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HOW TO KEEP THE CROWD FROM HIJACKING WRESTLEMANIA, SHOULD WWE INCREASE THEIR DIVIDEND, WHAT WWE STARS SHOULD BE PUT OUT IN THE COLD AND MORE

By Dave Scherer on 2014-03-09 08:59:00

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Proud to say I'll be attending my first Wrestlemania this year and I'm pumped about everything except the main event. My question is do you think the show is, at this point, doomed to end on a sour note no matter what and have a live post show feel like Summerslam/Royal Rumble? If Orton retains, I think everyone will be like "ehh whatever, Orton is still the champ" and if they put the strap on Batista the crowd will hate it and boo the show off the air. Is it just me or do a lot of other people have the same fear? Maybe it's all just about how they book it going forward.

I think if WWE doesn't put Daniel Bryan in the Title match, yes the crowd will loudly voice their displeasure over it. I think Bryan needs to be in the match and needs to win the Title to end the show. Even if they keep him out of the match and put Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar on last, I still think the fans will not be happy. Look at it like this. They had a normal Pittsburgh crowd riot at the Rumble. Mania brings in the "smarter" crowd from around the world. They hijacked the Raw after Mania last year. They will definitely hijack Mania this year if WWE doesn't give them Bryan in the main event.

If you were to build a WWE Mt Rushmore, who would be on it?

I would pick the acts that I hate the most because if they were stuck up on a mountain, they wouldn't be on my TV. I would make sure they had food and water though. I am not a monster.

With the WWE stock rising as is trading as of this email at over $30 per share do you think WWE should increase its dividend. I think a 50% increase in its dividend payout is a reasonable thought.

NO! Sorry to be emphatic, but that is not how it works. The price of the stock doesn't correlate to a dividend unless it's from an IPO and that money has built up a war chest of cash for the company (like it did for WWE back in 1999). A dividend is paid off of profits and/or out of a build up of funds. The stock price is good for owners when it goes up, but it doesn't affect the company's financials. In WWE's case they have been using their excess funds to pay the dividend so increasing it would make no sense. Now, if the new TV deal and the Network increase their profits, then an increase may be in order at that time.

We see Bret Hart appear on TV every once in a while. Given the fact that he and Natalya are around, why haven't we seen a reunion of the original Hart Foundation with Jim Neidhart?

Jim has had his problems over the last few years. I don't blame them for not wanting him on TV.

Any word on when the WWE Network will be available in Canada?

This question just came in yesterday. Folks, with all due respect please read the site or use the search function before sending questions. We get so many that can easily be answered with a quick search of the site. I just wanted to throw that out there.

We have reported many times that WWE has stated the Network will be in Canada at the end of this year or the beginning of next.

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