The difference is HHH has the power to do whatever he wants, while when Punk tried to, WWE found out and told him he wasn't allowed.
WWE Diva star Nattie Neidhart was for awhile a very successful wrestler who dominated every opponent she faced. On a recent Smackdown it took Divas champion Layla two minutes or so to defeat her. Prior to that she has been reduced from a winner to a steppingstone. What happened? How did she end up in the McMahonhouse? She deserves better.
She's not in the doghouse for anything she did. They just have decided not to push her.
It seems that ever since The Rockers broke up, no tag team is safe from an eventual split. Heck, you name them (Harlem Heat, Steiner Brothers, Hart Foundation, Hardy Boyz) all split. It also seems that one guy (Booker T, Scott Steiner, Bret Hart, Jeff Hardy) gets pushed to the moon like Shawn Michaels, while their former partner (Stevie Ray, Rick Steiner, Jim Neidhart, Matt Hardy) gets thrown to the side like an old newspaper/Marty Jannety. Of course, it doesn't always work as splitting up The Hart Dynasty & Cryme Tyme killed not just one, but both guys' career in both of those tag teams. Having said that, I have two questions: 1. If The Road Warriors/Legion of Doom were still around today, do you think they would still be a tag team today or would they be split up? 2. Take any tag team from the past (in this case, I will use Harlem Heat as an example). Harlem Heat, was arguably WCW's greatest tag team, if not the greatest tag team ever, period. As a matter of fact, they were WCW's most decorated tag team (even before TNA's tag team, America's Most Wanted). However, Booker T would go on to become a singles star while Stevie Ray faded away. My question is, do you prefer when a wrestler goes solo & becomes a breakout star, or would you rather see the team stay together?
Honestly, I'd like to see teams stay together. There were so many awesome tandems and great matches in the past that it breaks me heart to know that ROH is really the only place where Tag Team wrestling is treated as a premium asset to a company.
I sent in a question about a month ago, asking you, if you were in charge of TNA, would you have allowed Ric Flair to attend WWE's Hall of Fame & you said, "no". Well, now it appears that TNA may be getting something in return after all. It appears that some mystery superstar will appear on a TNA DVD. Now, I'm almost certain it won't be John Cena, Randy Orton, or Triple H. My question is, if that it indeed the case, is your answer still "no" or would you change your mind?
Still No. Flair's appearance made TNA look second-tier to WWE in my opinion.
I read where there was a video and on it WWE diva Eve Torres "fired" The Bella Twins. I was wondering who gave her the authority to do that? Is this a new role for her? A hatchetwoman? Someone with the ability to fire someone. Or is this just a time act?
She was given the power when she became the Executive Administrator to John Laurinaitis in WWE's storylines.
Of all the Pay Per Views TNA has produced which of them has lasted the longest? Does TNA have the capability to put on longer, more extravagant shows similar to Wrestlemania? A mini Wrestlemania so to speak. Possible or just not in the cards?
Bound for Glory and Lockdown have had the longest staying power in my mind. TNA does not have the public awareness, popularity or marketing awareness to pull of something the magnitude of Wrestlemania.