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By Dave Scherer on 2023-08-23 09:59:00

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I have never been a Jim Cornette fan but I have always respected his contributions to the business. I read about his recent rant on the Chainsaw Death Match online and It was a wasted 3 minutes of my time. He really can't be that foolish to forget that as long as the sponsor and most importantly the network are happy with it, thats really all that matters in the end, am I right?

First, I didn’t listen to what Jim said about it because watching that horrible train wreck of a match was more than enough for me.  Without listening, I can’t comment on what he said but I will say that from my perspective the match was a complete and utter embarrassment to the wrestling fan in me.  I get your point about about the Network if they are happy, that is important.  Sponsorship is important.  That doesn’t mean that it had to be done in such a fake, embarrassing way.  You also have to consider the fact that fans turned the show off while the match was going on and never came back for the main event.  You never know when a viewer says, “That’s it, I’m done” and there is no way to measure it.  

With All In around the corner, I get its going to be the biggest wrestling event ever in the West, but has the wrestling world forgotten about Collision in Korea, with even its disputed figures being WAY higher than WWEs biggest shows?

I think that one gets the asterisk due to the nature of the government there and the nature of the lack of freedom in the country.  Many, many of the people there didn’t go by their own volition.  But, your point about the sheet number of people at the show is well taken.

WWE likes to film celebrities narrating openings of their major PLE’s, especially if the celebrity has some sort of connection to the city they’re running… (Kid Rock in Detroit for Summerslam).  So would it be a crime if WWE doesn’t get Sylvester Stallone to do an opening for Wrestlemania 40 in Philly?

I don’t know if it would be a crime, but Sly would be cool.  But if it’s me, given the tie-in with The Philadelphia Eagles, both in the stadium and the marketing, I would try and get Jason Kelce.  In addition to being great on the mic, he has a top ranked podcast with his brother Travis.  I think he would be a much better get for WWE in the year 2023.

BRO.  The LAST time WWF did a WRESTLEMANIA in PHILADELPHIA… WRES-TAL-LING had never been more POPULAR!  I gotta be HONEST with ya, that was ALL because of me and MY VISION, BRO!  So I gotta say, that Vince Russo is MORE than DESERVING to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame next year.  Am I right, bro?

If we are talking about getting in on merit?  No way Russo belongs in The Hall Of Fame in my opinion.  He had a few good years in WWE.  That doesn’t equal to the Hall to me.

On RAW this week, Adam Pearce was about to strip Chelsea Green of the Women's tag belts because of Sonya Deville's injury before Piper Niven stepped in. Kevin Owens has been out with an injury for a few weeks already yet there has been no discussion of stripping Sami Zayn of the men's tag belts. Is this blatant sexism at work or just WWE creative being willfully ignorant of their own inconsistency with logic and storytelling?

I don’t see it that way at all.  In Sonya’s case, she is out for an extended period of time so she won’t be around for months.  KO is out due to an attack on TV.  We don’t “know” that he will be out the way that we know Sonya will.

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