I’ve had WWE Network for about a week now, and though I can only watch it outside my home (I don’t have nearly good enough of an internet connection to allow streaming), I’m loving it so far.
The problem I’ve been having is that there’s just so much content that it’s hard to know what to watch!
The first show I watched most of was Bash at the Beach '97. I knew there was a Chris Benoit/Kevin Sullivan career-threatening match in there, and I’d never seen it. I was also curious as to how the “Benoit warning label” would play out. (There is no Benoit warning label, by the way. You just don’t get the “separators” for his matches). ETA: I also checked out Benoit’s ladder match for the U.S. Title with Jeff Jarrett at Starrcade '99, and his WWF Title match against The Rock at Fully Loaded 2000.
So therefore, the first match I watched on the Network was, hee, Glacier and The Cat vs. Mortis and Wrath. Surprisingly decent wrestling from those four, actually, and the ending was creative. There was an outstanding Cruiserweight Title match between Chris Jericho and Ultimo Dragon, and a brilliant trios match involving Juventud Guerrera, Hector Garza, and Lizmark Jr. vs. Psychosis, La Parka, and Villano IV. (Watch the referee doing the “duck and cover” in the corner when the tecnicos do their synchronized suicide dive. It’s hilarious!)
I watched around the edges of Over the Edge '99, just to see how WWE handled Owen’s death. There was a nice memorial graphic at the beginning. Anything and everything associated with Owen, though, was removed. No promo for his match with The Godfather, no announcement of the accident, no Jarrett and Debra promo with Jarrett saying, “Owen Hart, I’m praying for you, buddy.”
That’s about as much of that event as I’m willing to watch.
I watched the DDP/Savage match at Spring Stampede '97, the Montreal Screwjob (I’m amazed HBK made it out of there alive), Austin winning the belt at WM14 and retaining it against Dude Love at Unforgiven, the first part of Survivor Series '98, CM Punk’s WWE pay-per-view debut at Survivor Series '06 as part of DX, and I just watched the fantastic match at Royal Rumble '14 between Daniel Bryan and Bray Wyatt.
Good GRIEF, there is just so much to watch. Anyone coming across some hidden gems, or watching clearly historical moments?