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BGrifter
Mar 16, 2007

#1 CAPITALS FAN
Available on the App Store


Gaz-L posted:

Do WWE still have that weird deal with their TV partner in Canada where the Network is like a bolt-on to your cable subscription?

Yes.

The workaround is to create a WWE.com account with a US billing address and pay via PayPal in USD. It's super hit and miss which devices it'll work on though.

Tablets and computers tend to work fine as the WWE app is available on iOS/Android and you can view in your browser on a PC/Mac. But streaming devices are a huge hassle. I mostly use an Apple TV with a US iTunes account just so I can get the WWE app.

Canadian media streaming is an enormous clusterfuck, it's not just the WWE. Our version of Netflix sucks compared to the US one, and Netflix got super aggressive blocking people using VPNs to access the American content. We have three major cable companies colluding to keep prices high and divvy up the content between them. They all have their own awful streaming services comprised of the content that would be on US Netflix, and all require a cable subscription.

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Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



You don't even need a US billing address. They'll take a Canadian Paypal if you sign up on the website.

The WWE doesn't care, they're just fulfilling a contract so they do the bare minimum of geoblocking.


PS4 and Xbone work, though you may need to make a US account to initially download the app.

BGrifter
Mar 16, 2007

#1 CAPITALS FAN
Available on the App Store


Yeah the Canadian PayPal works fine, but on WWE.com you have to put a US address in. Otherwise it just forwards you to that obnoxious cable provider only page.

It's not a huge deal to sign up anymore. It's mostly the lack of apps for popular streaming devices that sucks.

rovert
Jun 10, 2013


This match seriously owned
https://twitter.com/WWE_Network_Bot...520085363376128

rovert
Jun 10, 2013


https://twitter.com/WWENetworkChron...991962304049152

rovert
Jun 10, 2013


Very solid suggestions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDpIx81turk

rovert fucked around with this message at 15:14 on Feb 23, 2019

Gaz-L
Jan 28, 2009


Not a single Cruiserweight Classic episode in the marathon. I wonder why.

rovert
Jun 10, 2013


AJ Styles - imagine the pictures they could dig up.

https://twitter.com/WWENetworkChron...844655631679490

WWE ECW

https://twitter.com/WWENetworkChron...844670731243522

rovert
Jun 10, 2013


Next level strange

https://twitter.com/WWE_Network_Bot...627973004087298

rovert
Jun 10, 2013


https://twitter.com/WWE_Network_Bot...200099556864001

rovert
Jun 10, 2013


https://twitter.com/WWENetworkChron...039724737708037

https://twitter.com/WWENetworkChron...040507738755073

Cavauro
Jan 9, 2008



Is this progrem good? That's how I say the word program.

MazelTovCocktail
Jun 23, 2012

Gritty's gonna cut you.


When did Superstars get added? I thought there were all types of legal issues with the name? Heck I even saw the name blurred on the Colossal Connection vs Demolition title change match.

Ganso Bomb
Oct 24, 2005

turn it all around


MazelTovCocktail posted:

When did Superstars get added? I thought there were all types of legal issues with the name? Heck I even saw the name blurred on the Colossal Connection vs Demolition title change match.

I think the problem is with Superstars Of Wrestling, but regular Superstars is fine.

MazelTovCocktail
Jun 23, 2012

Gritty's gonna cut you.


Phenix Rising posted:

I think the problem is with Superstars Of Wrestling, but regular Superstars is fine.

Good point. That said they only started this January even with Superstars.

rovert
Jun 10, 2013


https://twitter.com/WWE_Network_Bot...137988951695360

rovert
Jun 10, 2013


https://twitter.com/davidbix/status/1128322823943000064

Gaz-L
Jan 28, 2009


I think it's a bit disingenuous to claim Bret didn't have a formula that he plugged opponents into like Michaels or Flair.

Sodomy Hussein
Oct 9, 2005

Everything is subject to the needs of intelligence, for geniuses like me. If we actually solve problems, people won't need me and people like me, and this is a travesty without end. You have to squeeze the poor so they know their place, and you fucking commies forget that.


Yeah I don't know, Bret's masterful carry jobs (Summerslam '92) would today not pass muster as being too obvious. But in that time frame a lot of the WWF ring work stunk big rear end so he looked like a miracle worker, even though there were plenty of guys around who could do that for people.

I don't think many of Bret's miracle matches actually resulted in a main eventer.

davidbix
Jun 14, 2016
Congrats to Bix on his fav character King K Rool getting into smash!

Gaz-L posted:

I think it's a bit disingenuous to claim Bret didn't have a formula that he plugged opponents into like Michaels or Flair.
Bret having a signature series of moves ain't a formula, brother. He didn't carry the Summer '92 version of Davey the same way he carried Magee or the same way he carried Nash, and the Nash/Diesel matches are pretty distinct from each other, the Papa Shango match is different from those, etc.

rovert
Jun 10, 2013


https://twitter.com/WWENetworkChron...761579003088896

WSAENOTSOCK
Apr 13, 2002


Call me when they start uploading Saturday Night.

