I was watching a video on youtube of Off The Record with VKM from a few years ago. I was stunned that he said the wellness policy/WWE no longer tests for steroids. The reason he cited was the cost of the tests - which he then admitted he can afford, and that if "wrestlers" do take steroids it wouldn't be cheating - as it would in other "competitive" sports..... wth? Is that still official wellness policy? no more steroid tests?With WWE bringing back all the previous general managers, do you think we'll see the return of the anonymous Raw GM? And Ric Flair?
They still test for steroids, absolutely. My guess is you were watching an old interview where he was talking about the previous policy, not the current one.
With WWE bringing back all the previous general managers, do you think we'll see the return of Ric Flair?
I think at some point we will see Flair return to WWE but I am guessing it will be after the lawsuit that is currently ongoing between WWE and TNA is settled since Flair is a central figure in that. It's probably not the best idea to bring him back when the suit is still being contested.
I would like to have your opinion on the following: Is it just me or has Kane never been better? I'm not talking about the character Kane, but about the worker Glen Jacobs. I can't remember ever seeing so many great matches of him in such a short time. Sure, working with great workers like Bryan and Punk helps a lot, but it certainly can't all be their work. Just my two cents. What Do you think ?
I totally agree with. Kane has been on fire lately, working his ass off. He deserves a lot of praise for the work he has been doing and we just gave him some.
I know that PPV buyrates have been dropping pretty much since 2002, but there were years where there were upward trends. Since 2010, around the time when HBK retired, the buyrates have steadily dropped. Do you think that Shawn Michaels retiring has led to some fans giving up on regularly watching wrestling? I feel like HBK retiring was similar to the feeling when WWF bought WCW, when Austin turned heel, when Rock left, etc. in that a major chapter of wrestling was over.
I am sure for some people that could be a reason but I think the bigger issue is the direction that WWE creative has taken. They have not made the PPVs feel like "must see" shows in a long time and when the people don't feel that way, they don't buy them.
There were a few Raws leading to WrestleMania where Shawn and Rock were both on the show. Have you heard if they interacted backstage at all? With Shawn's changes in his life, Rock stepping away for a long time, Shawn and Bret burying the hatchet, etc. I figured I would hear some news about them patching things up backstage.
From what I heard they were cordial, but nothing really newsworthy.
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