Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2022/07/08/live-11pm-et-aew-rampage-wwe-smackdown-7-8-22-post-show-rasd/
Wai Ting & John Siino review tonight’s WWE SmackDown featuring MITB fallout, a Lacey Evans heel turn, and more from Maximum Male Models.
Plus, AEW Rampage featuring Eddie Kingston vs. Konosuke Takeshita and a number of developments for ROH Death Before Dishonor involving champions Jonathan Gresham and Mercedes Martinez.
Also, your calls and POST Wrestling Forum feedback.
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Good discussion on the ROH ideas for a product… I think you have to consider the Time-Warner streaming properties as well. Could an ROH program end up on Bleacher Report or HBO Max? Maybe there’s space for it on other broadcast properties, like Discovery? Who knows, the big wallets at Time-Warner will have use for live or taped weekly sports content, especially if it’s on a good deal to start.
What I would have expected from WWE in relation to NXT before they ended up with NBC / Universal for their partner, they had an opportunity to shop it around to see if there is an audience outside of the tried and true platforms.
Given that Time-Warner is newly merged with Discovery and AT&T are out, you’d figure there are a lot more options being presented and discussed.
I also do think ROH will have a taped show for YouTube as well.
One of the other considerations with ROH and potential content, is how do they want to produce it? An in-studio show like AEW Dark? Or is it a touring brand? And if it’s touring, does it piggyback off of AEW, and does that affect AEW’s shows and scheduling? Does that make Rampage a live show with ROH being the opening act?
Is ROH to AEW what NXT is to RAW/SmackDown? Or is ROH its own thing completely?