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rovert
Jun 10, 2013


https://twitter.com/JANELABABY/stat...208606002225155

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sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER


God bless Joey Janela

rovert
Jun 10, 2013


Wrestlemania weekend shows: https://twitter.com/FloSlam/status/835179412853248003

EugeneJ
Feb 5, 2012


edit: wrong thread

EugeneJ
Feb 5, 2012


Joey Janela is a national treasure

https://twitter.com/JANELABABY/stat...381732572114944

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER


Oh my god

Malcolm Excellent
May 20, 2007


Buglord


OH HELL YEAH

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010


poo poo, Kingston vs Tremont, too? That could be a pretty nice tilt. Hope that show ends up on HSN.

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER


El Gallinero Gros posted:

poo poo, Kingston vs Tremont, too? That could be a pretty nice tilt. Hope that show ends up on HSN.

It won't. It's on FloSlam

oatgan
Jan 15, 2009



https://twitter.com/FloSlam/status/837713279795474436

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010



Style Battle 3 started an hour late and lol


Willninho
Aug 14, 2007


I finally got this as I figured the WM weekend shows should be worth the month. What's been the best matches so far especially non Evolve on it?

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

Eater of worlds, pins, and CHICKEN




https://twitter.com/BrandonThurston...226089197469700

Basic Chunnel
Sep 21, 2010

Jesus! Jesus Christ! Say his name! Jesus! Jesus! Come down now!



I'd say they're not very good squatters but that was evident by the ludicrous contracts they were handing out.

oatgan
Jan 15, 2009



yearly is now an even better deal

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

"I think you'll find that when it comes to Sandwich Montoya, the sky is the limit!"

- Too Much Mustard


Between FloSlam and FloMarching now covering the DCI broadcasts, the annual subscription is a must-have for me.

Vertigo Ambrosia
May 25, 2004
Heretic, please.

Man that makes it an even harder sell for pretty much anyone who doesn't regularly follow WWN; I can't imagine paying thirty bucks to try it out for just a bit.

Super No Vacancy
Jul 26, 2012

yahallo


remember when every ppv was $50. even like tna's were $45 or something

KungFu Grip
Jun 18, 2008

HUSS
HUSS
HUSS


i remember when you had to shill out 60 before the network lol

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


imagine the buyrate for Jinder Mahal if they were still doing $50 PPVs

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010



FIP running out of that venue in Florida that seats approximately 30 people

glad FloSlam is spending my $30/month to bring me this incredible show

oatgan
Jan 15, 2009



apparently its still $20 if you keep your subscription going but new signups are $30

Cavauro
Jan 9, 2008

andey...


i would like to pretend i was going to try it out seconds before they increased the price but i won't now. Please play along even if you catch on

Grant DaNasty
Jul 16, 2006



I usually pick and choose my streaming entertainment month by month. Depending on what's going I'll get New Japan World for a month or I'll binge watch some shoot interviews on the Highspots Network. I got Floslam for Wrestlemania weekend and I enjoyed the shows, but I'm not going to pay $30 for it. $20 was already iffy. There's too many other streaming services I could get for that money.

Muddy Burphy
Dec 4, 2010

The #RXT REVOLUTION has two words for ya..
SCOOP IT!



he knows...


As someone who would pick and choose months to subscribe this kills any chance of me subbing again. I don't really understand the move on their end. The hardcores who will subscribe no matter what will do the yearly rate anyway, and I doubt people wanting to check the service out will want to throw down $30. Yes, major league PPVs used to be more expensive, but that landscape blew up when WWE launched the network.

rovert
Jun 10, 2013


It speeds up its death which means I can then tell all of the dumb stories I know.

FloSlam is still messing up and pissing off potential partners as of this month.

Muddy Burphy
Dec 4, 2010

The #RXT REVOLUTION has two words for ya..
SCOOP IT!



he knows...


rovert posted:

It speeds up its death which means I can then tell all of the dumb stories I know.

FloSlam is still messing up and pissing off potential partners as of this month.

I can't wait

rovert
Jun 10, 2013


Mike Johnson:

quote:

So, I can't explain why they raised their rates, but it's pretty obvious that despite some touting the service as being this major industry-changing service, all Floslam was good for was getting WWNLive a really great payday to produce content for them, since they were the first to make a deal with that company. Beyond that, you got me.

