Friday, December 19, 2014

BoD Daily Update

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Brock Lesnar Update

Lesnar is now advertised as appearing on the 1/19 episode of RAW on both the American Airlines Arena website and on WWE.com.


http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/535777-update-latest-news-on-brock-lesnars-status-for-royal-rumble-go-home-show



Original Plan for Alberto Del Rio in Ring of Honor

Del Rio was originally going to feud with Adam Cole for the RoH World Championship but Cole's injury put a stop to that plan.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter



AJ Styles Update

Styles has told Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio that TNA has contacted him on more than one occasion to return to the company but he considers New Japan his home now and is happy with his decision.

Credit Wrestling Observer Radio




Roman Reigns

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Is it possible we're all misunderstanding what WWE is doing with Roman Reigns?
Remember how they got Randy Orton over as a heel? he was pushed as a babyface,
then got injured. All the while he was injured they built him up in such a way
that when he returned he was super over...as a heel. Having Reigns be awarded
the 'Superstar of the Year' by a supposed fan vote, the constant updates on
him, all the crap about how everyone considers him The Next Best
Thing....could Roman Reigns be the next Corporate WWE World Heavyweight
Champion? Because if this is actually supposed to get him over as a main event
face, they're going about it all wrong.


Apparently the fan voting was legit.  That being said, he's not Batista and there is no Daniel Bryan in the Rumble this year for fans to organically rise up for.  I'm sure he'll be fine with that certain segment of the audience that cheers for Cena and doesn't mind getting pandered to with crap like "WWE Universe" and their Twitter updates during matches, but the backlash against him online is just kind of a bad sign.  

NXT question

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Hello Scott, I was wondering who you think has the best future in WWE
out of the current NXT stars? It seems like they have such a great
group right now that it would be a shame to see them get ruined after
getting called up to the so-called big leagues. Just curious to hear
your thoughts. Thanks.


If she's handled correctly, Charlotte.  Since that probably won't happen, we all know that the guy who they're probably gonna push the shit out of is gonna be Baron Corbin.  

The Boss

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Hey Scott, would you say last week's Takeover title match against Charlotte was Sasha Banks' coming-out-party, the moment when the entire wrestling world witnessed she could become something special? similar to Orton at Backlash 2004 or The Shield at TLC 2012?

I'm a huge fan of hers anyway, was so glad to see the rave reviews everywhere of this match
!

The match was great, but let's not get silly here.  Look what happened to Paige when she got to the main roster.

That being said, I DID rewatch the Zayn-Neville main event because I was distracted by stuff going on in real life the first time around, and I would safely say it's a clear ***** match that I underrated on the live viewing.  So everyone taking notes can adjust their spreadsheets accordingly.  

Thursday, December 18, 2014

CM Punk Spars With Michael Landsberg on TSN's Off the Record

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Pretty sure ol' Phil is just working everyone here.

Happy Holidays from WWE

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Hopefully this one doesn't get pulled.

Bret in WCW

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Scott - just watched the Bret Hart documentary on the network and it left me with a couple of questions

1.  Obviously WCW dropped the ball with Bret.  What should they have done with Bret???  Could he have been as big of an impact player in WCW as he was in WWE?

2.  Is there a better example of someone "cooling off" as quick as Bret did once he came to WCW?  All year long on 1997 Bret was a red hot main eventer in WWE, and in a short time he meant almost nothing in WCW.  Am I missing someone or does Bret win the prize???

​1.  The logical thing would have been to bring him in and have Bret be all "Yo, I'm the rightful WWF champion who was never really beat" and Hogan be all "Yo, I'm the WCW champion, brother, and this is the real World title" and then Bret could be all "You stole the title from me in 1993!" and Hulk could be "Fuck you, dude" and then they'd fight and probably draw millions.  

2.  CM Punk in 2011 is close.  Punk was in a position to be a real money-drawing babyface star and they shunted him down beneath John Cena pretty much immediately after Summerslam.  I mean, he was still World champion for months afterwards and a top star, but everything from the pipe bomb to his week off after MITB was turning him into a legit mainstream breakthrough tippy top guy and a month later it was done.  ​

BoD Thursday Night Thread

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On tap for tonight:



NXT is on the WWE Network starting at 9pm EST with Becky Lynch vs. Bayley



NFL Thursday Night Football has the Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars at 8:25pm EST on the NFL Network.



