by Daniel Johnson
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Here are the facts about SWE’s Youtube channel:
Number of videos: 19
Frequency new videos are added: The channel was only launched three months ago, but so far there is an average of more than one a week.
Frequency full shows are added: The channel has full episode of a series called SWE Backstage, which are like mini documentaries added once every few weeks. They are done primarily in German. There are no actual full wrestling shows to date, however.
Total views of the most popular video: 723
SWE is a brand new promotion that just launched in May 2014. The company only has two shows under it’s belt, which have been SWE Turbulence and SWE King of Switzerland. Yes, you best believe that Cesaro would clean up in this promotion. Back in May the company crowned it’s first champions, the SWE Championship holder, Calvin Carter and the SWE Tag Team Championship holders, Maik Tuga and Marty Scurll. As that last performer shows SWE’s roster is not just composed of Swiss talent. Rather the company is shelling out the extra cash to bring in some of the best of Europe. As for the technical aspects of the channel full matches have a multi camera setup with clear lighting and picture. There are no onscreen graphics outside of those related to SWE’s sponsors and there is no commentary provided for matches. The SWE Backstage series is a gem of the channel, but you have to speak German to get the full benefit of it. the channel is rounded out by promos and some miscellaneous short bits and video packages like this.
A recommended clip:
Drake Destroyer vs. The Hellvetic Warrior
The Hellvetic Warrior comes out to “I Need a Hero” by Bonnie Tyler, which makes him just swell in my book. As for Drake Destroyer, well I wish he was fatter so I could make a joke about him destroying Drake’s Cake, but he’s in pretty good shape as is this modest, but enthused crowd.
Given Warrior’s buffness it is only a matter of time before Destroyer retreats, which gets one heckler to give him an “*expletive*” chant. Wait a second…by just saying “*expletive*” you’ll never get what I mean. Damn self censorship! To make it clearer let’s just say the word the heckler uses describes both a household pet and a part of a woman’s anatomy. It is pretty funny because once that fan starts it persists throughout the rest of the clip.
Language aside, Destroyer gains the upper hand and hits a single axe handle off the apron onto Warrior who remains on the floor. Destroyer then tosses his foe down just as he is getting up. A while later Warrior gets the crowd behind him by doing that old elbows to get out of a chinlock spot. Perhaps if Destroyer had taken an advanced class at The Randy Orton School of Restholds, the face wouldn’t have escaped that.
Before all is said and done Warrior hits a moonsault, which is surprising given his style. Yet, the match cannot end without some shenanigans and rather than get the pin Warrior gets distracted by some music playing, leaving a window of opportunity open for Destroyer.
Categories: Smooth Runs