Along with the WWE Network‘s regular weekly shows, “Nitro Week” has come to an end with the second part of the Eric Bischoff interview on “Legends with JBL”. Elsewhere, the Network vault continues to plug the gaps in ECW Hardcore TV with another influx of episodes!
Let’s take a closer look at what’s new…
The following 27 new episodes of ECW Hardcore TV have all been uploaded:
- ECW Hardcore TV #154 – 04/02/1996
- ECW Hardcore TV #155 – 04/09/1996
- ECW Hardcore TV #156 – 04/16/1996
- ECW Hardcore TV #159 – 05/07/1996
- ECW Hardcore TV #160 – 05/14/1996
- ECW Hardcore TV #162 – 05/28/1996
- ECW Hardcore TV #165 – 06/18/1996
- ECW Hardcore TV #169 – 07/16/1996
- ECW Hardcore TV #171 – 07/30/1996
- ECW Hardcore TV #172 – 08/06/1996
- ECW Hardcore TV #178 – 09/17/1996
- ECW Hardcore TV #180 – 10/01/1996
- ECW Hardcore TV #181 – 10/08/1996
- ECW Hardcore TV #185 – 11/05/1996
- ECW Hardcore TV #187 – 11/19/1996
- ECW Hardcore TV #195 – 01/14/1997
- ECW Hardcore TV #198 – 02/05/1997
- ECW Hardcore TV #207 – 04/07/1997
- ECW Hardcore TV #208 – 04/14/1997
- ECW Hardcore TV #209 – 04/21/1997
- ECW Hardcore TV #211 – 05/06/1997
- ECW Hardcore TV #213 – 05/19/1997
- ECW Hardcore TV #214 – 05/26/1997
- ECW Hardcore TV #215 – 06/01/1997
- ECW Hardcore TV #216 – 06/10/1997
- ECW Hardcore TV #222 – 07/21/1997
- ECW Hardcore TV #245 – 12/19/1997
You read that right – 27 more episodes! With these added, the list of missing episodes grows ever smaller. Will they appear soon? We certainly think so!
JBL continues his hard-hitting interview with Eric Bischoff, discussing the fall of WCW, Eric’s shocking debut in WWE, and his future!
Where the first part discussed Eric’s background and rise to power in WCW, this half covers his experiences of the infamous fall, followed by his resurgence as an on-screen character in WWE. As expected, this conclusion maintains the hard-hitting, business-centric focus of the first episode.
The following matches featured on this show:
– R-Truth vs. Heath Slater
– Jack Swagger vs. Adam Rose
The following matches featured on this show:
– Bo Dallas vs. Fandango
– Prime Time Players vs. Los Matadors
– Dolph Ziggler vs. Kevin Owens
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I’d like to see The Network have some territory stuff on there. ECW, WCW, WWE content, it’s all great, but while that’s been seen many times by many people through different means, the territories are rare gems that show he legends, icons, and HOF’ers/future HOF’ers of today in their beginnings. I know they have some WCCW on there. But more of that and other territories would be nice additions.
There’s actually 98 episodes of ECW missing on the Network through December 1997. That’s nearly 2 years worth of shows they skipped over. The biggest hole is obviously the first 25 episodes from 1993. And then there’s another 73 episodes missing randomly throughout 1993-1997. Can you imagine if Netflix or Hulu uploaded TV shows, like Game Of Thrones or Walking Dead or Breaking Bad and just randomly skipped over episodes? You’d be lost after a few episodes and want to just quit watching. That’s a problem WWE needs to take into consideration. There are a lot of fans today that never had the chance to see ECW(and other old shows) and would probably be interested in watching the show in order, but they get fed up and quit because of all the gaps. And then WWE thinks the older shows aren’t popular because they’re not getting enough views. It’s their own fault. Perhaps if they put the shows up in order people would actually get invested in the older material.
Also, like I suspected, the August 24th episode of Raw was uploaded to the Network and the entire segment where Kofi & Big E first introduce Xavier debuting with the trombone, playing “New York, New York”(New Day, New Day) is completely cut out.
Do you think that WWE will add any of the earlier missing Hardcore TV episodes from the latter part of 94 and even the early 93 shows or will it just be the 96 & 97 episodes? Either way, it’s good to see this type of content added. Hopefully they will add some more World Class soon, and even some AWA and Mid South.
I agree, and I would love to see some more WCW uploaded. Just think what is still left that could someday be on the Network, WCW Thunder, WCW Saturday Night, WWE Heat, WWE Shotgun Saturday, and AWA, Mid South like you mentioned. Excited to see more of the older territorial promotions that are now owned by WWE.