The NBA has four games on the schedule, with the New York Knicks vs. Chicago Bulls at 8pm EST and the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors at 10:30pm EST both on TNT.



In the NHL there are several games on the schedule with the Colorado Avalanche vs. Pittsburgh Penguins starting at 7pm EST.



And as usual, talk about anything else going on tonight.

Luger or Savage as the third man

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Hola Scott,

Just reading the Bischoff shoot piece and he brings up how Sting was going to be the third man if Hogan backed out (nothing new there). But in terms of storyline, wouldn't it have made more sense for either Luger or Savage to be the third man? Both had just jumped ship from the WWF, and thus it kind of made sense that they would align with Hall & Nash. To that point, you can even say they made MORE sense than Hogan (and especially more than Sting).

Why do you think they would have gone with Sting as the second option rather than Luger or Savage? I mean in the end, Hogan was the smart business move, but still. 

Well at least Sting and Hogan both had the advantage of never having been a heel before (in the modern era of both performers, at least) whereas Luger turned all the time and Savage was most famous for being a heel.  I just don't feel like the angle would have worked as well as it did with anyone but Hogan anyway.  

NXT - December 18, 2014

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NXT
Date: December 18, 2014
Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Commentators: Corey Graves, Rich Brennan, Jason Albert
 
Reviewed by Tommy Hall


We're past R-Evolution and it was one of the best shows of the year with some outstanding matches and a great ending. The main surprise was Kevin Owens turning on his best friend Sami Zayn after Zayn won the title. Owens ended the show by powerbombing the new champ on the apron and establishing himself as the next challenger for the belt. Let's get to it.

Paramount kills Team America: World Police

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http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/12/18/team-america-world-police-screenings-canceled/

Given that the makers of this movie are the guys behind South Park, it seems only fitting that they are trying to capitalize on the revolutionary Cartmanland Marketing System:

"I'm sorry, you can't see this movie!  Nobody can see this movie!  Even I can't see this movie!"

Congratulations to North Korea on securing some of the prophet Mohammed's special goo.

RF Video Shoot Interview with Eric Bischoff, Disc One

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This was released in 2014

The Interview was conducted by Rob Feinstein

Disc One runs at two hours and thirty four minutes long

BoD Daily Update

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Undertaker Update

At this moment the Undertaker is still scheduled to face Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania but even if he is unable to perform they still want him part of the show since he is on what is believed a $1 million per year deal.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter



Rey Mysterio Update

All storylines plans for Mysterio have been called off. At one point the Creative Team was told to work on a story for him that would lead to a WrestleMania match but that is no longer the case.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter



Alberto Del Rio Update

TNA has reportedly offered a one year $400,000 deal to Del Rio. According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the impression that he gets is that TNA will either have to up the money offer or drop asking for exclusivity. It is also reported that the El Rey Network (Home of Lucha Underground) has offered Del Rio a large amount of guaranteed money and the expectation is that he is going there.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter



WWE Offering Top Independent Star a Developmental Deal

The WWE has offered Uhaa Nation a Developmental Deal. While there has not been an official word as to whether or not he accepted the deal but there is talk that he is currently not accepting anymore independent bookings past a certain date.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter




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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Impact Wrestling - December 17, 2014

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Impact Wrestling
Date: December 17, 2014
Location: Impact Zone, Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Mike Tenay, Don West, Taz
Hosts: Christy Hemme, Jeremy Borash

Reviewed by Tommy Hall

Since the show is leaving Spike, this episode is the first half of a Top 20 Moments in TNA History and is airing at 11pm instead of the usual 9pm timeslot. It gets even better next week with the show starting at midnight on Christmas Eve night. When they bury a show they really bury it. Let's get to it.

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro–01.29.96

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The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 01.29.96

OK, let’s see how long I can alternate before the schedule gets all crazy again for these things.