Raising the price by 50% when they are already charging more than double of the industry leader looks, to those on the outside, as if Floslam are desperate to create cash and that's a shame, but in my opinion, so has been a lot of what Floslam has done since it was launched.

They've had a pretty haphazard rollout, whether it be the complete absence of any sort of promotion or marketing plan for the service (we have never received ONE press release for the service, think about that), the fact that the staffer in charge was fired almost immediately after launch, the lack of promises kept (such as the rollout of old material, as you pointed out), the fact that VOD versions of the shows include things like dead air from the live broadcasts, etc.

I watch Floslam via a Roku and owned several different Rokus and each one would see the content crash when I played live streams and sometimes, even VOD content. I finally had to give up and buy a new Roku Express in order to have the service work for me. Now, watching wrestling is my job, but imagine if you are a fan who had paid $20 or $30 OR $150 and this keeps happening to you? Plus, it's not like you can use it on a Firestick or a PS4 or any other platform.

Then, you get to the actual interface and it's near impossible to figure out where the shows are, since they are listed as "episodes" and aren't listed in any chronological order. If I wanted to watch every EVOLVE, I'd have to try and figure out where the hell EVOLVE is to begin with. It's easy to find the content that is live but beyond that, you have to search like you are Pitfall Harry in the jungle seeking treasure to find the shows you want to watch. In 2017, it shoudn't be that hard, especially when you are paying for the service.

I think they rushed Floslam to market with no real plan as to how they were going to present it or push it to consumers and assumed, wrongly, that wrestling fans would flock to it just because it existed. They also launched without having any real deals in place, which at the best, was a dumb idea and at worse, may have crippled it right out of the gates. It was the equivalent of launching a jet before you figured out how to build the landing gear. It's out there, it's in the air and uh oh, now what?

A lot of Floslam's launch was hyped up by people who had the best of intentions but in many cases were snowed by the potential of what it could be in a perfect world as opposed to what it really was at launch. I would like to tell you I am surprised by all of this, but I really am not, and this is why.

When they first launched, someone from the service came to me looking to hire me away from PWInsider.com, asking about my interest in running the Floslam service but couldn't (or wouldn't) tell me what the potential salary or responsibilities would be. Right there, my gut was this was not going to be anywhere close to the force some were deluding themselves into believing Floslam was going to be. It seemed far too disorganized and to this day, I have no idea why they even approached me, since no one ever followed up with me. Like I said, haphazard.

There's been lots of stories of indy promotions being approached and after hearing stories, correct or not, about the big payday WWN got, they were surprised at how small the offer was and opted not to take it, considering that promotions like ROH won't allow their talent to work for groups that are on Floslam.

So, it's great indy promotions on Floslam have that platform and hopefully they are getting a nice check for it, but unless Floslam gets their act in order, it's going to be more of the same, and raising the rates to bleed the consumers you want to support you is not the answer. They really need to look at the mistakes they have made, correct them and try to win consumers over by building a better mousetrap. I don't see that as easily happening either, not when you have WWE Network, Highspots Wrestling Network and a slew of indy promotions with their own VOD services, all of which charge a third of what Floslam now charges and in the case of WWE and Highspots (and perhaps others), provide far more content than Floslam currently does.

http://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=109883

Vertigo Ambrosia
May 25, 2004
Heretic, please.

quote:

When they first launched, someone from the service came to me looking to hire me away from PWInsider.com, asking about my interest in running the Floslam service but couldn't (or wouldn't) tell me what the potential salary or responsibilities would be.

Wow holy poo poo that's absolutely terrible.

Rovert, how much longer do you think Floslam's gonna last? Honestly the only reason I have it is because I really like EVOLVE and I wanted tryWxW (not knowing that Highspots also carries it and actually uploads all of its shows) and some other indies; I'm surprised that they still really don't seem to get what people actually want.

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER


They sent out a survey a while ago and I made a comment about how their archive sucks and it was a mess to find anything that wasn't live. Am employee emailed me about it for clarification and we ended up in a long string of emails.

He seemed quite stupid and at one point I just laid it out there via email that their live stream is quite beautiful and it's a shame the rest of the thing is such a shitshow because some basic organization to the archived content could make it a really great product.

He then asked me what they could do to make them my primary source for non video wrestling content and I said nothing, because I will never go to FloSlam for wrestling news. I never heard anything back after that.

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rovert
Jun 10, 2013


Nothing to see here obviously
http://www.pwtorch.com/site/2017/08...icans-analysis/

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