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Before I talk about this incredible new show on the WWE Network and what Tales From The Network is exactly, I want to openly admit something to everyone. During the days of the Monday Night Wars and even before hand, I was never a fan of WCW or it’s predecessor NWA. I watched once in a while only if someone else was watching it and that included the PPV’s. I was an absolute fan of the WWF/WWE back in those days and I stayed true to the company throughout the Monday Night Wars showing my support for what I always felt was the superior brand. With that being said, Tales From The Network is just me covering things that I find interesting to watch on the WWE Network whether it be original programming or even archived shows from the past. So, for the first one, we are looking at the new series from the WWE called The Monday Night Wars which takes a deep look into the battle that happened in the mid nineties between Vince McMahon’s WWF/E and Ted Turner’s WCW. The first episode of the series is called The War Begins. It takes a deep look into how the WWF had gained so much popularity in the beginning while WCW was slowly fading into nothing. The start of Wrestlemania really pushed the WWF to new heights that had never been seen in the business before. To further push himself way beyond Ted Turner’s WCW, Vince started Monday Night Raw and the fact that it was live really pushed the WWF way ahead of the other choice.
Ted needed to compete with the WWE so he went out and hired Eric Bischoff who was quick to sing the face of Sports Entertainment in Hulk Hogan which started to legitimize WCW. Then it goes through all the dirty tactics that followed once Eric was given the green light from Ted to start Monday Night Nitro. The episode features great commentary from guys like CM Punk, Ryback, Kevin Nash, X-Pac, Tony Schiavone, Lex Luger, Hulk Hogan, Arn Anderson, Dusty Rhodes, Cody Rhodes, The Miz, John Cena, Jim Ross, Pat Patterson, Lenny Poffo, Daniel Bryan, and so many more. If you have the Network, then definitely check out the episode and if you don’t have the network , it’s only $9.99 a month.