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WWE SPOILING THEIR PPVS WITH THE APP, STEPH AND BRIE'S GREAT ANGLE, ENDING THE AUTHORITY AND MORE

By Dave Scherer on 2014-07-30 09:59:00

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I live in the UK and work a full-time job, so my normal routine is to order WWE's PPV and record it to my DVR to watch the next day after I finish work, because of the time difference. During that work day, I avoid all social media and wrestling news sites, so there are no spoilers. Well moving on to my main point, I did the same thing with the recent Battleground PPV, recorded on Sunday ready to watch on Monday evening. Much to my dismay, I woke up early on Monday morning, looked at my phone, only to find two push notifications via the WWE app that told me the outcome of the IC and WWE title bouts, thus spoiling the PPV for me. How and why would a company that sells PPV replays (in the UK for the next 7 days after the live event has aired) do this? I know I could have disabled the push notifications, but WWE shouldn't expect people who don't want the PPV ruined for them to do that. After all, this is a company that shows a tutorial on how to install the app almost every week. I sincerely hope this will not be a regular feature.

I have heard the same complaints from people in the US that start the show late and get match results spoiled for them. I am with you, I think if they want to send out pushes they should say something like "The WWE Title match is in the books. Who won?" and then have you take action to find out.

I just got the chance to watch all the Brie/Stephanie segments of last Monday's RAW and the question revolving around it simply forces to be asked: Why can't they do work segments like these out more often? Admittedly, Stephanie McMahon might be above 90% of her own roster when it comes to convey a storyline in front of the camera (and boy, was it ever more obvious that she is her father's daughter), but it's not like the wrestlers couldn't work out a well presented storyline if only they'd be given the chance to do so.

It all comes down to the creative process and Vince McMahon. The talent can only do so much with what they are given to work with. Brie and Steph did do a great job though. That whole angle was great.

With the WWE product having improved lately I was wondering if Paul Heyman had any say in creative or if he is strictly talent?

Nope, he is still just a talent at this time.

Do you think WWE drops the ball on merch for its superstars? I noticed at a recent TNA event that they have a shirt for everyone on the roster, in every size. It's a brilliant plan, as it allows the fans to dictate who is "over" in their minds. Whereas I go to a recent WWE event where Reigns/Rollins/Ambrose are headlining & there's Cena, Hogan, Orton, & Bryan merch, and in select sizes. How can I let the WWE know if the new guys are "getting over" if they don’t have any selection for them?

I think you answered your own question there, for sure!

Although the storyline has not yet run its course, how do you see “The Authority” ending? Does Vince come back and reassert his position as Chairman and CEO? Does a face (or group of faces) take over after defeating The Authority (or their assigned wrestlers) at a PPV? Or can we expect to see Stephanie and HHH in these roles for a number of years?

Vince could be involved, that is always an option. They could always use "the board has ousted you" (again). They could have HHH and/or Steph put his/her position on the line in a match. Or, they could just let it go away without explanation. Given the recent viewership has been strong, it probably won't happen for a while.

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