WWE #REBOOTED Section01- A Super New Monday Night
Welcome back Wrestling Fans to Laced Up & Rebooted. After a short Summer break from Rebooting, I thought it was about time to take on the big guns of Wrestling, with the mighty Machine that is the WWE.
We Talk Wrestling
So after the previous #Rebooted Sections of TNA, I was determined to find an angle on how I could reshape the well established universe of the WWE (no easy task) and the way it was presented. At this point I just so happened to stumble across the superb Podcasts of WeTalkWrestling.com, presented by the talented and very entertaining Mo and Addie.
In a podcast, recorded back on May 28th, Mo & Addie discuss the idea of replacing RAW with a whole new Show, and go into detail on the workings and reasons for a new approach.
So before I go into it, here’s a link to that particular show; Check it out HERE .You can find the New RAW discussion at around 1hr 46mins into the podcast. And if you like that show you can find many more gems on their other WeTalkPodcasts. My Fave Podcasts out there!
A New WWE Monday Night Show
Here are the pointers discussed by Mo & Addie for a New MondayNight Show;
1. To kickstart the interest and Freshen up the Product
2. Draw Bigger Ratings than Raw is right now.
3. Give a fresh approach to the Booking, Filming, Graphics and overall Look and Feel.
4. More of a Sports-Type of Show
5. An NFL Football-style Desk and Commentary
6. NFL-style Analysis, Hype and Build to matches (Training/Promos/Interviews/Vids)
7. Ranking System for different Categories
8. Fewer Matches- But with advance Build, Hype and Structure
I think this covers the main points, but please give the Show a listen if you can. So to give credit to Mo & Addie (& thanks for their support in this), here is my interpretation of their ideas (with a touch of the #Rebooted in for good measure) for a New WWE Monday Night Show, with Comment inserts from Mo Kristiansen along the way. Enjoy!
So the first task for me in this whole exercise was to come up with the Name for the show. After looking over the RAW logos it quickly hit me- The obvious title was staring at me from the recent title editions with the inclusion of the words Super-show. SUPERSHOW! So with that it all fell into place with the full title of, WWE Monday Night SUPERSHOW. Simples!
I also felt, (and with the intentions of integrating the WWE logo into the Supershow logo) that I needed to start with the initial WWE logo, or just the W as it is presented.
Taking some pointers from the old 80’s WWF logo, I’ve given my new ‘W’ a semi-retro feel, a sporty colour scheme (to go with the Supershow theme) while hopefully adding a more modern graphical style.
So in this presentation, I’ve made one theme for the WWE pre-show intro (in blue) and one for the main Supershow (red, white & blue). The Intro examples below go on the idea of bringing the product back to life and kickstarting the whole look and feel .Here’s how it goes:
The two contrasting colour schemes will come into play throughout the show, with the blue tech-like graphics for caption Displays and commentary Stats and the red, white & blue giving a sporty theme for the Main Arena Show.
For the Cover Poster or DVD, I wanted to give it the whole feel of bringing everything in the mighty WWE Universe together, combined into 1 show and all under one roof. This gives it the big sell of all the elements working together, rather than just 1 show of many. So here is The BIGGEST SHOW, The MAIN SHOW, where everything else revolves around…The Universe Will Be Watching:
The 3 colour schemes of the Title, Red White & Blue, signify the 3 elements or ‘type’ of Stars coming together in one (Red for RAW Stars, White for Management & Blue for Smackdown Stars).
Mo – This is a brilliant start to what the WWE product needs, and has a kinetic energy that only FreaXTVChannelE can bring. One look at this will tell fans it’s new and exciting, but also a top notch high end presentation like they’ve never seen before.