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JARRETT-TNA, THE DIRT BIKE KID, CENA ON SMACKDOWN AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2017-02-18 10:00:00

OK, what was the point of any of the Q&A style things that Jeff Jarrett did yesterday in the UK?  He was on Facebook and in the UK Sun and really didn't answer a damn thing.

Jarrett was trying to get attention for the TNA brand.  I agree that he didn't have any major unveilings but you can't blame him for trying to talk up the brand.  That's his job as a promoter.  Hopefully, they do announce something worthwhile soon because the last thing TNA needs is more of running in circles.

I couldn't help but notice that the Elimination Chamber PPV is going head to head with the most watched show in television, the Walking Dead. I can't help but think that was horrible planning on WWE's part, as the target audiences and fan bases are identical.  But a thought occurred to me, could WWE be attempting to lure the "smart marks" from the Walking Dead? From what I've read, including this site, Cena vs Orton is not the direction that WWE is going for with Wrestlmania. So, if those who follow on the Internet know this, perhaps they will watch to see the title change. Fair assessment, or too much credit for WWE?

You are reading way too much into this.  WWE is always going to be programmed against something.  They line their dates up well over a year in advance, so there's no way they could have know when Walking Dead would be on hiatus at that point.

What do you guys think of Mark Hunt's lawsuit against Lesnar and UFC?  Personally, I have to say that it is lined out very well and shows a clear and distinct series of legal wrongs committed by UFC and Lesnar. If UFC had not waived Lesnar's 4 month pre-screening then they might have been able to claim plausible deniability, but I think they definitely screwed themselves there.  As far as using the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), most people associate this law with organized crime but it is most often used in civil court and the burden of proof is a lot lower in civil court.  If Hunt had been seriously or permanently injured during the fight, Lesnar could have been charged criminally like Luis Resto was from an infamous boxing match with Billy Collins Jr.

I think Hunt is using an interesting argument, but I can't say whether it will work or not because we only know his claims and not what evidence he is planning to use to support them - nor do we know what UFC, etc. will bring to the table.  I am taking a wait and see attitude because who knows if this ever even really goes to trial.

I have really enjoyed Smackdown for the past few months and, according to the television ratings, I'm not the only one.   Aside from the Undertaker showing up at Smackdown 900, everyone pops for him, the show has been a savior for some of the wrestlers whose talents were being wasted.         Shouldn't Cena be on Raw considering how it's booked?

When  WWE made the brands split, one of the major reasonings behind it was to bring up Smackdown's ratings.  Having Cena there can only help in that regard.  I think he's on the right brand and he's given us some pretty damn good matches to boot.

I was watching ECW Cyberslam 96 on the WWE Network and I have to ask - who the hell was the Dirt Bike Kid?  He looked like he didn't belong in a ring, much less ECW!

He was a British talent who at the time, was running his own shows and wrestling on them.  He brought over a few talents (I recall at least Sabu and Mikey Whipwreck) and was given a few shots in ECW.  He didn't last long.

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