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By Dave Scherer on 2017-01-01 10:00:00

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Had he signed with WWE, was it in the cards for Kota Ibushi to win the Cruiserweight Classic?

Only the creative team in Florida knows that for sure.  I think it’s fair to say that had he agreed to sign, he would have gotten serious consideration to win the tournament and become the first Cruiserweight Champion.

I think Seth Rollins needs to find a new finisher, because his execution of the Pedigree is really weak. Time after time I watch him perform it, and at first, I thought he was just messing it up. But now I realize that he just does not do it well. What do you think?

I don’t think that he does it badly as much as it just doesn’t really fit him as a character.  I would be fine with him using it on Triple H in their match and then saying he is done with it after dispatching HHH.

I have a question about the women in WWE. Did the Bellas get their push because of Brie/Brian and Nikki/John? Is the Dean the reason that Renée is suddenly everywhere? I'm just curious what influence dating a top guy (or girl) has in the company, and if that may influence who you do or do not pursue romantically. Thanks!

Nope.  Vince McMahon was a big fan of the twin concept according to many accounts.  The company was not overly happy about Renee and Dean when that became public so just the opposite is the case here.

How different do you think the wrestling business would have been if the curtain call had not happened and would have HHH been pushed up the ladder quicker?

Honestly, not much. H loved the business and would have become the same performer anyway in my opinion.

Do you think the top end of the Smackdown roster is weak? I have been thinking about who AJ could face at Mania, it looks like Cena/Taker will happen which leaves AJ either defending the title at Mania or being moved down so Cena Taker can have it. Either way I cant think of anyone who can match up to him. Ambrose Styles has been done to death, no one will buy Ziggler winning the rumble to go after the title, Miz is heel, Wyatt and Orton are obviously on course to face each other. Compare this to RAW were you can believe anyone of 5 could win the rumble and face Owens and seems like Smackdown is really weak.

I don’t look at it that way.  Raw got more established talents in the draft, for sure.  But, there is plenty of talent on Smackdown.  They just have to book the talents strongly and get them over.  Personally, I think that the Miz has become a megastar this year.  I would have no problem with Miz vs. AJ at Mania.

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