The WWE Network is good for a lot of things. If any fan has a hankering for old matches, there is an excellent selection of the Attitude Era and WCW tapes in their vault. When old school fans want to see ECW or WWWF matches, then they can do that. The WWE Network has over 6,000 hours of content on it after just under three years of existence. When the streaming service first started, they compiled over 1,500 hours of content. Now, it’s multiplied and isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
One of the best things about the WWE Network is their original content. From their WWE 24 episodes to Legends House, there is something for every kind of WWE fan to enjoy. Edge and Christian’s show broke the mold for WWE Network content. It became one of the most-viewed shows on the network very quickly. It’s evolving as the years go by, and WWE fans couldn’t be happier. The $9.99 a month is definitely worth it.
Another popular program on the streaming service is the Stone Cold Podcast. What began as a podcast with Stone Cold Steve Austin on his own turned into a very controversial discussion program that has showcased many interesting and outspoken guests, including Vince McMahon, Triple H, AJ Styles, Edge, and Christian. After Monday Night Raw on August 8, Dean Ambrose, the WWE World Champion, was the guest on Austin’s show. WWE fans were very excited about this program and were also pleasantly surprised as a result.
The discussion was good, but a lot more relaxed than Austin’s usual podcasts. Dean Ambrose had a lot to say, but he shocked the WWE Universe when he decided to be a bit more honest, especially about his WrestleMania 32 match with Brock Lesnar.
“Austin asks about WrestleMania 32 and the match against Brock Lesnar, and what he was thinking. Ambrose says he went to the ring pi**ed off that night. As he walked to the ring, he had no idea what was going to happen and walked out with not much of a plan. He was pi**ed off because he felt like he was pulling teeth to turn the match into something epic. Ambrose says to be perfectly honest, Lesnar didn’t want to do anything for the match. He had a crazy idea for the match to make it huge but he was met with laziness.”
Immediately after that quote, the WWE Universe sounded off on Twitter with their reaction to Ambrose’s comments on Lesnar. A lot of people had that as the potential match of the night. In the weeks leading up to their bout, Ambrose met with Terry Funk and Mick Foley, who gave them weapons to use in the match. A lot of WWE analysts weren’t happy with the match, just like the WWE fans who watched it live.
It didn’t live up to expectations, which is why Ambrose sounded frustrated on the Stone Cold Podcast several months after their fight. That wasn’t the only thing the Lunatic Fringe talked about that had the WWE Universe buzzing. Austin asked him about his relationship with Vince McMahon. He dropped a bit of a bombshell when he said he’s McMahon’s favorite wrestler. That shocked many.
All in all, the Stone Cold Podcast with Dean Ambrose was a big success. It was a bit rocky at first, but that was due to Ambrose’s personality and the way he talks. His mannerisms may have tripped Austin up a bit, but the podcast ended up being very smooth.
Many fans in the internet wrestling community were worried Ambrose would get heat backstage for his comments on Lesnar. The truth is, WWE management won’t care about those statements. In fact, wrestlers in the back were already sour on Lesnar for his Wellness Policy ignorance and part-time status. Ambrose is the WWE champion. He will be fine.
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