Here at StoryWonk, we’re restless in our pursuit of narrative. This coming Sunday, we’re venturing into a whole new arena with live-tweet coverage of WWE SummerSlam!
We’re not regular viewers of professional wrestling — the fascinating combination of soap opera and sports entertainment — but we’re going to jump into the deep end with the WWE’s latest pay-per-view event, SummerSlam. This isn’t just another wrestling event, though that would be interesting enough, because it also features Stephen Amell (TV’s Arrow) in a strangely metatextual role, and The Daily Show‘s very own Jon Stewart as host. So we’re going in cold, with no knowledge of the storylines, no familiarity with the characters, and no idea what to expect. What stories will we find inside? We have no idea!
The facts are these: on Sunday August 23rd at 6PM Eastern, we’re going to being tweeting the pre-show using the hashtag #swwwe. We’re going to stick with the live broadcast through the entire evening, then talk about our thoughts on Monday’s edition of The Light Bulb podcast. If you’d like to join us, you can do so for free using the trial period attached to the WWE Network app, the WWE’s streaming service. This isn’t a paid advertisement, and we won’t make a cent from the WWE, but if you’d like to join in, then you can do so by following this link.
It’s sure to be an interesting evening, and we hope you’re looking forward to it as much as we are!