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By Dave Scherer on 2018-02-14 10:00:00

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I saw Corey Graves and Booker T said that they were having fun with the internet with their fake feud.  They said “no one called them”.  Why would anyone need to call Booker to ask if he said what he just said?  And what about Corey Graves, has be given his phone numbers to the wrestling press?

When Booker made the statement on his radio show, I wrote that only he knows if he is working.  Since he talked about working a match at Mania with Graves, who has been retired by WWE due to concussion issues, it came across as a work to me.  But, he said it and that made it news.  He acted as if he was serious when he said he wanted to beat up Graves.  He purposely stated it in a way to make it a story, so to me he sounds foolish saying it was fake news when he was the one who intentionally created the situation to begin with.  As for Graves, I think he came off disingenuous as well.  He knows that he hasn’t shared his phone number with the masses so there is no way that the wrestling press could pick up the phone and call him.  All we can do officially is reach out to WWE for comment.  So yeah I am glad they had fun messing with folks, but blaming people for wondering what was going on, while they chose to keep it a secret, is just "eating-a-Tide-pod stupid" to me.

Why has Nigel McGuinness been absent from NXT TV the past several weeks?  And how do you think Percy Watson fared as the lone colour guy in Nigel's absence?

He missed the Takeover event in Philly, and the TV taping from that building that aired last week, due to an illness.  I think Percy did well.  He is still learning the craft and Nigel is so good that when he wasn’t there, I did notice him missing.

Why has WWE started shooting some promos with the wrestler seemingly taking videos of themselves using a cell phone?  Is it because selfies are so popular with the young audience who Vince likes to cater to?  

Yes, they are trying to be trendy.  I hope they don’t overdo it.

So, let me get this straight.  Ed Nordholm does an interview with Newsweek where he said he made a lot of mistakes and got his head handed to him due to not understanding the culture of wrestling.  He says he learned from it.  Then he said one of the things he learned was it was a best not to be the one, “Attacking Hispanic women who are protecting their men.”  Is it just me or did that quote show he still has some learning to do? 

That read odd to me.  I don’t know why he felt the need to comment on ethnicity, but he did.  Maybe it’s best if he just lets Scott D’Amore and Don Callis speak for Impact at this point.

At almost every WWE pay per view type event, there is a guy, shoulder length hair, kinda goth looking, always in the front row with a woman who appears to be his Mom would be my best guess. Who is that and how does he score on-camera front row seats for every important event?

His name is Shagger Jones.  He made a fortune in the fur trading business in northern Canada.  He’s a relative of the late, great Crusher Verdue.  Either that or he’s just some fan that I have never noticed before.  It could go either way.

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