LIVE from Canton, OH

Your hosts are Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan & Mongo

WCW Nitro: December 9, 1996

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Are you ready for action? Excitement? A REALITY CHECK? Because tonight, WCW has promised us two solid hours of Roddy Piper here on WCW Monday Piper! Your hosts are TONY PIPER and LARRY PIPER. They can’t get so much as a coherent sentence strung together, because immediately the bagpipes fire up and out walks…

GLACIER! Oh, sorry, it’s RODDY PIPER. He’s wearing a Carolina Panthers t-shirt, because he’s a giant suck-up (since we are LIVE in Roddy, North Caropiper). Piper says he’s home, because he’s so bloody strung out he can’t tell North Carolina from Oregon. He hops around on one leg (the surgically repaired leg, for those playing at home) as a display to the nWo that he’s fine. His 7-year old son, whose name he can’t remember (his words, not mine) saw the nWo written on his leg, and told daddy dearest that Hogan’s younger than him and has two legs. He’s been told to stop because he’s a gimp. “It didn’t seem to stop Bo Jackson!” For god sakes Roddy, yes it did. Piper tells a story about a time he was asked to take a dive against Mr. T, which he refused, so “they” forced him to wear special gloves that curled his hands so he wouldn’t hurt Mr. T. It was the most shameful moment of his career, one he’ll never repeat, cuz he’s never taking a dive for anyone, anywhere, anytime. Point made; but nope, we’re still going. He talks about a recent nWo promo he saw where 6 guys dressed in leather were sitting around drinking Dom and not a woman in sight. You know, for a guy whose nickname is “Hot Rod” and wears a kilt, you’d figure he’d stay away from that nonsense. Piper demands Hogan tonight, and leaves to the bagpipes and a slew of utterly confused fans who are still cheering but don’t appear to be sure why.

The Kevin Kelly Show Episode 24 - Dennis Stamp

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On Episode 24 of The Kevin Kelly Show, Kevin welcomes in the one and only Dennis Stamp for a chat! Dennis discusses his involvement with Beyond the Mat, his relationship with Terry Funk, working in the territories, memories of Andre the Giant and Bret Hart, getting fired in various promotions, his Mount Rushmore of Wrestling, his battle with cancer and much, much more. Dennis also shares some of his wrestling poetry, including his poem entitled "I'm Not Booked!"
Be sure to purchase Dennis' book for more stories.
Kevin & JR then discuss TLC, the state of WWE and Vince McMahon's podcast appearance before hitting up the always popular trending topics, including a look at the Sony Hack! They then close things out with a game of Naughty or Nice and pay tribute to the year that was 2014 in wrestling and life!
So please join us for another great episode of the Kevin Kelly Show!
http://placetobenation.com/the-kevin-kelly-show-episode-24-dennis-stamp/

Tribute to the Troops 2014

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Tribute to the Troops 2014
Date: December 17, 2014
Location: Columbus Civic Center, Columbus, Georgia
Attendance: 17,000
Commentators: John Bradshaw Layfield, Michael Cole

Reviewed by Tommy Hall

It's that special time of year when WWE gets to put in very little effort and bang their chests to brag about how amazing they are for doing something for the troops. Ignore the fact that they no longer go across the world to do these shows or even hold them in a military base anymore and enjoy meaningless matches, unnecessary musical performances and recorded cameos by celebrities who aren't actually appearing in person. Did I mention this show has lost its shine for me in the last few years? Let's get to it.

Sony kills the Interview

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Holy shit, the terrorists win.  As if Sony could possibly look any stupider in all this.  Why not put it on TV as a giant "fuck you" to them?  On a related note, I really hope Marvel just throws a check for $1 billion on Sony's desk with a note saying "For Spider-Man: take it or leave it" so that they can get him away from this group of idiots.   

BoD Wednesday Night Thread

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On tap for tonight:



WWE Tribute to the Troops airs at 8pm EST on USA with a main event of Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt in a Bootcamp Match.



Lucha Underground airs at 8pm EST on the El Rey Network tonight as well.



The NBA has 10 games on the schedule with two of them on ESPN. At 8pm EST the Brooklyn Nets take on the Toronto Raptors and at 10:30pm the Houston Rockets go up against the Denver Nuggets.



In the NHL there are just three games on the schedule. At 8pm EST the Boston Bruins will take on the Minnesota Wild on the NBC Sports Network.



There are several televised college basketball games on the schedule as well.



January 19th Edition of RAW Billed to be a "Reunion" Show:

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From F4WOnline.com

"In an attempt to boost eyeballs on the go-home show for the Royal Rumble, which takes place on 1/19, WWE will be doing a show called "Raw Reunion."

