More on WWE Adding Indies Content to WWE Network
As noted before, WWE will be uploading content from their affiliated promotions to the WWE Network starting this Saturday. The first content batch will feature past content from PROGRESS Wrestling, Westside Xtreme Wrestling, Insane Championship Wrestling, and EVOLVE.
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WWE also had plans at one point to include content from CHIKARA. Those plans reportedly were dropped due to talks between the two sides regarding the sale of CHIKARA’s library falling apart in recent months.
205 Live Creative Team
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the current lead members of WWE’s 205 Live creative team are Adam Pearce and Dewey Foley, who is the son of Mick Foley.
Erick Rowan Comments on WWE’s Original Plans for His Mysterious Pet Cage
Sportskeeda held a recent interview with Erick Rowan and one of the topics discussed included WWE’s original plans for Rowan’s mysterious pet cage gimmick.
“No no. Originally it was pitched that it would be a rodent or a rat and it was going to be killed by the babyface Champion to show that I had cared about something and that babyface turned heel, so that didn’t work. Well ok, then I asked them what is it now, then they just kept extending it, extending it and extending it.”
Rowan also stated that he had pitched his own idea inspired by television series American Horror Story.
“I had over the top ideas about it. One was this actress in American Horror Story, the smallest woman of all time. She was in American Horror Story Freak Show. One idea was to build a slightly larger cage and when unveiled, it would be this slightly smaller woman. Me and her would be friends and I would be protecting her from the atrocities of the outside world by locking her in the cage.”