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WHAT CAN BE ADDED TO BATISTA'S CURRENT WWE PERSONA, PRO WRESTLING ON BROADWAY, LEI'D TAPA AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2014-03-22 10:00:00
With how strongly Batista has been rejected by the audience, I was wondering if you thought WWE has gone far enough with his heel turn and if there was anything else that could be done to make him stronger as a villain?

Actually, if you ask me, WWE should just put Ric Flair on the road as Batista’s manager, reuniting the pair in roles similar to their Evolution days. Flair could do the talking, which for whatever reason, Batista isn’t hitting home runs with these days and he could add a little pizzazz to Batista’s presentation. That’s about all I can think of for this idea.

What happened to FWE in NYC? You guys were covering them and then it disappeared.

The promotion hasn’t run any new events. I was told they were focusing on putting together some shows in California.

You were talking about there being a “Rocky” musical on broadway, which made me wonder if there could ever be a wrestling show on Broadway?

I’m sure there could be…because there actually was on. Teaneck Tanzai, which starred singer Deborah Harry and the late Andy Kaufman played the Nederlander Theater in NYC and closed on opening night.

With all the talk of CM Punk disappearing, how come no one is asking why Rock and Steve Austin aren’t working Wrestlemania 30?

I think that’s because it’s quite clear. Austin has said publicly he wouldn’t be working the show. Rock is working on a film project and unless he’s going to try and appear as a last minute surprise, there’s no reason to promote the idea that their biggest draw the last few years won’t be appearing.

Why would TNA build up the Lei’d Tapa-Gail Kim split and then release Tapa after one match? It makes no sense to me at all.

The word making the rounds is that the company felt they had done all they could do with Tapa at this juncture.