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THE ISSUE BETWEEN UNDERTAKER AND BROCK LESNAR, BISCHOFF/HOGAN TNA STATUS, TNA RUNNING THE ALAMO DOME, WHERE TO FIND THE LOCAL SHOWS AND MORE

By Dave Scherer on 2012-12-17 09:59:00

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What is the best way to find out about indy shows in my area? Almost all the of the sites I find with lists of shows and promotions are never updated. I live in the Louisville area. There has to be more than OVW around here, right?

The best site I know of is run by Devin Cutting.  You can find out all of the upcoming dates by going to: http://wherewrestlinghappens.tk/.

Any news on when Bischoff/Hogan's contract will be renewed/expiring? 

They aren't going anywhere.  Bischoff is in tight with Spike TV and Dixie Carter loves having Hogan as a part of her company.

One of the topics you guys discussed on audio one day got me thinking, if I were a wrestler, I'd enjoy using a stage name (as long as it weren't Fandango) to maintain some semblance of privacy, if my real name wasn't very commonly known. Do you know if a lot of the guys actually prefer not going by their real name? And what goes into the decision to keep someone like Cena or Orton from using stage names when they started?

I am sure there are some that would rather have a gimmick name rather than use their real ones but I can't think of any off of the top of my head.  Most guys I know of go by their gimmick name once they have had it for a while.  With Cena and Orton, they were lucky enough to come along at a time where Vince would still let guys use their real name, as well as while he still saw the merit in using a name that had history in the business.  I bet Joe Hennig wishes he still felt that way today.

What were the personal issues between The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar?

The main issue was that Undertaker put Lesnar over a lot on his rise up the card.  Then when it came time for Lesnar to start doing jobs for Taker, Lesnar decided he hated the business and wanted out.  Many in the company thought that was really disrespectful move by Brock.

When I first heard TNA was running the Alamodome for Lockdown, my initial reaction was "Excuse me?" I just saw the seating chart for the event and my reaction has turned to a full fledged "WTF?" Why would TNA book a venue so massive and use less than a quarter of it? I doubt the cost to secure the venue was small, and I'm wonderimg how, if at all, the event is going to be profitable. Are TNA going to run the event at a loss just to say "We ran the Alamodome" or what? I understand doing more events on the road, and I think they need to do more, but not in arena's 20 times bigger than what they need... Any insight as to why they are doing this?

The only reason I can see is that they want to say they ran a dome.  It could be that they got a good deal from the building to run there, which is great, but I felt the same way that you did when I saw the seating chart.  If they are going to a building that large, only to close most of it off, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me either (again, unless they got a great deal on the building, which is possible).

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