Potential WWE Network Changes & FloSports Speculation

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Re: OBSERVER SCOOP: WWE NETWORK CHANGES AFFECTING ROH AND TNA

Post by Buzz Sawyer » Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:46 am

I wonder if they did go through with this, if a promotion like progress would be on the indies on the network?
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Re: OBSERVER SCOOP: WWE NETWORK CHANGES AFFECTING ROH AND TNA

Post by ThommyGunn » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:15 pm

I was just thinking about how cool this would be if Progress or other promotions of that ilk were featured on the Network. I also have been thinking lately that ROH should approach Netflix or something like that and just upload their library there over time, I'm sure that's something that has already been discussed here


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Re: OBSERVER SCOOP: WWE NETWORK CHANGES AFFECTING ROH AND TNA

Post by rovert » Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:20 pm

rovert wrote:I am sure this as been on the cards for a while.

But Flo Sports had been contacting bigger indie groups to stream their shows live/buy their promotion or library over the last few months. So maybe WWE is trying to counter that as we head it into another phase of the stream age.
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Re: OBSERVER SCOOP: WWE NETWORK CHANGES AFFECTING ROH AND TNA

Post by BradPTBN » Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:47 pm

WWE is an investor in Flo Sports so there's an interesting twist here somewhere.

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Re: OBSERVER SCOOP: WWE NETWORK CHANGES AFFECTING ROH AND TNA

Post by van Fair » Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:21 pm

BradPTBN wrote:WWE is an investor in Flo Sports so there's an interesting twist here somewhere.
I think this is the connection to the WWE survey that is floating around. They want to identify the best targets for Flo and that way WWE is able to siphon off at least a part of the indies profit. The question of course is if the platform would allow the companies in question a higher turnover overall, in which case it would be a win win. But that is part of the bigger question whether or not streaming is a viable business model for wrestling companies. What would help them is the WWE putting at least a small part of their marketing machine behind the companies signing up for Flo like they have for Evolve.
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Re: OBSERVER SCOOP: WWE NETWORK CHANGES AFFECTING ROH AND TNA

Post by BradPTBN » Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:41 pm

It makes sense to not muck up the WWE Network further and use this to manage other streaming options.

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Re: OBSERVER SCOOP: WWE NETWORK CHANGES AFFECTING ROH AND TNA

Post by rovert » Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:52 pm

BradPTBN wrote:WWE is an investor in Flo Sports so there's an interesting twist here somewhere.
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Re: OBSERVER SCOOP: WWE NETWORK CHANGES AFFECTING ROH AND TNA

Post by powerfulmgp » Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:58 pm

Dave was just posting on the situation over at the WON boards. WWE are silent partners and have no say Flo's day-to-day operations. They are not happy that the price for independent wrestling content just skyrocketed (his word) because of this and it's impact on what they had planned for the Network.

Sounds like a lot of moving parts here, the dynamic between Flo and WWE is going to be very, very interesting going forward.

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Re: Potential WWE Network Changes & FloSports Speculation

Post by K. Hare » Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:25 pm

Is there a concrete list of who is actually involved so far? Just seems like a lot of "it COULD feature...."

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Re: Potential WWE Network Changes & FloSports Speculation

Post by King Of Indy Style » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:05 pm

And the "Business is forever changed"

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Re: Potential WWE Network Changes & FloSports Speculation

Post by syxxpakk » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:10 pm

WWN is cool but I can't help but think this NEEDS PWG to work.
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Re: Potential WWE Network Changes & FloSports Speculation

Post by Empiresk » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:25 pm

DG USA archive and the potential for an incident free Mania weekend stream mean I am sold.

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Re: Potential WWE Network Changes & FloSports Speculation

Post by monster mafia » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:29 pm

so roh is still on radar?

they need to put that classic stuff on demand..this flo sports thing is interesting.

the future is this..streming..not paying 14.95 for a single vod.
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Re: Potential WWE Network Changes & FloSports Speculation

Post by Uhaacrewz » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:33 pm

So no matter what was just tweeted out I still wonder what this does with whatever the WWE and Evolve deal is. Does this mean no more contracted Evolve names appearing on NXT or in Raw cruiser division? No more letting talents out of Evolve deals any time WWE comes calling? This explains why Dave said Evolve wasn't expected to be featured on any possible WWE network adding of indie shows.

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