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Edge's WWE 24 is probably the best Network content ever. It's surely impossible to sit through it and not see the wonderful side of this silly business.   

RVD is a hell of a lot more iconic to the people who watched wrestling when it mattered than the vast majority of stars they've attempted to create in years since. 

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RVD is a hell of a lot more iconic to the people who watched wrestling when it mattered than the vast majority of stars they've attempted to create in years since. 

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On 12/22/2020 at 7:29 PM, Mikeymike83 said:

I love the early Superstars episodes too. My only issue I have with the uploads is that they seem to be focusing on a time frame ('93 onwards) where we already have Raw to fill in the gaps between the PPV's. Would like some of the TV content to be from the early 90's.

Other than that, all classic content is good content in my book

Late to the party on this, but isn't lack of pre 1992 Superstars eps on the network because the trademark for "Superstars of Wrestling" lapsed and some indie bought it meaning WWE can't use it? I'm sure I recall reading that somewhere. 

Edit - from the wiki (so with a pinch of salt):

WWE abandoned the Superstars of Wrestling trademark when they changed the show's name to WWF Superstars in the early 1990s. Albert Patterson, a Wisconsin independent wrestling promoter, successfully trademarked the phrase in 1993. Although there has been litigation between the WWE and Patterson, WWE has not been able to settle with Patterson for the usage of "Superstars of Wrestling". Due to this issue, WWE blurs the Superstars of Wrestling banners when archival content is shown on the WWE Network.

So maybe blurring all those shows is too much of a pain in the arse?

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12 hours ago, bAzTNM#1 said:

Lex Luger get tarred with a lot of shit. I imagine this "Icon" show dedicated to him will be an absolute 100% hit-job

Yep. Don't think he was ever really forgiven for showing up on the first Nitro a day (I think) after his last WWF appearance. Don’t think anyone from the WWF knew Luger was rejoining WCW until they saw him on Nitro.

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Luger’s not the same guy he was when he was wrestling. There’s no way they are going to totally shit on someone as likeable as he is these days. It just wouldn’t work.

More importantly though, they are a bit hard up for proper legends at the moment. Burying Luger, or anyone really, just makes it harder to market him for a Hall of Fame induction or more specials in the future.

He’ll be fine.

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2 hours ago, unfitfinlay said:

More importantly though, they are a bit hard up for proper legends at the moment. Burying Luger, or anyone really, just makes it harder to market him for a Hall of Fame induction or more specials in the future.

I hope you're right there because I think luger gets a raw deal from lots of fans, but even more so from WWF given that confidential piece and then essentially being airbrushed from history because his peak was 88 / 89 where they can't bang on about "the war" and 97 so they just bang on about how Ted Turner was "cheating". 

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On 12/24/2020 at 9:22 PM, gmoney said:

It was just "Superstars" at least as far back at 1991, so I don't think that's the reason for them starting partway through 92. 

Again it's from Wikipedia, so I appreciate pinch of salt and all that, but the below suggests it was April 1992 which tallies with what's on the network roughly I think.

Beginning with the April 18, 1992 episode, the program was renamed to WWF Superstars, due to a successful lawsuit by another promoter, Albert Patterson, who had claimed prior rights to the phrase "Superstars of Wrestling".[2] Since then, archival footage of the program has usually been shown with the words "of Wrestling" blurred out where applicable.

Can't find anything anywhere to suggest it was just "Superstars" in 1991 beyond these uploads to YouTube, but the 1991 ones have an amended logo and when Vince introduces the show each ep has a lengthy unnatural pause after he says "Superstars" suggesting an edit. In the body of the show he describes it as "Superstars of Wrestling". 

 

 

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Yeah, now looking at the versions I have, they are edited at the point where Vince says "Superstars of Wrestling" down to just "Superstars". 

Interestingly though, the banners in the arena just say "Superstars", and they definitely used to have the full title. I wonder why that change was made? That screen shot is taken from an early 91 ep. 

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It does raise the question though, if these have already been edited, and without massive blurring, why don't they just upload them? 

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1 hour ago, gmoney said:

Yeah, now looking at the versions I have, they are edited at the point where Vince says "Superstars of Wrestling" down to just "Superstars". 

Interestingly though, the banners in the arena just say "Superstars", and they definitely used to have the full title. I wonder why that change was made? That screen shot is taken from an early 91 ep. 

Superstars.png

It does raise the question though, if these have already been edited, and without massive blurring, why don't they just upload them? 

Hmm, that's weird about the banners, and you're right it does raise the question why they can't upload them. Maybe these were edited for the old 24/7 channel? Maybe it's just not a priority, shame really I'd love to watch some in higher quality but will make do with YouTube for now.

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