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ONE THING THAT WWE SHOULD ADD TO THE NETWORK IMMEDIATELY, KEVIN DUNN'S POWER IN WWE, ARE THE SHIELD DONE AND MORE

By Dave Scherer on 2014-07-13 09:59:00

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I’ve seen several mentions on the site about the MSG house show on July 12 and it looks like a loaded up show. It strikes me that this would be an excellent show to put on the WWE Network as a “special”. I know WWE is into cutting costs right now so I’m curious as to how much it would cost to put something like the MSG house show on the WWE Network vs. a live Raw show on USA? Would the costs be the same? They wouldn’t have to pay for satellite time or whatever but would obviously have to pay a production crew. Is this something you could see them trying in the future?

I have said for a while now that a great product that they could add to the Network would be a weekly house show, whichever one was loaded up. So obviously, I love the idea. It would be relatively cheap to do live as they wouldn't need satellite time. That is a big cost. Also, they could also record it and air it on Sunday (which makes more sense since you don't want to hurt the live gate. I think it would be a great addition to the Network if they did this.

How much pull does Kevin Dunn, WWE Producer, have? I have articles stating that Dunn does not like a character, and that the character will then not get pushed. I know he has been with Vince for decades, but can he make those decisions? Or does he go to Vince and say, "it's not working, we need to pull him."?

Vince McMahon has the final say on all creative matters. Kevin Dunn is right under him in the hierarchy, on a level with HHH and Stephanie McMahon. If Dunn feels strongly about something and pleads his case to Vince, in almost all instances Vince will see it his way. Dunn has earned that power too.

I recall back in the late 90's maybe even the early 2000's where Vince McMahon, did several interviews for pieces on professional wrestling during the interviews I recall Vince being very standoffish with the interviewer slapping papers and getting in their face, my question is are those interviews a factor in why we rarely See him doing interviews today? And what was the company's perception of his actions at that time?

Ah yes, the infamous Bob Costas interview. I remember it well. Vince did get a little over the top there, everyone in the company knew it. People know what they will get if they interview Vince but honestly I think it's more that things aren't booming now the way that they were then.

Are Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose still considered the Shield? If they are no longer the Shield, doesn't that give credence to Seth Rollins saying he was the real leader?

They pretty much said that The Shield had broken up after Rollins turned so yep, it's dead. And yes, the idea was to do exactly that for Rollins.

The lyrics of Mark Henry's theme song are 'Beat him up x2, Break his neck x2' With WWE being PG and also having an ongoing anti-bullying campaign, why do one of their Superstars theme songs contain lyrics promoting such hardcore violence?

Well to be fair, the business is about beating people up and hardcore violence! I don't see an issue with them doing a song that covers what happens on TV. Plus, they had a commercial for Twisted Tea last week, so the line isn't exactly hard and fast.

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