Two(?) years ago, Randy Orton admittedly faked having intermittent explosive disorder so he could attack CEO Vince McMahon; no punishment or suspension was ever given for this attack. Then last night, Brock Lesnar attacks Chief Operating Officer HHH and “breaks his arm.” Has a precedent been set? Is it now okay to attack management anytime a talent receives unfavorable news or a match where they disagree with the chosen opponent?
I think that precedent was set during the Steve Austin-Vince McMahon feud. Austin did heinous things to Vince.
Why is it that the "Japanese" wrestlers that seem to get the biggest push, are in fact not Japanese? - think Yokozuna and currently Albert. Isn't there strong, actual Japanese talent they could bring in? It seems when they do - they mid-card them, at best... before a slow and painful demise.
In a word, interviews. WWE wants guys that can speak English.
I am hoping that you can explain this to me, cos other than saying "Oh, it's just the WWE"…..I have no idea. Why is it that when they bring in a new "monster", like Brock Lesnar, Broadus Clay, Skip Sheffield, etc, they always have them fight a nobody that you have ever seen or will see again, or someone low on the midcard, like Kofi Kingston or others? Maybe it's just me, but when a big man beats a nobody or a lower talent with ease, he then has failed to impress me, and it kind of wastes his debut and makes me doubt how good he might be. Why not bring them in and give them someone who will put up a real fight, so that they can show just how "monstrous" they really are?
The idea is the same as it is in boxing. They put them in with "easy" foes to let them show what they can do and build up interest for when they take on someone that is "on their level". I don't have a problem with it.
I have to ask, considering that Brock Lesnar has been allowed to compete in WWE, even though still under contract with UFC, and the fact that Vince did not allow CM Punk to appear at a UFC, combined with the fact that Tito Ortiz has said that he is interested in the WWE, and Rashad Evans was reported to be in attendance at Wrestlemania, do you ever see Vince doing some kind of deal with the UFC. I feel that he could draw a lot of MMA fans to the company by allowing the occasional crossover, and the UFC would benefit from drawing in Wrestling fans. Maybe the stars would appreciate being able to dabble in the other sport without having to completely dedicate themselves or lock into a contract (guys like Del Rio who has an MMA Background maybe?). In your opinion would this be a good business decisions by these two superpowers, and do you ever think Vince would actually allow it?
I don't see it happening because I have always maintained that UFC fans won't pay to watch their guys "fake fight". I also don't think Dana White wants to associate his product with a worked company like WWE. I share that opinion. I think that while their are some fans that like both genres, they are two different to be marketed as being the same. It's not like UFC will put a worked match on their show or WWE will put a shoot on theirs (if White even agreed to do it).
Do you think it's too soon to have Lord Tensai facing John Cena? Even if he wins with extensive outside interference? I know they need to build new talent, but this seems like a huge leap for a new talent, even one who's being booked as a monster.
Given how he won the match on Raw, no I don't have a problem with it. At least with Tensai he hasn't been yoyo'd like so many of the guys on the roster now so at least he is believable in a match with Cena.
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