Jim Ross has posted a new blog where he goes in-depth about the WWE Network and what it means for all involved, including WWE, the wrestlers, and the wrestling fans. Ross noted that the idea of the Network has been around for a long time and even though he's no longer an employee there, he wishes WWE success with this new concept.
Here's an excerpt from the blog:
"Big day for WWE fans and those that earn a living within WWE. The long awaited announcement regarding the new, WWE Network is set for later today in Las Vegas. This will be a critical day in WWE history, one way or another. More to come after this….
Millions of dollars and thousands of man hours have been invested in the WWE Network to be able to get to this point and to announce the long awaited specifics of what many feel could be a game changer for WWE.
Since the days when I was with the company, going back in the 90's, we were actively pursuing buying old, wrestling tape libraries. So the goal of having a WWE channel or network has long been discussed.
Even though I am no longer employed by WWE nor do I foresee ever becoming a WWE employee again, I am certainly pulling for their success with the Network concept.
The Network will re-introduce some of the great old school memories that many of us long time fans have plus educate an entire demographic of young fans as to the vanishing art form of in ring story telling and extemporaneous speaking.
One major key to the success of this Network is the development of NEW programming as it cannot be only about the old, tape libraries. I can see live, interactive programming being produced on a daily basis which, if true, then it provides several talents with opportunities to contribute to the brand and the network.
It also provides an opportunity for some talents to essentially reinvent themselves if they can bring something to the table.
There's much more to read in this extended editorial by Jim Ross. In addition to WWE Network talk, Ross discusses Matt Morgan leaving the wrestling business, Roman Reigns, WWE & TNA's TV negotiations this year and more.
You can read the blog here and be sure to visit WrestleZone tonight at 9:30pm EST for live coverage of WWE's major announcement.