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AJ STYLES’ HOUSE SHOW WIN, SHOULD IT BE A NETWORK EXCLUSIVE, WHAT VINCE SHOULD DO TONIGHT AND MORE

By Dave Scherer on 2017-07-09 10:00:00

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AJ Styles won the US Title at the house show in NY.  Do you think WWE should do more of that kind of thing?

I do, yes.  Obviously, it will be a rarity, but it makes the house shows more fun if there is a chance something like that can happen.

Do you think WWE should have done a "live Network cut in" when AJ Styles won the US Title at MSG?

I do, yes.  That would be really cool actually.  I like that idea a lot.  Sure, there may not be a lot of people watching at the time, but they could archive the finish and the aftermath for people to go back and watch.  I love that idea.

With rumors circulating that Roman Reigns will face Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal title at SummerSlam despite distain from the hardcore fans. With that being said, is it that Vince McMahon wants the WWE to appeal to the casual fan (mainly women and children) and not the hardcore fan (mainly men 18-34) and that Reigns appeals to the casual fan?

Vince has made it clear that he wants to be TV PG and that the vocal hardcore fan is someone he won’t concern himself with.  He has a chance to night to go in a new direction for SummerSlam and I hope he does it.  As I always say, you can market to kids AND adults.  The two are not mutually exclusive.  And I think part of it is that with him in his 70s now, he doesn’t realize that kids today are much more advanced than those of 30 years ago.

So I would assume that a few heads are going to be on the chopping block with the revelation of the WWE storing client information on a random webpage that wasn't encrypted.  Even if credit card numbers were not available, how stupid can you be to do such a thing?  

If it ends up it was a security partner, they are probably getting axed.  Thus far, that’s what WWE has said has happened.  If that is the case, there’s no way I would ever work with that company again.  If it were a WWE employee, that person should be fired.  No ifs, ands or buts.

Do you think that WWE stock will take a hit for this?

Thus far, nope.  They are actually up about 50 cents since the story broke.

Will the government slap them with a penalty?

I don’t think so.

Do you think that it may deter people from signing up?

There are a few ways to look at it.  You could say they are careless, or you could say now that they screwed up, it will never happen again.  With good companies, I tend to go with the latter.

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