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SPLITTING UP RENEE AND AMBROSE, LOOKING AT THE JBL SITUATION, WWE EXPLAINING THINGS AND MORE

By Dave Scherer on 2017-04-18 10:00:00

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Regarding the JBL situation, he is not expected to face any punishment from the WWE due to the fact that he has huge support from Vince McMahon and Kevin Dunn but if it were someone like Corey Graves, then he would likely face punishment from the WWE. Why is it that guys like JBL, Michael Cole, John Cena, Randy Orton and Roman Reigns could get away with anything while guys like Cesaro, Dolph Ziggler, Kevin Owens or Zack Ryder would likely face punishment simply because they don't have support from McMahon and Dunn?

I don’t know how you can definitively say that about Graves.  I don’t agree that it’s as cut and dried you present it.  I also think you are making broad generalizations about Vince McMahon and Kevin Dunn.  But here is the bottom line: Vince knows what has gone down.  If he chooses to take no action it’s because he doesn’t see the situation as being actionable.  As the boss, that is his call.  There is a lot of hearsay as to what went down but very little in the way of actual facts.  Until I know more about what happened, I won’t jump to conclusions.  You would be wise to do the same thing.  For example, if it turns out that Vince wants JBL to test people to “see what they are made of” or something along those lines, you can’t really blame JBL for doing what he is told.

With Dean Ambrose and Renee Young getting married why would WWE put Ambrose on Raw and leave Renee on Smackdown?  They moved Lana and Rusev together to Smackdown, and Miz and Maryse went to Raw together. Is there a reason they separate certain couples or is it just that Vince doesn't care?

That is a really good question, one that I have asked myself.  A while back there was heat on Ambrose and Young as WWE didn’t want talent dating, especially announcers and wrestlers.  Obviously, they did it anyway.  Unless they asked to be on different shows, which seems really unlikely given that they just got married, it certainly seems like a callous thing for WWE to do to them as most of the time the people on different brands don’t cross paths on the road.

I enjoy 205 Live, but worry that the storylines that don't involve the title, such as the current Tozawa/Kendrick feud, will never get to have a big finish at a PPV. Do you think that WWE should have an occasional 2 hour special along the lines of NXT Takeover, maybe at Full Sail?

I would like to see the brand get quarterly specials on the WWE Network, like NXT does.  That would be a great idea in my opinion since if matches aren’t building to something, there is less value to what they are doing.  

I am a little torn about the Shakeup.  On one side I'm happy to see new feuds.  I'm also happy to see Smackdown become the wrestling show even more so than before with a new Big 6 (AJ, Sami, Kevin, Baron, Shinsuke, and to a lesser degree Dolph).  I also think that Primo/Epico as well as Lana could be re-packaged into something interesting.  However, my question is, with one week’s notice, why did this happen?  I know this is Vince's show, but give us a storyline reason.  It has been said for years that the Evil GM Role (Steph) is done and over with.  I suggest they start a new trend and treat the shows like a real sport.  Progression: Wrestlemania is the End of the Year,  your night after shows to tie up loose ends/introduce your new people, the next week the shakeup that is all fine, but DEFINE these as dates to watch for.  Then maybe you have a trade deadline right before Summerslam.  Allow someones worth be raised by having their GM push re-signing their "expiring contract".  When they don't re-sign it leaves the door open that they may jump to... say NXT even.  I'd also like to see a Top-5 Ranking (Magazine Style) for each title, so each little match means something.  

I don’t disagree with a thing you said.  I am all for explaining things and using logic.  Conversely, if you were to be able to ask Vince McMahon, my strong hunch is that he would say something along the lines of, “I did explain it, on Raw when I said we were shaking things up.  Pay attention Pal!”  That is just the way it is there.

With the advancement of the WWE Network to you ever foresee a future where NJPW, TNA, ROH, PWG etc. are owned and operated separately but also are available as content on the WWE Network? And do you think that would be good or bad for the business of Pro Wrestling.  

WWE is open to talking to brands about it.  Just like any other deal, it would depend on what is in it for the sides.  How much would WWE want to pay?  Would it be enough?  Things like that.  Only they could answer that but we have already seen them do things along those lines.  I don’t see it happening with New Japan since they have their own Network but you never know with ROH or TNA.  If they deals were good, I don’t see how it could be a bad thing.

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