Announces already as appearing on the show are Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall, plus a 30-man Lumberjack match with John Cena vs. Seth Rollins.

An interesting note is that in the release for the show, Brock Lesnar's name was not listed. Previously, Lesnar had been advertised for that date."


Sounds like a good idea to me. What do you guys think?

Monday Nitro - July 26, 1999

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Monday Nitro #198
Date: July 26, 1999
Location: Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee
Attendance: 7,201
Commentators: Scott Hudson, Bobby Heenan

Reviewed by Tommy Hall

We're less than three weeks away from Road Wild and the top of the card is starting to come into focus. Nash took a very sharp heel turn last week, seemingly for no reason other than Hogan vs. Nash needed to be face vs. heel. On top of that, Thunder actually set some stuff up for tonight, such as Nash/a mystery partner vs. Hogan/whomever he can find, plus Hennig vs. Goldberg. Let's get to it.

BoD Daily Update

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WWE.com Tribute to the Troops Preview

The show airs tonight at 8pm EST on USA. Also, the show will air on NBC December 27th at 8pm EST.

http://www.wwe.com/shows/tributetothetroops/2014/wwe-tribute-to-the-troops-2014-florida-georgia-line-26895211



TNA Announces Debut Date For New TV Show

"Impact Wrestling: Unlocked" will make its debut on January 17th at 10/9c. Hosted by Mike Tenay, the show will go deeper into the show and the characters. Click on the link below to view the press release.

http://www.impactwrestling.com/news/item/6257-IMPACT-WRESTLING-BECOMES-%E2%80%9CUNLOCKED%E2%80%9D-WITH-BRAND-NEW-TELEVISION-SERIES



Alberto Del Rio's First Opponent in Ring of Honor Named

Del Rio, now going by Alberto El Patron, will be facing Christopher Daniels at the January 3rd television taping.

http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/christopher-daniels-vs-alberto-el-patron-sat-jan-3rd



Adam Cole Update

Cole was reportedly telling fans this weekend at the PWG show that he has in fact re-signed with Ring of Honor.

http://wrestlingnewssource.com/news/37300/Adam-Cole-Tells-Fans-That-He-Has-Re-signed-With/




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Was Shawn the chosen one?

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Watching Survivor Series 91, which sows the seeds of the Rockers turn and it's amazing to think a year later Shawn was in the main event.  When they decided to break the Rockers up, was Shawn always pegged as the future, or was it a case where Jannetty let the demons get to him?   Were there thoughts Marty might end up just as big a star had he stayed clean?   Or was the rocket just strapped to Shawn's back from the barbershop turn?

​Well obviously once Shawn turned it was obvious which one was "chosen".  I remember reading Herb Kunze's Tidbits on RSPW from 1990, where the suggestion seemed to be that Jannetty was going to get a singles push after WM6, but I have no idea if that held up via the WON at the time.  That being said, once it became obvious who the colossal fuckup of the team really was, they were all in on Shawn being the guy to be the singles star.  Now, whether or not that meant they saw him as the mega-star he eventually became, I have no idea.  I would guess not, because the business was very different at the time he turned and things changed dramatically, leaving Shawn as the right guy at the right time despite his size. ​

WWE Set

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Hey Scott,

I've been watching a lot of late 80's and early 90's shows on the network. I noticed something that I'm sure you feel the same way. Don't the shows back then feel so much bigger and more important...with simply just having the black curtain and the old WWF block logo above/near that curtain? That's all they had and it looks more classy, more prestigious, just a big event atmosphere. They also had the announcers up above looking over the crowd that added more to it.

Today we have the incredibly cheesy video wall and every slick, graphic or set modification they can do. Don't you wish they would realize they could not only save money but look better in the process? It's like Vince wants to remove the low-class, redneck, hillbilly stigma of wrestling so much that they went waaaay too far to the other end of the spectrum and look even worse than hillbillies.

Do you agree?

Of course.  Pretty sure I've beat this horse to death myself, but I absolutely wish they'd scale back on the gaudy LED set.  They used to distinguish shows just by hanging different banners and ring aprons depending on the PPV, and now they have a giant wall of lights that must kill 10% of the epileptic suffering audience members that attend shows.  They could EASILY cut $100,000 in expenses per show by toning that shit way down, even just going back to the relatively low-key look of the original Attitude era RAWs with one screen and a ramp.  Nobody is buying the shows or not buying the shows based on the giant video wall anyway, so I don't see where the investment is paying off.  

