They don't run many shows in the United States and they have to stay consistent with what goes on in Japan. It pretty much ruins any chance of them being able to work long term story lines with the international guys. That's why they shifted so much of the focus to the Americans in the company because if a stable is a DGUSA only one they won't get split up in between shows.
If that November date is true they should be embarrassed. I have no desire to buy their iPPVs or watch their shows on demand. I want a hard copy of the DVD so I can watch it in much better quality and have the option to turn commentary on and off. I can't believe that I'm the only one that just wants to get their DVDs and not all the on demand stuff they have.
Idk, I like VoD stuff, let's say I'm bored, want something to watch on my PC or laptop, I just go click-click-click, and I'm consuming some SHINGO, YAMATO and Tozawa.
- Johnny Gargano's Dragon Gate USA contract is set to expire this month. Gargano's contract ran two years and will expire just before the company's next shows, which are July 27th and 28th in Michigan and Chicago, respectively. Sources say that Gargano has been offered a new contract but hasn't yet signed it. His next title defense is the July 27th show, against Akira Tozawa.
Credit: PW Torch
It'll be interesting to see if WWE and TNA noticed his massive improvements from the last 18 months. He'd be a great fit to the X Division.
I didn't read it anywhere. It was an assumption based on tracking their DVD release schedules. At this moment, we're in the November tripleshot which leaves the Golden Gate and Wrestlemania shows + the EVOLVE shows, and at the pace they typically release their shows my guess would be November at minium for them to catch up to their most recent show(s). Which brings me to the heavy empahsis on VOD and iPPV model, which I think they believe serves as more of a convenience; reflected primarily through their double/triple shot pricing deals and merch deals for shows that usually take place a good span after the iPPVs and VOD of individual shows have already been released. Since they can't get DVDs out til months later, they'd figure a consumer is more likely to buy it in a deal with other old shows rather than full price. It was never my intention to state it as fact; just made an assumption based off of their recent trends and ventures.
I can understand and relate to the issue for those who aren't fans of iPPV/VOD. While I'm" personally not big on DVDs anymore, it has been a long standing method of consumption for the indies (roughly over a decade now). I guess it never really bothered me since I saved up and bought an Internet/Smart TV so I could watch my iPPVs/VOD shows on my TV either way.
Gargano will end up in WWE one day. He'll probably have to work a few more years on the Indies though. He's still very young for someone with his amount of experience.
I don't buy VOD shows either. If I'm spending money on a show then I want a DVD of it. I do understand though how it's more efficient and cheaper for them to focus on the VOD side but the DVD side of their business is just embarrassing. It's not like that market is totally dead and they're losing that market with their incompetence. It's not that difficult to get a show out on DVD in less than 3 months. Especially when they don't run that many shows.
Despite being insanely far behind in my ROH and DGUSA collections I proved once again that I am addicted to buying DVDs as I could not pass up the current sales the two promotions have. I am now completely caught up with what they have released. This morning I purchased the following:
ROH Rise & Prove
ROH The Homecoming
ROH Battle of Richmond
ROH Border Wars
ROH Rising Above
ROH 10th Anniversary Show