Fans have eagerly been awaiting the arrival of WCW Thunder on our favorite wrestling VOD subscription service, and months after it was meant to arrive, it seems we will be able to watch Thunder in the very near future. The show turns 20 next month, so WWE are releasing it to coincide with that, reportedly with old WWWF TV episodes to be following at a later date in the year.
The holdup in getting this show on the network was the lawsuits filed by former WCW superstars Raven and Buff Bagwell, but those have since been resolved, so the WWE are again adding to the thousands of hours of content they already provide fans. Granted, that intro was veiled slightly in sarcasm, because it wasn’t the best of shows that WCW ever did, but people love nostalgia, and this will provide them with a chance to relieve some of their childhood memories.
This definitely isn’t a piece of news that’s going to increase network subscribers, but they have many programs (NXT, NXT: Takeover, CWC, MYC and plenty of other throwbacks) that can do that, so adding in supplemental content like this is a great way to keep those current subscribers happy. As someone who didn’t watch much WCW, this doesn’t appeal too much to me, but I can imagine that there are many WCW fans who will turn on the odd episode when they have some spare time. As we said, there is plenty of other great stuff on the network, so giving depth to it is nothing but a positive thing.
So what do you guys think? Excited about WCW Thunder finally joining the WWE Network? Did you like WCW when it was around? Are you like me and didn’t watch WCW so you aren’t as interested in this as others? Let us know in the comments below.