WWE Network Pick of the Week – April & May 2018

Week of May 21, 2018

From 3CT contributor Tim Taylor

The Positive WWE Network Pick Of The Week:
Money in The Bank 1 – Wrestlemania 21

View the show here: http://network.wwe.com/share/video/31305371

We are a little more than 4 weeks away from WWE Money In The Bank 2018 and while WWE is literally raking in the dough from the new NBC Universal and Fox deals, it’s time for us to remind ourselves why Money In The Bank is the best wrinkle WWE has created since the winner of the Royal Rumble having a shot at the WWE Championship in the main event of Wrestlemania (dating back to 1993, Yokozuna).

Over the next four Mondays, I will highlight what I think are the 4 best Money In The Bank matches that should wet your appetite for June 17th’s WWE Network spectacular.

For your viewing pleasure, here is where the match totally started. From the brain of Chris Jericho to your eyeballs, here is the very first Money In The Bank match!

I’ll try my best to keep it to 3 things to remember, but once you start watching, you’ll be sure to see so many other hidden or forgotten things. I’ve leave some things up for discovery for yourself!

1) Waterproof Blonde’s “Just Close Your Eyes.” Yes. An entrance theme gets my love. Before Story of the Year covered it for Christian’s return to the WWE after venturing off to become “The Instant Classic,” the relatively unknown band, Waterproof Blonde created <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ020f94kj4″>this epic theme</a> that perfectly encapsulated everything that Captain Charisma was in 2004 until his departure from WWE.

2) Speaking directly about this match, you get to see SO MANY GUYS in their primes. Shelton, Edge, Kane, Jericho, Christian and Benoit were all in possibly the best shape of their careers at this point. With the exception of Christian, who I think didn’t hit the height of his powers until after TNA, everyone else was either at their peak, shortly beyond it, or soon to approach it here at Wrestlemania 21.

3) Less is more. Money In The Bank has been locked in on the number 8 as the number of participants for quite some time now with 10 being the peak number of people in the match. I strongly believe that 6 is the sweet spot. It gives guys a chance to really let things breathe while also having enough action to keep people interested. Remember, the first Women’s Money in the Bank was also 6. We shall see what 8 do in 4 weeks.

Chat with you Thursday at 9:30pm on Facebook! I have a feeling we’ve got something to talk about! Don’t forget to use the voicemail line to give us your Raw or Smackdown Live thoughts! Call 814-893-2790 and we might do a good Voicemail Bag!

See you then!

ENJOY!

Week of May 7, 2018

From 3CT contributor Tim Taylor:

The Positive WWE Network Pick Of The Week:
Ride Along – Team Little Big & Titus Worldwide

View the show here: http://network.wwe.com/share/video/1992111483

Hope you’ve all fully recovered from WWE Backlash!

I know that the jury is out for a lot of you on the quality of the event Sunday, but that will be for Jim, Ryan, Matt & I to discuss with you all on Thursday! Right now, it’s time for that good old Positive WWE Network Pick Of The Week!

In keeping with both a conversation that was had on the podcast last week as well as my pick last week, I’m taking you all into some more original WWE Network Content. This week, we Ride Along with Braun, Alexa, Apollo, Dana, and my best friend Titus O’Neil!

Here’s 3 reasons why you’re bound to love not only this episode but other episodes of Ride Along!

1) You get (as close to) natural interactions between your favorite WWE superstars outside of character. I mean, where else are you going to hear Braun and Dana talk about pooping?

2) You see how wrestlers kill time on the road. Besides actually being backstage, I know that I always wondered about how the road treated the superstars. Random phone conversations, a game or two, and of course the well timed food and/or bathroom break.

3) You are reminded that the superstars more than anything are just people as well. Whether you’re a monster or a mogul, you’re a person first and it’s good to see people with their proverbial hair down and just being themselves.

Here’s to some light and easy watching to cleanse your pallet after Backlash. Based on the conversations I’m seeing some of you have, you probably need it.

Chat with you Thursday at 9:30pm on Facebook!

ENJOY!

 

Week of April 30th, 2018

From 3CT contributor Tim Taylor:

The Positive WWE Network Pick Of The Week:

Legends of Wrestling: Worst Characters

View the show here: http://network.wwe.com/share/video/31528527

I’m finally back! Jet lag is fully gone! I’ve already seen Infinity War twice. Don’t worry, no spoilers here. Thanos demands my silence.

My pick from this week takes me back to a time before the WWE Network when there was a little something called “WWE On-Demand.” It was an add-on service that you could include into your cable package that would change its content each month with different matches and special TV programs and the highlight of my viewing with this content was the “Legends of Wrestling” mini-series.

For those of you who enjoy “Something To Wrestle With” and “What Happened When,” “Legends of Wrestling” is in the same vein. In this episode, Mick Foley, Pat Patterson, Michael “P.S.” Hayes and the late great Dusty Rhodes talk about some of the worst gimmicks in the history of the WWE Universe!

Hearing four of the most creative minds in the wrestling business talk shop about failed characters. Want to hear wrestlers candidly talk about the Goobley Gooker, The Red Rooster, and the Shockmaster? This is the show for you!

It’s an hour of your life and you could easily find worse ways to spend this time! While you’re there, check out some of the other episodes as well if you are so inclined. Maybe I’ll pull out another great idea from this series.

Talk to you Thursday!

ENJOY!

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