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RIC VS. CHARLOTTE, ABDULLAH VS. ZEUS, KANE AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2016-12-03 10:00:00

I saw PWInsider.com was live at the Hammerstein Ballroom for ROH coverage tonight and it made me wonder, are you guys paid to be there by the promotion?  How does that work?

We are NOT paid by a promotion to cover them, ever.  That's not how it works.   Since we are local, we made arrangements to set up at the building.

I saw footage of Zeus wrestling Abdullah the Butcher.  Any idea where and how this happened?

It took place in Puerto Rico for the World Wrestling Council.  It wa just an oddity of a match that the promotion booked for one of its major Anniversario events.

What do you think the chances are that by the time her career is over Charlotte Flair does as much for Women's Wrestling as her father has done for Men's Wrestling?

That one is hard to gauge because the landscape of the buiness is vastly different now.  I think she's going to end up being one of the stars who kicked open the doors and changed the perception of how women should be showcased and utilized in the United States but trying to compare anything to what her father accomplished, not just a father vs. daughter but Ric Flair vs. anyone, is a huge gap to cross.

Today (12/2) Mike Johnson answered a question about Kane recently defeating Luke Harper.  Does a highly respected veteran like Kane ever use his well regarded reputation to perhaps put over younger talent? Kane is nearing the end of his career, whereas someone like Luke Harper is at a point where wins over guys such as Kane would mean much more to him now than defeating Harper means to Kane. Can and should I guy like Kane say Hey Vince, I see I'm going over Harper tonight.  You know what? ...I have another idea?

As in every other walk of business, you do what the boss asks you.  Veterans make suggestions all the time but only the promoters have the complete viion of what they are trying to do.

Why does Chicago's Allstate Arena get WWE Payback pretty much every year? Is it because the Payback PPV is exclusive to Chicago? Thanks!

To reward the fans in the hottest domestic market WWE has.

 

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