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UNDERTAKER AND HIS LEGACY, CREATIVE DROPPING THE BALL, IS CENA A SLOPPY WORKER, MISSING MANAGERS AND MORE

By Dave Scherer on 2012-09-12 09:59:00

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How come we don't see the great managers ( Bobby the Brain, Jimmy Hart, etc) anymore? They used to play key roles in storylines but now they don't.

The decision to deemphasize managers started with Vince McMahon and carried over to TNA.  I agree with you, managers should be a part of the biz but they aren't.

First time, long time… Miz got a concussion at last year’s Wrestlemania, Rock comes out to say he got hurt this year, and Edge admits that the only time he was ever out cold in the ring was to an STFU. I know in the biz you’re going to get bumped around, but are these isolated incidents or does Cena have any injury rep that you have to watch out when you’re in the ring with him?

I think they were just isolated incidents.  I have never seen Cena as a sloppy worker.  I think it was just a couple of bad situations.

Not saying that he doesn't deserve it, but at this stage of the game, why should we pay THAT close attention to an Undertaker WrestleMania match when you basically KNOW he is going to when no matter WHAT the build up is and everyone pretty much knows he will keep winning at WrestleMania until the day he decides to retire for good. I am as much of a Taker fan as the next guy but I find it hard to get into his Mania matches when I know that the chances are slim to none these days that he is going to lose it.

I think at this point it's an attraction for the show.  It is definitely hard to believe he will lose but I think at this point it's just a situation where we watch him and appreciate the matches he has left.

I have a random question about tour buses that I've been wondering about. For those wrestlers who have tour buses, like CM Punk, Big Show, John Cena, or Randy Orton, do they own their own buses or are they renting? Are they in a different bus every week or is it the same bus? And if it's the same bus, where does their bus go when they are off the road during the week? Is it driving during that week to where they will be over the weekend? I work with a lot of bands so I was just curious. It would seem the bus drivers would have some crazy long drives between where Raw is on Monday and where the weekend houses shows are on Friday, and that over time it would cost a lot to keep the buses out on the road while they were home or off.

Guys lease the busses from companies and if they find a driver that they like, that likes them as well, they work exclusively with that driver.  When the bus is not in use, it goes back to its origin point and the driver gets time off.

In a recent interview, Chris Jericho stated the following regarding his matches with Dolph Ziggler: "I couldn’t wait to work with Dolph but I needed a story. What’s the story? They said “we will think of one later.” I said “I don’t like that”". Can you believe that? How can the writers even consider one single feud (undercard, midcard, what ever) without a backstory? Even worse, how can they answer "..later", when a worker mentioned that exact point "minutes" before the first confrontation? What is going on there?

I can believe it for sure because it's how WWE does business now. Long term planning is out the window.  The product reflects it.

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