A new survey commissioned today for the WWE Network once again lists the TNA video library as “potential new programming ideas” just weeks after Ed Nordholm shot down the idea of selling the TNA video tape library to WWE.
TNA is listed as “TNA: Historic and new programming from TNA / Impact / Global Force Wrestling,” suggesting that WWE is still interested in getting their hands on the video tape library that has footage dating back to 2002. Anthem is currently in process of launching its own version of the WWE Network.
WWE also suggested 12 other shows in the survey as well as many potential new features including alternate audio during live PPVs, offline viewing, social sharing, social viewing, and more which you can see below.
POTENTIAL NEW SHOWS:
WWE “Director’s Cut”: Shows that put a new twist on classic content such as WWE Legends narrating historic pay-per-views or current WWE Superstars providing their perspective and analysis of classic matches and events.
Original Scripted Dramas: Wrestling-themed series inspired by wrestling’s colorful and rich history such as WWE’s version of Game of Thrones.
Tournaments: New in-ring tournaments such as a Pro Am style tournament (WWE vs. NXT), a Lucha tournament, a tag team tournament, or King / Queen of the Ring tournaments.
TV-14 In-Ring Show: A “new” weekly version of ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling) or other “edgy” new promotion rated TV-14.
Other Promotions: Historic and new programming from ICW, PROGRESS, New Japan Pro-Wrestling, or other regional Indie promotions.
New Reality Shows: Reality shows featuring life on the road for WWE Superstars, an insider’s view of WWE Superstars’ intense training and workout regimens, WWE Superstar “Cribs”, WWE-style “Apprentice” to win a job at WWE, or WWE Legends’ House Season 2 – Attitude Era
House Shows: For the first time ever, get a live, ringside view of select WWE house shows
Special Live Events: Special one-time live events from unique locations around the world featuring an unexpected main event
Original Scripted Comedies: Comedies such as WWE Superstar Roasts, Southpaw Regional Wrestling, or WWE’s version of “The Office”
Local Tournaments: Tournaments that take place in your home country featuring local talent similar to the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament which took place in England this year
Audio Channel: A section of WWE Network for “listening only” that provides audio play-by-play of pay-per-views, music playlists, “sports radio” style call-in shows and podcasts
Ring of Honor: Historic and new programming from Ring of Honor
POTENTIAL NEW FEATURES:
Download To Go: Ability to download content and watch “offline”
Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality: The ability to watch current or historic WWE content in a way that makes it seem as if you are actually sitting ringside and experiencing an event, such as WrestleMania, live and in person, using special computer generated effects and equipment like a headset
Social Sharing: Ability to share playlists, clips, or favorites on social media (Facebook, YouTube, etc.)
Personalization: Ability to create custom playlists and change the look and feel of your WWE Network interface with options that represent your favorite WWE Era and Superstars
Alternate Audio: Choose your favorite pay-per-view commentator team – for instance, you can hear “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Jerry Lawler call a live pay-per-view
Ratings / Comment System: Ability to “rate” shows or matches (e.g. 0 – 5 stars), add comments, or mark “favorite” moments
Social Viewing: Set up a “movie theater mode” to watch virtually with friends or participate in a live event on Facebook where you can chat with other fans
Alternate Viewing Options: The ability to watch WWE in-ring shows using alternate camera choices (e.g. gorilla cam, drone cam, Go-Pro camera), 360 views or select higher or lower resolution options