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rovert
Jun 10, 2013

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Excited for this. Not your first guess but something cool: https://twitter.com/FloSlam/status/808746226040655872

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rovert
Jun 10, 2013

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Durk Hendrunkqs posted:

OTT on Floslam. Pretty excited for this.

https://twitter.com/FloSlam/status/809071093034156032

Durk Hendrunkqs posted:

OTT on Floslam. Pretty excited for this.
https://twitter.com/OTTSideshow/sta...428720178167808

rovert
Jun 10, 2013

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oatgan posted:

Flo Slam schedule this weekend

SHINE 39 - 12/16 @8pm Eastern

8 Woman Tag Team War - loser must leave SHINE forever
Ivelisse, Mercedes Martinez, Thea Trinidad and ACR vs LuFisto, Amber O'Neal, Andrea, and Kennadi Brink[/b]

Interesting stip in the current WWE signing everyone climate. There's signing rumours about two people in the match.

rovert
Jun 10, 2013

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He Ain't Heavy, He's My Botter.

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Jun 10, 2013

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Durk Hendrunkqs posted:

Will this affect the service in a positive manner? How much involvement did Botter really have then?

It will weather the storm. There's WAY bigger MMA fans than me. But Botter is a fine journalist but probably not suited to a management position or being public facing IMO.

rovert
Jun 10, 2013

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sportsgenius86 posted:

So he's saying it's not FloSports fault. I'm assuming either Gabe or an investor asked for him to be shitcanned.

https://twitter.com/DylanWaco/status/809635658020974592

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Jun 10, 2013

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I honestly woke up to a lot of messages from Wrestling people pissed that Gabe is essentially stealing money with these shows. FloSlam paid WWN roughly $23,000 for those two shows under the contract they have.

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Jun 10, 2013

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NotQuiteQuentin posted:

so gabe's getting approximately $700k a year from floslam if that math holds up using this: http://www.flosports.tv/flosports-a...-on-floslam-tv/

or $287.50 per each person in that crowd over the weekend (couldn't have had more than 40 a night)

it's a good hustle imo

The other figure that gets bandied about is $3 million across 5 years from Floslam.

rovert
Jun 10, 2013

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Don't worry it isn't a Lucha promotion.

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Jun 10, 2013

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Got confirmation on confirmation that WWE hates FloSlam now.

The standard EVOLVE contract has an out clause for talent so WWE could clean out the roster if they wanted. Interesting times.

rovert
Jun 10, 2013

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https://twitter.com/SoDuTw/status/824484885331111936

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Jun 10, 2013

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https://twitter.com/GolazoDan/status/825305771168653312

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Jun 10, 2013

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MagicCube posted:

Please don't be passive aggressive towards Rovert over a month old gif of Chris Hero breaking the top rope at Evolve.

It was the first time WWN took down gifs too.

I am sure you go could go back and find broken image URLs too.

rovert
Jun 10, 2013

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

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Jun 10, 2013

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

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Jun 10, 2013

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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.

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Jun 10, 2013

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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

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rovert
Jun 10, 2013

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

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