network, lies in its video on demand service. First of all there is the PPV folder, where you got all the WWE PPVs available, from the current Royal Rumble, all the way to the first Wrestlemania. Even very unknown once like This tuesday in Texas or Capital Carnage (which you only get in Europe) and even controversial once like Over the Edge 99. Not just that, you also get all the old WCW and ECW PPVs. So if you want, you can relive the excitement of WCW Starcade 97 one more time, or the Extreme Awesomeness of ECW Heatwave 98. If you go to the Shows folder, there is a in ring section. In it you'll find Raw and Smackdown replays. You find all the current shows and even the older shows. You can even watch the first Raw from 1993. So if you want, you can go through the history of Raw and Smackdown, even if it's not complete yet. You also find NXT, Superstars and main event shows there. Then we got the original folder. It's filled to the brim with original shows, documentaries and other stuff. Some of the content is certainly hit and miss. I for one can't stand Total Divas, because it reminds me too much of one of those Reality TV shows i saw back on MTV. I rather look up the documentaries, like "Breaking the code: Chris Jericho" or "CM Punk: Best in the World" Originals are hit or miss, but there is certainly something in there you enjoy. Last but not least, there is the Vault Folder. You find various shows, from various promotions in there, especially old shows from the territory era, like WCCW, JCP and Mid-South Wrestling. But you can also find the old WCW Monday Nitro shows on there. 99 and 2000 are still missing, but the best time is already covered there. You can also find the old WWF Saturday nights main event shows (which i watch right now) and even the old WWF MSG and Boston Garden shows from the 70s and 80s. For Wrestling like me, it's a dream come true. The question is, is it worth 9.99? Well, it depends what kinda guy you are and what you want from the Network. For me, absolutely. For the last 3 weeks, i had a blast watching all the old stuff from my childhood and also watch things i haven't seen yet. But also being to watch them in the best quality is just wonderful. I admit, that the current product has indeed it's problems, but i can't just say no, to this great offer. What do you think? Did you get the Network? Are you not interested?