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PUTTING SOMETHING ON THE LINE FOR SURVIVOR MATCHES, WHY NXT STARS HAVE PROBLEMS ON THE MAIN ROSTER, OMEGA-JERICHO AT MANIA AND MORE

By Dave Scherer on 2017-11-14 10:00:00

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What do you think of this idea to garner more interest in the Survivor Series Main Event? The winner of the Raw Vs Smackdown Elimination match gets the 30th entry into the Rumble while the loser of the match gets the 1st entry of the Royal Rumble? The other idea would be to have the loser of the match have the the #1 and #2 spots in the Rumble. Makes the match something to fight for... 

I would really like to see something on the line other than bragging rights.  Obviously Kurt Angle’s job is on the line but why should Braun Strowman or Joe care about that?  I think there should be something more than bragging rights, especially when they do drafts every years and guys go back and forth.

I keep hearing about all thew backstage heat that is on Lio Rush because of a tweet he made about Emma. But I am not on Twitter, so I have no idea what he said. Could you please tell me what it was he said that was so upsetting?

After Emma was fired, he tweeted “I guess these are the things that happen when you’re not TRULY ready for @WWEAsuka”. It came across badly and rubbed a lot of people the wrong way since Emma was well liked and had just been released.

Is there any chance that part of the deal that allows Jericho to wrestle Omega for New Japan includes the possibility of seeing Omega at WrestleMania? 

A chance?  I guess there is some chance, but it would require WWE wanting to work with New Japan.  Since NJ is making inroads into the US market, I don’t know that they would want to do that.

I was wondering who you guys think is the biggest star that's not in WWE?  When I think about it there's only one name that comes to mind, Kenny Omega.  While I wish I could tune in and see him every week on Raw or Smackdown, I also fear that WWE would completely waste his potential. With that said, I get goosebumps just thinking of Styles vs Balor vs Omega vs KO at Wrestlemania. 

I think Omega is great, but so is Okada.  In Japan, Okada is the bigger star.  So I guess it all depends on what your criteria is.  I share your fear of either man coming to WWE.  In Okada’s case, I just look at how poorly they booked Nakamura.

I've been thinking a lot about how the recent NXT call ups have been and we can all agree it's been terrible. I think Kevin Owens is the only recent one who wasn't booked horribly. Samoa Joe and Finn Balor weren't even on WrestleMania despite being on the RAW roster and Balor was doing house shows. Nakamura is nothing special on Smackdown and Asuka was meh.  There are others who were bigger players on NXT only to go nowhere on the main roster.  Do you think maybe the problem is NXT was meant to be a developmental territory not exposed to the masses and then when these wrestlers end up on the main roster they work their way up?  We've been conditioned to see Nakamura in the top of the card or Asuka destroying the women's division that we expect them to do the same on the main roster. I even recall people thinking Nakamuras debut match against Dolph Ziggler would be the main event and were upset it was the first match of the card. Was wondering what's your opinion on this. 

I think in a few cases, we saw a gimmick that worked on a smaller stage but not a big one, like Adam Rose for example.  But in most cases, WWE creative has just used the talent poorly.  Nakamura hardly beat Dolph Ziggler.  Then Booby Roode was booked the same way.  Asuka has a hard time with Emma.  That stuff tells the WWE fans, “These talents aren’t superstars, they can’t even easily beat our mid card people”.  Talent needs to be pushed to have a chance to get over.  That is the big problem I see.

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