Now prior to all of the recent new/amended wrestling shows coming in, my life revolves around my job, my 19 month old daughter and, you know, day to day living, which in the UK means usually a choice of a very late night or a very early morning watch of most shows/events in order to get the latest before spoilers. However, now with all of the extra shows per week and several weeks in, I’m really feeling the burn on there being so much wrestling coming in. So my week usually looks like this, keeping in mind that a day probably means the following day for it being UK:
MON - Mostly listen to RAR and occasionally watch a YouTube version of the show, skip most of the 3 hour show and some mornings can probably watch it in about 15 minutes of the stuff I watch (i.e. I probably pay more attention to storyline progression, less so on the actual wrestling).
TUE - Try to watch Powerrr or Dark, but hardly ever get chance to do so so this gets banked until later in the week or the following week meaning I won’t get to watch either. Maybe try and catch up with what I may have missed on the weekend. Try to sleep due to a baby that is always awake/
WED - Panic used to set in on what of the wars I was going to watch and I’ve now just settled in to just watching NXT. Not in any way a knock on AEW - they have a great show. It’s simply a matter of where do I fit this in? I may go back some point in the week or following week to watch stand out matches or segments, so for now, Dynamite is treated like Raw in that i’ll catch up via RAD. NXT is the one show I will probably watch from start to finish most weeks across a few days.
THU - Wonder where the week has gone and try to catch up on all the stuff I may have missed. Get indecisive as there is too much to watch, give up and watch Netflix or something.
FRI - Smackdown - as this would be watched on a Saturday, maybe I’ll skip through the episode, maybe I won’t. Another show I’ll catch up via RAS.
And then the weekend will be a mash-up of big events where it’ll take me at least a week to really watch full matches, what I end up doing is skipping to the end of matches to get the results as I don’t want it ruined on social, so will go back and watch anything that stands out.
And that isn’t even talking about the specials on WWE, the events on NJPW World, Impact which I try to watch randomly and also going back and trying to fill the gap of wrestling I missed between 2002 and 2011.
So I’m feeling really tired and overwhelmed by the amount of wrestling to watch. I mean, it’s a great problem to have, but I wondered - how are people’s viewing habits going? Several weeks in, are you finding any major issues with keeping up with it all? Is anyone feeling like how TV/Films are now and services where trying to catch up with everything feels like an impossible task? Interested to see where people are at.