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  1. The main difference here is WCW was owned by the TV company and was bleeding money like a stuck pig. It looks the same on the surface but it's really apples to oranges.
  2. Saw this in CNBC (it was a breaking headline in red at the top for a minute) https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/25/wwe-hints-at-other-probes-into-vince-mcmahon-misconduct-discloses-millions-in-payments.html The thing about the stock price is now and has been for some time: the company has long term built in big time tv contracts that make it bulletproof. If we heard something about Fox threatening to pull them, then you would see something happen. Vince or no Vince makes no difference at all.
  3. Would Double J be the guy most hired/fired by the WWE? He's come and gone a bunch of times.
  4. Bzzzztt. That sounds like a story with writing that could generate interest in a low midcarder, PAL. Not happening.
  5. I still think when I hear the reason was "personal differences" and/or "not money" points back to the Brandy thing. Like he wanted something big for her and TK wasn't having it.
  6. Out of curiosity I read a bunch of comments on Twitter about Cody. There is a really surprising amount of people that are un-ironically looking forward to the return of Stardust.
  7. I'm not sure why people are upset about Pete Dunne being named Butch. He was always going to be a small jobby jobber on Raw. Now he's going to be a small jobby jobber on Raw named Butch.
  8. I agree, and what it really should have been is the start of the unraveling of the NWO. It was already getting bloated and old, and they could have told the story in reverse for 18 months of the slow disintegration of the group, eventually back to Hall and Nash and an independent Hogan. Then move on to something new. Which I know it is hilarious to think of WCW doing something new, but there it is.
  9. It's possible the ROH library relates back to a business strategy. If TK wants to sell the rights to someone like HBO Max it would help to have more content. If the WWE has proved nothing else, it has proved that content is king. I could even see a situation where it ends up they get a TV deal for weekly live wrestling and a streaming deal for historical/PPV, similar to the ESPN+/UFC set-up.
  10. While this is a tremendous idea, these people can't book a coherent storyline from Monday to Monday so I'm going to say this is a no.
  11. I could see the WWE brain trust sitting around determining that the two biggest stars against each other in the main event of WM is the best idea, which in a vacuum certainly can't be argued. But good grief is that the biggest self-fulfilling prophecy that's ever been.
  12. JFC those Nick Khan quotes really drive home the long held belief that Vince hates being a wrasslin company. You would think that at some point he would look at the billions of dollars he has and just accept it.
  13. Funny thing, even after that terrible decision they made 30 million profit in 1998 which I think was their most profitable year ever. But I guess that ending was really the start of all the bad decisions to come. It's still hard to believe it only took 3 years to bring the whole thing down.
  14. He tried it on Raw but Morrison was having none of it. :55 seconds in. https://www.wwe.com/videos/jeff-hardy-covers-johnny-nitro-and-melina-with-paint-raw-september-11-2006 Dude, that's my painting!
  15. I hear you. Basically there's never been a company this successful monetary wise and this inept at certain segments of their business. No big successful company would ever go into a business plan saying that they are going to expand with no actual plan to do it except to hire people. It's just one more of those "only in wrestling things" I guess
  16. People.can say "it's just normal corporate greed", but this goes way beyond that. Again, somebody comp me a situation where a company was making record profits and decided to slash giant parts of their work force.
  17. I guess it's too much to expect a company that is making record money hand over fist to at least honor the contracts that they signed. I'd like a comp of any other company in the world, ever, if it exists.
  18. I think this is a fair assessment when it comes to network broadcast/cable tv. But when it comes to Peacock, I'm not sure that applies. WWE is just a bit part of giant conglomeration of programming. Peacock has 54 million subscribers, how many are there specifically because of WWE? I don't have the service, but I do have Netflix and I can't think of one single thing they could drop that would make me unsubscribe.
  19. Brady Booker should have been the manager for Creative Control.
  20. So if I'm reading the new NXT edict right, WWE's popularity has waned because people do too many drop kicks and 2 3/4 kick outs? If you can't create compelling characters involved in compelling stories, it really doesn't matter how tall/good looking the workers are.
  21. After Steph introduced the world to women's sports, she wanted to start the LGBT revolution.
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