Total Bellas viewership, WWE Network among top streaming services, Joey Styles on viewing WCW as the enemy

Total Bellas viewership

Last night’s 10/26 episode of Total Bellas drew 630,000 viewers scoring a 0.31 rating among adults 18-49 according to Showbuzzdaily.com. This is up from last week’s show that drew 625,000 viewers, although the show drew a 0.32 rating in the 18-49 demo.

WWE Network among top streaming services

StreamingObserver.com is featuring an article about the top streaming services in the United States with the WWE Network coming in at No. 5 on the list.

The top 10 list is as follows:

1. Netflix
2. Amazon Video (Amazon Prime)
3. Hulu
4. MLB.TV
5. WWE Network
6. Sling TV
7. HBO Now
8. Crunchyroll
9. Showtime
10. CBS All Access

Joey Styles on viewing WCW as the enemy

Nick Hausman passed along a recap of Joey Styles appearing on Eric Bischoff’s “Bischoff on Wrestling” podcast where they discuss many in ECW viewing WCW as the enemy.

Eric Bischoff: Did you have a perception of WCW as “the enemy” back when you were involved in ECW? Was that perception part of the effort or the architecture of Paul Heyman? Did he use WCW in your opinion? We’re good friends now and enough time has gone by. Heyman and I are cool with it. From your perception at that moment were we like “the Devil”?

Joey Styles: Both companies were considered “the Devil.” Especially because nobody knew at the end that WWE was actually an investor in ECW. People talked about raiding the ECW locker room. I’m sorry but if you’re getting paid $500 a night to work for ECW four or six times a month and Eric Bischoff and WCW offers you $500,000, yeah, you’re going to take that offer. I was in a position where I could turn away offers because of my job at News Corp got to be a pretty big deal. I wound up being the VP of sales. I was pretty young. I was 29. It wasn’t my living to be in wrestling. For those people that were I never saw them as sell outs for moving on. Maybe because I was a businessman but absolutely looking at you, WCW and the big companies that were looked at as the enemy was Paul motivating the locker room. The funny part is if you look at ECW everybody that deserved a chance to have a career on the big stage did. In the end you can consider these companies “the enemy” but a lot of people made a lot of money working for those two companies. Including myself.

Eric Bischoff: By the way, I don’t recall ever paying anyone who left ECW to come to WCW five hundred grand. Just for the record.