For people trying to cut the (cable/satellite tv) cord, the one major thing holding me back is WWE being on basic cable. Do you think WWE will ever have an option for watching RAW or Smackdown live through the Internet or through an app on Roku where it would be a monthly subscription or pay per show concept?
The only way that they will do that is if Comcast/NBC Universal does it for them. They are paid many millions of dollars to provide the programming and Comcast uses it as part of their strategy to get advertising dollars and carriage fees. I don't think we will see them make WWE programming a la carte any time soon.
Do you think Santino Marella will be a future WWE HOFer, I think he will be not due to his wrestling prowess, but amazing popularity.
At this point in time he certainly won't get in on his in-ring work but given that Koko B. Ware is in, largely as a comedy guy, Santino had a good chance of getting in as well down the road.
Noticed in a recent Q&A, someone mentioning a new WWE show on ION. What exactly is the show and ION? I assume it's an american station, and I'm in Canada so I'm curious.
ION is an over the air broadcast network in the US. WWE will be providing an original one hour show for them in October.
Recently I've read on this site where someone asked a question as to why WWE keeps burying their talent. With tomorrow's conference call got me thinking, How can Vince explain to the shareholders about the state of the product? What can you do in order to draw money when you don't know how to utilize your talent? I mean you bury your talent, viewers tune out due to people getting tired of the same ol', same ol', thus your stock price continues to fall due to "creative". I really enjoyed and was looking forward to seeing the following guys: Alex Riley (when he left the Miz), Zack Ryder (courtesy of his online self-promotion), Kofi Kingston (during his fight with Randy Orton), Dolph Ziggler (finally!), need I continue to say more? I understand they need more time for talent to develop, but bring up the younger guys. We need some fresh faces. I totally agree with both Les Thatcher and Mike Johnson. I loved and enjoy the audio from both gentlemen.
I was hoping someone would ask that too. George Barrios even said that part of the problem with attendance is that the Smackdown brand is lagging behind, but none of the financial guys asked why. You are so right. They keep killing young talent and then wonder why it doesn't get over. It makes no sense to me either.
Does Teddy Long have any other roles than being an on-air talent? If he's no longer an on screen GM, what else can he do at this point of his career?
Now he is the advisor to Booker T! He is an on-air character, that is his role in WWE.
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