DC’s Network Diaries – ECW TV Episode 4 – Growing Pains

DC’s Network Diaries – ECW TV Episode 4 – Growing Pains

While I am not a parent, I do have an appreciation for watching someone grow up. As an educator, I see it all the time, and it does warm my heart, even if it can be painful at times as well. That’s where we’re at with this week’s episode of ECW – They’re making small changes to improve things, taking their baby steps, but it can still be VERY cringeworthy.

Either way, onward!

DC’s Network Diaries – The inaugural episode of ECW Hardcore TV!

DC’s Network Diaries – The inaugural episode of ECW Hardcore TV!

In case you’re a relative neophyte to the DDTWrestling experience, let’s take a minute for some education. Doc Manson and DC Matthews began their online careers as writers, going back and forth in Google Docs. If you can imagine a written version of our podcast, that was essentially it, only without any song parodies or food discussion.

As the podcast grew, the writing dwindled, to the point where I can’t even remember the last time I put fingers to keyboard, as it were. This is a strange feeling – I’m not even sure I remember how to log into ddtpod.com! This could be a disaster…

Regardless, while I didn’t sit down and scribe out resolutions for 2017, I did have a couple of goals in mind. One of them was to dive back into the WWE Network archives. Since the brand split, I haven’t had the time or the energy to watch anything other than the current WWE / NXT / 205 Live product. On the most recent episode of Doc Talk, my partner in crime was effusive in praising my wrestle-nerd-dom, citing my perusal of “The Vault” as his prime example. So, really, I have no choice in the matter.

NXT – Where do they go from here? It’s not clear.

NXT – Where do they go from here?  It’s not clear.

After a whirlwind of a Wrestlemania weekend, it’s common for fans to turn their wrestle-weary eyes forward and gaze into the future, trying to establish what is likely next for their favorite superstars, which I can happily say now include both male and female talents.

Trouble is, after this particular weekend, that task is difficult. . .If not out and out impossible.

#PromotingPositivity from Wrestlemania!

#PromotingPositivity from Wrestlemania!

Last night’s grandest stage of them all was not the harbinger of watershed change that I was hoping for, though that’s probably my own fault for having my usual #IrrationalIdealist expectations. We got the distinct impression from Wrestlemania that this is still Vince McMahon’s company and, with minimal exceptions, what he says goes.

Doesn’t mean it wasn’t an enjoyable show to end an enjoyable weekend, though.

Come with me, NAIborhood, as the Pope of Positivity walks you through his personal list of favorite moments from Sunday’s Wrestlemania.

Contributor Shannon Scott (@RebelDentistNAI) offers her NXT Takeover Predictions!

Contributor Shannon Scott (@RebelDentistNAI) offers her NXT Takeover Predictions!

In a little over 24 hours, the stars of WWE NXT will converge upon the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in little ol’ Dallas, Texas. In the two short years the WWE developmental system has been airing “special events” (for goodness sake, they’re pay-per-views) on the WWE Network, this weekend’s Dallas production might just be the biggest show NXT has put on since their Brooklyn card. I promised DC I’d pump out a couple articles about WrestleMania weekend before the festivities really got started, so here goes on breaking down the NXT TakeOver Dallas card!

My Turn, Doc: Why I Am Excited for Wrestlemania!

My Turn, Doc: Why I Am Excited for Wrestlemania!

Yesterday, my esteemed partner in podcast crime Doc Manson posted an article about the reasons why he was excited for this Sunday’s Wrestlemania. Never one to shy away from borrowing a good idea, I’ve decided to go ahead and offer my own reasons. In order to keep the good Doctor from screaming about plagiarism on this week’s DDTpod, though, I’ve ranked the matches in order of my excitement AND I have included the three prospective pre-show contests.

Wrestlemania Watch List – The “Best” Matches from each of the show of shows.

Wrestlemania Watch List – The “Best” Matches from each of the show of shows.

For many in the NAIborhood, the last few weeks have been spent binge watching Wrestlemanias of old in preparation for next weekend’s festivities.

However, not everyone might have had the time (or interest, honestly) to do so. Still, some sort of homework must be done, so leave it to “The Teacher” to have you covered.

This is the first of what might be a couple of Wrestlemania Watch Lists, where I offer a series of matches for your entertainment and education.