Except don't, because I've vowed never to give WWE a loving dime until Vince dies.

The American Dream
Mar 1, 2007
Don't Forget My Balls

They finally added the David arquette thunder. Iím gonna look for my fat teenage self in the crowd.

The American Dream fucked around with this message at 22:18 on May 20, 2019

rovert
Jun 10, 2013


https://twitter.com/WWENetwork/stat...797916069076992

https://twitter.com/WWE_Network_Bot...697763840856065

EugeneJ
Feb 5, 2012

by FactsAreUseless


Oh poo poo does it have the ***** Bushwhackers match in its entirety?

rovert
Jun 10, 2013


EugeneJ posted:

Oh poo poo does it have the ***** Bushwhackers match in its entirety?

Personally, haven't watched it but others on Twitter said so.

rovert
Jun 10, 2013


https://twitter.com/WWE_Network_Bot...234313409601542

rovert
Jun 10, 2013


https://twitter.com/WWENetworkChron...558018756198405

rovert
Jun 10, 2013


Baby Sabu and Taz

https://twitter.com/WWE_Network_Bot...314810133274624

https://twitter.com/WWE_Network_Bot...314853154230272

The American Dream
Mar 1, 2007
Don't Forget My Balls

Has anyone ever asked why the network doesnít have some kind of match streaming channel?

Like some people in charge of programming make a playlist that just streams good/fun/important matches that you have on in the background and you donít have to make any decisions of what to watch.

A 90 second hacksaw Jim Dugan squash from 1990 into a wrestlemania main event into some ecw match that has 7 people interfere into some random cruiserweight weight match from the first hour of nitro.

The_Rob
Feb 1, 2007

musicals are garbage


The American Dream posted:

Has anyone ever asked why the network doesnít have some kind of match streaming channel?

Like some people in charge of programming make a playlist that just streams good/fun/important matches that you have on in the background and you donít have to make any decisions of what to watch.

A 90 second hacksaw Jim Dugan squash from 1990 into a wrestlemania main event into some ecw match that has 7 people interfere into some random cruiserweight weight match from the first hour of nitro.

Thatís kind of like how it was when it first started. Now itís only reruns of total divas

WSAENOTSOCK
Apr 13, 2002


The_Rob posted:

Thatís kind of like how it was when it first started. Now itís only reruns of total divas
They really missed the boat on what people wanted from a wrestling TV network.

The_Rob
Feb 1, 2007

musicals are garbage


LividLiquid posted:

They really missed the boat on what people wanted from a wrestling TV network.

Seriously you know how often I would have it on in the background if they just showed random matches. It would a be a super cool
Way to see little gems or matches i never saw before.

WSAENOTSOCK
Apr 13, 2002


There's also the psychological effect of feeling like broadcast airings matter more than on-demand streaming. It's why you'll catch yourself watching a movie you own on DVD on TV.

The American Dream
Mar 1, 2007
Don't Forget My Balls

The_Rob posted:

Thatís kind of like how it was when it first started. Now itís only reruns of total divas

Yeah. It was pretty cool to turn on a random clash of the champions when Iíd get home from work and just wanted to screw around on my phone for an hour.

Between the wrestlers that all have their pet favorite matches and fans suggesting stuff on Twitter they pretty much can have the job done for free. They could probably find about 50 subscribers and pay them with a wwe shop gift card to make a list of 20 matches on the network theyíd want and cut it down to 1000 over the course of a weekend.

Sodomy Hussein
Oct 9, 2005

Everything is subject to the needs of intelligence, for geniuses like me. If we actually solve problems, people won't need me and people like me, and this is a travesty without end. You have to squeeze the poor so they know their place, and you fucking commies forget that.


I don't know, I remember most of early WWE Network being glorified watchmojo top ten lists and other infommercials.

Maxwell Lord
Dec 12, 2008

I am drowning.
There is no sign of land.
You are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand.

And I hope you die.

I hope we both die.




Grimey Drawer

They ran random old shows *more* often, I think, but that was before they had all the newer content. Once they had all these shows up and running they wanted eyeballs on them.

(I have not been subscribed in a while, and don't know when I'll ever come back, but in theory they could do something like Shudder where there are actually three separate streaming options alongside the on-demand catalog.)

Gaz-L
Jan 28, 2009


Yeah, have a 'Legacy' channel where they show old Mid-South, AWA and WCCW stuff, a 'Monday Night Wars' channel where they show WWF/WCW/ECW from WM1 up through 2001, and then the current streaming option, with a bit more older 21st century stuff in rotation.

Robot Wendigo
Jul 8, 2013



I keep wanting to get rid of this channel because I'm not happy with the choices for Canadians. I keep it for NXT and the PPVs and also because I'm an idiot.

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Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



In Canada you can use a VPN (there's short term free ones) and a US account to get the app on a console and use it like Americans do.

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