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‘WWE Inbox’ and ‘WWE Download’ Among New WWE YouTube Shows
On a weekly basis, WWE fans can enjoy "WWE Raw," "Friday Night Smackdown" and web exclusives of "WWE Superstars" and "NXT." Before the WWE Network debuts later this year the company has expanded their online line-up with a revamped YouTube Channel. The channel focuses on current stars like Zack Ryder, Dolph Ziggler and John Cena while still recognizing classic WWE moments.
The launch week has given a great preview of what's to come as WWE provides more and more entertainment for their fans.
Featuring questions from the WWE Universe, "WWE Inbox" is like a live version of WWE Magazine. It has a quick pace and wide arrangement of WWE Superstars answering questions. The first episode featured questions about eating on the road, favorite movies and touring with the WWE.
The video seemed kind of short, but for the debut it got the point across. Hopefully they expand next week with more answers from stars. The questions were interesting and it gives a great glimpse into the world of the WWE. The highlight was Daniel Bryan's comedic answers and his continued pushing of the vegan lifestyle.
Dolph Ziggler finally gets some WWE airtime without Vickie Guerrero screaming by his side in this Superstar version of "Tosh.0." Ziggler dissects and comments on a variety of YouTube videos. His sarcastic sense of humor is perfect for this format. The videos showcased are funny in their own right, but Ziggler adds more humor and commentary to each one.
One of the best parts is where Ziggler comments on a video of a female fan calling him boring. The clips are fast-paced, feature a lot of funny graphics and will only get better as each episode goes on.
Santino Morello takes his comedy from the WWE ring to backstage in his new web show "Foreign Exchange." The show basically follows Santino around as he interviews fans and WWE Superstars.
After so many years, the Santino character is still hilarious and even more so during his web shows. Small things like facial expressions, reactions and awkward silences work for laughs here as he interacts backstage. He is a natural on the camera and the show should be a comedic success.
Outside the Ring
Focusing on hobbies from WWE Superstars, "Outside the Ring" is like a short version of WWE's former show "Confidential." The first episode follows the Uso Brothers tag team as they prepare a Samoan meal. Out of all the shows, this one was the least interesting, but with different themes every week, it has a chance to be one of the best.
As the month goes on, the WWE will debut more shows on YouTube. This includes a new version of Zack Ryder's web show, Superstar Toyz and WWE Presents. WWE Presents will likely be one of the best as it chronicles some of the classic WWE moments. It will be interesting to see what they can dig up and provide fans.
Check out the official WWE YouTube Channel to watch all of the new shows.
Alan Donahue is a lifelong WWE fan. He has written hundreds of wrestling articles. His favorite current wrestlers include Chris Jericho, CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler.
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