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

RAW is...very low rated

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From today's WON update:


"Raw did 3.51 million viewers last night, the lowest rating for the show since a Christmas Eve show in 2012.  It was the lowest non-holiday audience for Raw since December 3, 2012, a show that did 3.43 million viewers, and one of the lowest rated non-holiday episodes since 1997."

So again, what is the benefit of having Brock Lesnar at this point?  He no longer moves buyrates, or Network subs, or ratings apparently, and has buried the World title deep in the ground for months until no one even mentions it any longer.  And just wait until next week's Xmas show, where they'll set a newer and better level for rock bottom.  

I bet Vince is gonna freak out any day now.  

WWF Superstars of Wrestling January 31st, 1987

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January 31, 1987

From the Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, NJ

Your hosts are Bruno Sammartino, Jesse Ventura, and Vince McMahon

In action tonight will be "King" Harley Race, Jake Roberts, and The Rougeau Brothers. Plus, Greg Valentine vs. Haku and Tito Santana & Pedro Morales vs. Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff.

Smackdown - December 16, 2014

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Smackdown
Date: December 16, 2014
Location: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Commenators: Tom Phillips, Michae Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield

Reviewed by Tommy Hall

Welcome to one of the only times all year that WWE remembers this show matters. This is a special live edition of the show airing on a Tuesday instead of the usual taped Friday timeslot. We're coming off a fairly dull show last night and the only thing of note is that Bray and Dean are both in the building tonight. Not in a match or anythign mind you, but in the building. Let's get to it.

Matt's Main Event Recap - 12/16/2014

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We've got a couple more shows after this...let's get to it.

BoD Evening Thread

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On tap for tonight:



Smackdown airs live tonight on USA at 8pm EST with a main event of Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt and the in-ring return of Roman Reigns. And don't forget that Main Event airs at 7pm EST on the Network with Erick Rowan vs. Kane and Naomi as a guest of Miz TV.



In the NBA there are six games on the schedule tonight. At 8pm EST on ESPN the Golden State Warriors take on the Memphis Grizzlies. At 10:30pm EST on ESPN the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Sacramento Kings.



The NHL has 11 games tonight. At 8pm EST on the NHL Network the Los Angeles Kings take on the St. Louis Blues.



College Basketball is also on several channels tonight although there are no marquee games on the schedule.



And as usual, talk about anything else going on tonight.

Network Show - VH1 I Love... Style

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Hi Scott,

I hope you're doing well. The BoD is influential and gets ideas out there, so what are your thoughts about a new WWE Network show in the style of VH1's old "I Love the 80s/90s"?? They can easily pull out every year of the modern era (80s, 90s, 00s) and have current/past stars comment on that particular year with clips shown from all their content. For example, "I Love 1991" -- Have superstars choose favorite angles from all of the promotions that year, worst angles, best new gimmicks, biggest flops, etc. It feels like this type of show writes itself; they own the footage, and it is technically NEW programming. VH1, years ago, re branded itself with these types of shows and it brought in great ratings (it eventually led to Bret Michael's type reality shows though; so that's the bad).  Your thoughts??

Best, Anthony Viggiani
New York, NY

Come on now, Bret Michaels Rock of Love was great trashy fun.

As for that idea, I love it.  Hopefully they could resist the temptation to make every episode about the Attitude Era, but it's exactly the kind of fresh take on the talking head and recycled footage formula that would be fun.  I can see Dolph Ziggler and Zack Ryder being all over this kind of thing.  

Buzz Words and Nicknames

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Hey Scott,

We all know that Vince loves to hammer home buzz words, phrases, and nicknames but two things recently have really infuriated me. First was at TLC where every commentator whether it was on the actual show or on the pre/post game show had to refer to the event over and over again as "WWE's version of a demolition derby". Now a story comes out that every time Sting is mentioned they absolutely have to refer to him as "The Vigilante".

Tagline's and nicknames are fine but why does Vince feel the need that the commentators need to say these things over and over again? At TLC it made no sense because what are they trying to do, sell a show that i'm already watching? And what's wrong with Sting being just Sting, why would a famous wrestler who's been around for almost 30 years need to have a new name attached to him.

