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WHAT GOES ON IN THE WWE PERFORMANCE CENTER, EZEKIEL JACKSON, FLAIR'S BANNED WORLD TITLE BELT AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2013-11-07 10:00:00
With all the talk of the WWE Performance Center, I was wondering what goes on there daily. Are there classes like in college?

There are different levels of classes with developmental talents training under different coaches that they are assigned to. A good portion of the day is dedicated to running drills, so talents are pretty much doing conditioning and bumping all day. I don't hear much about the talents working matches as much as they run drills. It's been described to me as a pretty gruesome grind daily. They have seven rings for different levels of training and they also have rooms for practicing promos and testing vignettes.

I have 2 questions about the world title in wwe .With the history of the world title and that it was formerly the WcW world heavy weight title do u see it as a secondary title or is it that wwe books the title as a secondary belt?

WWE absolutely books it as a secondary title belt, but I don't see it as the same championship as the old NWA/WCW World title. The lineage, to me, starts with Eric Bischoff awarding Triple H the belt.

I was wondering if you knew at what point did WWE decide to go with The Undertaker's 'Streak' as a long-term angle? Was it relatively soon after his debut, or something that just organically happened as a coincidence of Taker always being booked to win at WrestleMania?

It was something that just organically happened. I seem to remember them really beginning to push the idea of Taker defending the Streak around the time he fought Randy Orton at Wrestlemania 21, but it was still a few years before they began using it as a marketing ploy to push the show.

What is the deal with Ezekial Jackson? Is he still under WWE contract? Is he still resting up injuries? It has been what, almost two years now?

Jackson has been under contract all this time. He was coming back from a quadriceps tear when he suffered another muscle tear and has been rehabbing ever since. WWE is still high on him.

JUST WATCHED A MATCH WITH RIC FLAIR WHEN HE WAS WORKING THE "FAKE" CHAMPIONSHIP BELT IDEA. AT THIS POINT, THEY WERE BLOCKING OUT THE BELT ON TV, BUT THE FANS IN ATTENDANCE COULD SEE HE WAS HOLDING UP THE WWE TAG TITLE AND NOT THE BIG GOLD. WAS THIS EVER EXPLAINED IN THE ARENAS?

No, they were only concerned about the story they were telling on TV.