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PAIGE’S INJURY, REIGNS SHOULD HAVE WON A YEAR EARLIER, ENZO’S RELEASE AND MORE

By Dave Scherer on 2018-01-30 10:00:00

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The recent in ring career ending injury to Paige got me thinking about something I've thought about before.  Are house shows really necessary?  Her career was ended in what would be the equivalent of an NFL or NBA preseason game.  Results from house shows rarely matter to anyone other than the live crowd.  In the NFL and NBA the players are always talking about less preseason games and less games overall because it would benefit the overall health of the players.  I know Paige's injury was basically a freak accident, but does WWE really need to run house shows and work their performer's as much as they do?

Yes, they are, for a few reasons.  For one thing, they give the talent a place to work on their craft, stay in shape and prepare for their televised matches.  For another, they generate revenue for both the company and the talents.  They would lose out on bonuses if the house shows were done away with.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but had Roman Reigns won the 2014 Royal Rumble, how do you think his career would have gone. He was over in 2014, fans loved him as part of the Shield lets not forget that.

I think it would have gotten over far better than having Batista win.  We know what happened what Reigns won a year later.  It would have been a lot different had he won in 2014.

And finally is Finn Balor over?

I think he has the chance to be if he is used properly.  The hardcore fans, the vocal people, generally love him so if he were pushed hard, they would react in a positive way.  I am typing this before the Rumble, FYI.

Not getting to watch Smackdown every week, I missed how Rusev Day began.  Is it something along the lines of, Rusev is such a great wrestler he should be celebrated and honored every day, thus every day is  Rusev Day?

It started after Rusev was given the key to the city he is from in Bulgaria and Randy Orton attacked him.  So from that point on, Rusev and Aiden English started making every day Rusev Day.

When someone gets released from their contract, the statement always includes, "We wish them the best in their future endeavors". But with Enzo, all they said was he was released. Nothing else. Interesting.

Yep, there was a reason for that.  They didn’t wish him well in his future endeavors.  He gave them a huge headache on the day that they were celebrating 25 years of Raw.  I wouldn’t wish him well either if I were them.

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