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WWE NETWORK PRICE, THE DUDLEYS, FORMER IMPACT STARS WHO HAVEN'T MIGRATED TO WWE, PRO WRESTLING THIS WEEK AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2019-01-12 10:00:00

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I've seen a Twitter post noting that the WWE Network would be $10.99 going forward.  I know it's Twitter but I was wondering if there was anything to this?

In asking around, I am told there's nothing to WWE moving the price point for the Network up a dollar, which means you still get to replay the $9.99 song in your head.  I saw the Twitter graphic you are speaking of and I believe that may have been from an Australian subscriber as there is an Australian tax/surcharge on all digital services that came into effect in 2017, which would make the total price, in Australia $10.99 a month.  So, that's likely the origin of that talk.

How is it Magnus and Robbie E have never been with WWE. They both have good characters and have a good look for the business?

They are aware of Robbie E and he had a tryout last year at the WWE Performance Center.  They obviously know who Nick Aldis is.  I'm not sure why neither were ever hired other than contractual obligations prevented them from doing so.  We'll see what the future brings, but my gut is Aldis is invested in the NWA promotion under Billy Corgan's ownership.

You brought up the old Pro Wrestling This Week TV series in a Q&A and it brought back lots of fun memories of seeing Joe Pedicino, Bill Apter, Paul E. Dangerously and Gordon Solie on there.  I am wondering how they ended up with the rights for all that footage and could a show like that exist today?  Who owns the original show?  Could WWE Network air it?

The different promotions offered the footage to help get themselves attention where the series aired.  I think certainly a show like that could exist, especially on a streaming platform, but given the promotional and contractual boundaries that exist and appear to be becoming even more commonplace in 2019, it may be a lot more complicated, especially when it comes to the series library.  I would assume the original show ownership resides with Joe Pedicino, who created it.  Whether he has the rights to the footage that was featured from other companies is a question only a lawyer would have insight into.  I don't know if WWE could acquire it and use it as it initially aired.

I see Bully Ray is in Ring of Honor but what happened to D-Von and Spike Dudley?

D-Von is working as a Producer for WWE.  Spike has trained talents and lives in the New England area.  He's not currently wrestling.

Am I crazy or did I see Damien Sandow on Midnight Texas?

Yes, he's done some work on the NBC series, which was unfortunately canceled.

How could Little Sheldon have wrestling footage on the most recent episode of Ric Flair?

They licensed it from somewhere.  It happens with TV shows and films all the time.

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