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Nusentinsaino

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#11 12 years ago

He's also wrong because the History channel does not do some flag waving or praising on America. It only tells the history of America as well as other things.

It has been showing a lot of Nazi history which is swell because it's my favorite subject.




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#12 12 years ago

2808138 DisplayAd("RightTower"); WWE® BRINGS ECW® TO SCI FI CHANNEL

New York, N.Y., May 25, 2006 - SCI FI Channel announced that World Wrestling Entertainment®, the producer of the No. 1 weekly basic cable TV series, “Monday Night RAW “on USA Network, will debut a summer series on Tuesday, June 13, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling®) will be an alternative brand of wrestling suited to fit the SCI FI Channel’s commitment to fuel the imagination.

"Research tells us that there's a healthy appetite for wrestling among SCI FI viewers," said Bonnie Hammer, President, USA and SCI FI Channel. "With ECW, we're able to deliver to those fans unique action with a twist that's perfect for SCI FI."

“ECW on SCI FI will push the boundaries of sports entertainment in new and unexpected ways,” said Vince McMahon, Chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment.

SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 85 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) is an integrated media and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Additional information on the company can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com.

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#13 12 years ago

the problem is all of these channels are owned by viacom, same as mtv and comedy central . they are trying some weird crossover crap, remember saved by the bell on adult swim? these are the same people for not showing videos on mtv and totally ruining mtv2 which was supposed to be all videos . the one i am really pissed at is history channel international, they hardly show any international docos anymore, i really liked HCI back in the early MM's when they would show docos from all over the world , specially the russian ww2 documentaries




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#14 12 years ago

The world is wierd, thats why they screw up TV




Nusentinsaino

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#15 12 years ago

Oh god... Saved by the Bell on adult swim... That pissed me off enough to throw the television out of the window. (Nah, not really but I felt that way).




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#16 12 years ago

Oh crap its another G4/TechTV fiasco about to happen again, although I don't watch SciFi that much I don't want it to go the same way.




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#17 12 years ago

Never mind the why... what do you lot think of the new ECW? I won't be able to see the show airing tonight for a while, but I thought the One Night Stand 2 PPV the other night was absolutely brilliant.




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#18 12 years ago

SpaZyThe reason this is, is because they made a deal that they would add a alien wrestlor to the rooster, so thats why[/quote]

Network officals tried to push for a Alien / Sci-Fi angle, however, the idea was regected. They are however going for a kind of vampire angle (which will feature David Heath, known as Gangrel from the Brood back in the WWF Attitude days). It's likely to be a kind of gothic / vampire type stable.

As for ECW being on the Sci-Fi channel, basicaly Sci-Fi is the sister station to USA Network, that currently shows Monday Night RAW for WWE. The fact of the matter is, if you knew an ECW crowd and the loyal ECW fan base, then you'll realise that ECW is going to basicaly be a raitings winner, regardless of what time you air it and on what network you air it. Most people predict the ECW show to actualy perform better in the raitings than any show currently airing on Sci-Fi, (they expect it to pull a 1.0 rating easy) - Sci-Fi averages a 0.75 rating. So basicaly it's a cheap stunt to pull up Sci-Fi's ratings, and also it's a place they can air ECW that's out of the way.

What do I think of the "new" ECW? I think it's going to be something different from the current type of Wrestling on TV. Wrestling has gone down the tube from 1998/1999/2000 when it had realistic, engaging storylines and exciting characters, now it's cheesy and repetative, and not much fun to watch unless your under 8 years old. I think the new ECW will offer a more realistic wrestling experience, more emphasis on actual wrestling than pushing products, women in small clothing and cutting promo's. Will it be the old ECW? No. Nothing like it. It's being filmed on the Smackdown set with the Smackdown ring in a huge arena, half of the kiddy audence prolly wont stay because they are too young or dont want to see ECW. It'll be a moderate sucsess, but it's not true ECW, not by a long shot. It's WWECW.

I thought One Night Stand was better than One Night Stand II, basically because One Night Stand II was even more WWE-orientated than the first. Of course, ECW of old is where the real money is.

Intresting update just come in by the way;

[quote=Wrestling Newswires]SCI-FI apparently freaked out over the chants they heard at the ECW PPV on Sunday night which has caused the show to be taped.

:p

I only hope they don't screw up Discovery channel

American Chopper anyone? :p But meh, I love that show!


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#19 12 years ago

Ugh ugh ugh. While One Night Stand 2 was the best wrestling show I've seen since the Attitude era, the premiere of the new ECW series last night was probably the very worst. Basically the problem was the WWE involvement, but more specifically...

Problem 1: The audience. It was a huge mistake to double-book Smackdown and ECW (same night, same venue, same audience, back to back, with ECW first). There were loads of little kids there, who shouldn't be allowed into an ECW show in the first place. It also resulted in most of the audience being WWE fans who just thought they'd tag along to ECW; John Cena got a bigger pop than the champion. Needless to say, the fan vibe didn't even resemble ONS, where there were multiple chants of "You suck dick!".

Problem 2: Vince McMahon's view that his own wrestlers are superior to any other. Hardly any of the oldschool ECW crowd got much promotion, everything was hogged either by visiting WWE stars or former WWE stars who'd switched to ECW. Sabu seems to be the only ECW star getting a push, so it's pretty obvious where the championship is headed next.

Problem 3: WWE presentation format, WWE advertising. Combined with the above, it just made ECW into a really, really bad episode of Raw. There was the "Raw rebound", shitloads of timewasting, and some random stripper thrown in (who didn't even have the wrestling skill to figure out the catch on her bra). The latter was doubly disappointing actually because there were signs that ECW might have a credible womens' division, which would be perfect for Lita.

Problem 4: The utterly banal writing. Yes, Paul Heyman did write the show, but after a frenzied (and, naturally, lost) argument against Vince McMahon and Kevin something-or-other, he was forced to make rather drastic changes to adhere to Vince's "vision". The only way this is going to work is if WWE steps back and just sticks to writing cheques, leaving Paul to get on with it.




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