PWInsider - WWE News, Wrestling News, WWE



By Dave Scherer on 2017-07-24 10:00:00

You can send us questions for the Q and A at

I haven't seen the beginning of the question, but I read where the reader asked if Cena should be on the Mt. Rushmore of wrestling. And I take it that Hogan, Flair, Austin and The Rock would be there. But What about Bruno? I could not take it seriously if here were not there. 

Like I said the day of the original question, it’s so hard to limit it to four.  You could argue forever about who those four are.  There’s no one right answer.

Why is every pyro gone from WWE? Nobody, not even Brock Lesnar, gets any pyro, which I find very underwhelming.

As Road Dogg said on Twitter over the weekend, it’s expensive so they have cut back.  Given that they report earnings this week, and they have gotten rid of WWE Network shows, it makes me really curious to read the second quarter report.

Why did WWE change to only running PPVs on Sundays?

Sunday was traditionally “Family TV night”, where people were home, yet many were off as well.  Fridays and Saturdays they realized that the younger audience was going out.  Sunday became the day.

I seem to remember, back in the 80s or early 90s, not sure when, WWE televised their MSG house shows on the MSG Network. Was this a live broadcast, or taped and shown later? Also, why did it stop being aired?

Yep, they aired house shows in Philadelphia on PRISM and in Boston on NESN as well.  They generally aired the show the next day (so as to not affect the live crowd).  If memory serves, MSG was often aired live since they always sold out.  Don’t hold me to that however.  I don’t remember why it stopped airing but I seem to remember it was at least in part due to declining attendance and having to use expensive MSG contracted people to put the show on the air.

So one of the knocks against War Games was the TV production aspect, but the Punjabi Prison is okay??? Am I missing something here?  

One of them is a WWE creation, the other is not.  Don’t discount that part of the equation.

You can send us questions for the Q and A at

If you enjoy you can check out the AD-FREE PWInsider Elite section, which features exclusive audio updates, news, our critically acclaimed podcasts, interviews and more, right now for THREE DAYS free by clicking here!