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By Dave Scherer on 2021-05-11 10:00:00

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Did you hear how people in WWE felt about Blood And Guts?

I have heard from people in management and they hated it.  One person told me, and I quote, “That just set the business back 30 years”.  Did it?  I don’t know but I was told that the people in charge weren’t happy.  On the other hand, I talked to wrestlers that loved it because they would love to do something like that themselves.

Why were there so many commercials during Blood and Guts?  It really hurt the match for me.  Why couldn’t they do the commercial free thing that NXT does?

I wondered the same thing.  I assume it was a TNT call.  I agree though, there are way too many breaks in the match and it hurt the flow a lot.

I remember when Vince Russo booked WCW and he complained about Standard and Practices not letting him do things he wanted to do.  After watching Blood And Guts is it fair to say that TNT doesn’t have any Standards or Practices anymore?

If they still have them they have definitely become a hell of a lot more lax!  Between the cursing and the violence, it doesn’t seem like there is much that is off limits on TNT.

I loved that AEW had the roof on the cage.  That made it feel like old school War Games.  Then Jericho and MJF got out, so what was the point?

I agree, I think that is where the match really went off the rails.  They got out because AEW wanted to do the big spot at the end.

CM Punk recently said something along the lines of “WWE is making rotten television, if I return there, I’m just a guy.“  Let’s say he returns.  Let’s say he’s working on Smackdown against Roman Reigns with Paul Heyman, who you know will have his fingerprints on this program between those two at least.  I know right now you like SmackDown better than Raw, but with Punk vs Roman on top, with Paul Heyman having to do with it, would that make Smackdown several steps above “rotten television,” and CM Punk several steps above “just another guy,” in your eyes?

If my aunt had testicles she would be my uncle!  That’s a lot of ifs and yes, given Reigns has a lot of say in what he does it could happen, but from Punk’s position and all he has been through there, I don’t blame him one bit for not trusting the WWE direction.

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