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    Posted: 26/November/2013 at 19:20
Dammit Adders, I think I did the search correctly and didn't find a thread by this name WTF!?

A few years back I went and did my back homework and watched the WWF from May 1996 through Jan 2001. Every Raw, Smackdown and most of the PPV's. At that time I decided in my mind that the attitude era REALLY started with the first episode of Shotgun Saturday Night.

It was the first adult oriented Wrestling show the WWF produced. And it was with the events that transpired on that show that brought Raw is War to a whole new level.

I created this thread for two reasons.

1 to discuss the show and reminisce about some of the great moments that transpired on WWF's first PG-14 show.

2 is because I was intested in your opinions regarding bringing it back as the one and (for now) only show WWE produces that is TV-14.

Personally I think it would be a smart move to have a show on Saturday Night that started around 10 or 11pm and really pushed the limit for one or two hours every week as an attempt to bring back the older fans who enjoyed the attitude era. Raw, Smackdown etc don't need to change any more than they have in incorporating each other and Main Event in a few highlights. However a few more mature storylines can be incorporated as well, perhaps even a few more violent matches can transpire, etc.

In any case, enough of my opinions. What would you guys think about a reboot of Shotgun Saturday Night or a comparable style show in a similar time slot?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HBKDX97 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27/November/2013 at 08:56
Unfortunately the WWE is corporate, and their PR has taken such a huge dive ever since Chris Benoit (and the Attitude Era before, and the steroid scandal/ sexual misconduct scandals) that they are PETRIFIED of the video bytes and bad press that could arrive from them putting out a specificslly adult-oriented show.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rico Len Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27/November/2013 at 20:06
I know. And I don't blame them either, however if it were on truly late with a start time of no earlier than 10pm and the Raw and Smackdown recaps were pg I don't see the problem of loosening up on their tight reign that much.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thundarr2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27/November/2013 at 21:34
Changing the TV rating to PG-14 won't fix poor creative storytelling. 

Besides after Linda's attempts to go into politics, there's more media watchdog groups watching WWE now looking for reasons to freak out.

Personally, I'd rather see WWE dump the PPV between Royal Rumble and replace it with Saturday Night's Main Event.




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rico Len Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27/November/2013 at 21:47
You know what? I'd be happier with them dumping every fourth ppv in favor of Saturday Night's Main Event.

However, for all the whining and complaining the IWC does about how WWE simply NEEDS the tv-14 rating back, I really don't see a problem with Shotgun Saturday Night making a return to fill this supposed need, and then if and when it gets canceled because no one is watching the argument can be settled.

Either it sinks or swims and if it does do well, then so much the better.

personally I would much rather see Saturday night's main event back though.

it is odd to me that the people who want the tv-14 rating back aren't chiming in... I wonder why?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thundarr2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27/November/2013 at 21:57
Given how Main Event grabbed bigger numbers than Saturday Night Light did, NBC would probably be interested in it too. 

These days pre-taped shows get hurt in the ratings by spoilers that pop-up instantly thanks to Twitter. 

If you want people chiming in on what a great idea it would be to a have 1 PG-14 show, then post an article on Bleacher Report.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote John The Baptist Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28/November/2013 at 02:43
Already too much wrestling on TV, use one of the current shows for an adult option.

Dont forget when rasslin was edgy, namely the Attitude era, they only had 1/2 shows per week. Now WWE have 5, granted a few of those aren't storyline driven but it still leads to creative burnout.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Love Song Writer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28/November/2013 at 08:41
I remember the episode that happen in Penn Station...I think the main event was Taker v  HHH, Taker maybe Tombstoned H on an escalator.
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Originally posted by John The Baptist John The Baptist wrote:

Already too much wrestling on TV, use one of the current shows for an adult option.

Dont forget when rasslin was edgy, namely the Attitude era, they only had 1/2 shows per week. Now WWE have 5, granted a few of those aren't storyline driven but it still leads to creative burnout.

Exactly JTB, I mean granted I wouldn't be fully againest a possible return of Shotgun Saturday Night or even a Saturday Night's Main-Event concept, but like what John said, there is far too much WWE programming at this present point in time. 

I mean, I don't know you guys who live in "The States", but here in Australia, here is our list of a regular week of WWE programming on channel Fox 8:

Wednesday: RAW
Thursday: NXT, Main Event, (Vintage Collection also was apart of this line up until recently).
Friday: Superstars, Smackdown!

Plus on top of that there are numerous repeats of all of the shows listed above through the weekend. Also, I believe you guys in America have Saturday Morning Slam.

There is also the recapping shows such as WWE Experience and After Burn.

My major issue though is not with the amount, but the content of each program. I really don't want another show that will just keep showing recap's and replay's, hell the "FLAG SHIP" Raw already does that constantly as it is.



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In the States:
Monday: Raw (3 hours)
Wednesday: Main Event 
Friday: SmackDown

Saturday Morning Slam in on "hiatus." It seems unlikely to return and the show is no longer listed on WWE.com. Supposedly CW wanted a different format, despite the show pulling regularly pulling in the highest ratings of their Saturday morning line-up.

NXT & Superstars are only available on Hulu Plus. The online service now claims to have over 4 million subscribers (compared to Netflix which recently passed 40 million.)

USA has AM Raw (which is 1 hour recap/highlight show) that they air in the overnight hours usually around midnight Saturday night/Sunday morning.

Originally posted by Collywog3:16 Collywog3:16 wrote:

My major issue though is not with the amount, but the content of each program. I really don't want another show that will just keep showing recap's and replay's, hell the "FLAG SHIP" Raw already does that constantly as it is.
Colly's right. For all of WWE's efforts to produce more shows, there's a huge gap in original programming. Some weeks, Raw barely has time for new matches because they fill the show so many recaps.

I'd gladly welcome back squash matches against local talents if it meant more wrestling and less "Earlier tonight" replays.
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