Does Vince truly believe these unnecessary lines and names help the product or is it just another one of his weird obsessions?

Thanks,
Tom

That's more likely to be Stephanie's influence, as she's all about the "branding" and preaches it when she does her inane interviews and business school talks.  Vince has always been pretty bad for it, but it's never been this ridiculous (The Architect!  The Lunatic Fringe!  Big Red!) until Steph suddenly became "Chief Brand Officer."  

Also, why is there both "Big Red" and "Big Red Machine" in the same company? Shouldn't one of them have to change their name to Garrison or Gregory?

What the World Was Watching: Monday Night Raw - October 26, 1998

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by Logan Scisco

-A video package recaps Steve Austin taking Vince McMahon hostage on last week’s show.  What was in the letter that Austin gave to McMahon at the end of last week’s show?

-Jim Ross and Jerry “The King” Lawler are in the booth and they are taped from Madison, Wisconsin.

Title chain: lesnar-> cena-> Rollins-> reigns

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Hi Scott -
Longtime reader, bla bla. There seems to be a groundswell lately - and rightly so - to just get the belt off lesnar at the rumble and have cena put RR over at mania.  That's fine, but doesn't this make even more sense: cena beats Brock in a war, Rollins finally cashes and either with Brock's help, or because cena is so worn down, takes it from cena. Now you have a ready-made feud from the shield breakup (why would cena have an issue with RR in storyline terms?), and we get the face going over the cowardly heel and taking revenge for the "sellout" at mania. Too logical?

​I just feel like Reigns winning the belt from Rollins doesn't do anything for him.  Lesnar is at least a top level star, as is Cena, and either one of those can kickstart the push.  Changing the title three times in a two month span is counterproductive as well.  

Really, the best thing would have been not putting the belt on Lesnar in the first place and letting Rollins cash in on Cena at Summerslam so that he could have been champion during this whole terrible dead zone from Sep-Jan.  ​Lesnar could have destroyed Cena but decked the ref to get DQ'd, Rollins pins the corpse of Cena to win the title, faces chase him from now until Rumble when Cena gets his title back.  

The SmarK Rant for Monday Night RAW–01.22.96

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The SmarK Rant for Monday Night RAW – 01.22.96

Kind of a giant content dump this week for some reason, with the archives now going to the end of March all of a sudden.

Live from Stockton CA

Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jerry Lawler

Rowan

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Scott,

Have you ever noticed how Eric Rowan is both

A) big

And

B) has red hair?

Surely the WWE braintrust can find some way to exploit this for profit?

​"If you don't chew Big Red, FUCK YOU!"​


Talladega Nights really is an underappreciated classic.  

Cashing in the briefcase

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Hi Scott,

When do you feel WWE will pull the trigger and cash in Seth Rollins' MITB briefcase?

I can't see them blowing it right after Reigns wins the title at Wrestlemania unless it was to build towards a possible Reigns vs Rollins match at a PPV.

I can't see any scenario that would be beneficial to anyone. Any ideas?

Cheers

Roman beats Brock at Wrestlemania, Rollins cashes in, Roman destroys him as well.  It'll be a waste of the briefcase, but it'll get Reigns over more and really the "rub" of the case is winning and carrying it around.  Actually cashing it in tends to do little to help the guy in question and in some cases actually cools off their aura so much (Miz, Ziggler Sandow) that you can't justify the push anyway.  

BoD Daily Update

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WWE.com Smackdown Preview

http://www.wwe.com/shows/smackdown/2014-12-16/super-smackdown-live-dec-16-2014-26916632



Brock Lesnar Update

According to Bryan Alvarez of F4W, the people in the WWE's Merchandising Department were told not to produce anymore Lesnar merchandise and if they did have any earmarked for him to produce it for Sheamus instead as the company is expected to leave. However, the WWE has come out and denied this report saying "there is no truth to this report."

http://wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2014/1215/587745/wwe-says-brock-lesnar-merchandise-report-is-not-true/



Kayfabe Commentaries Releases 2008 WWE (Blue) Timeline as Told by Brian Myers (Curt Hawkins)

Click below to view the trailer as Hawkins discusses the 2008 Smackdown/ECW brand.






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