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MOST TALENTS IN ONE MATCH, EDWARDS-CALLIHAN, WHO HANDLES WWE PROPS AND EFFECTS AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2018-03-08 09:57:00

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During the ring announcing for a competitor, why is it, that next to the home town, in every case, the home state is also mentioned - with the exception of Missouri? You get Boston, Massachusetts, Dallas, Texas, etc. - but:  Every time, Baron Corbin comes to the ring, he is from "Kansas City". That's it.

That sounds to me like something that is a Vince McMahon call, but it may be that Kansas City, depending on what part of the City you are in, falls across two states, so neither is mentioned.

With WWE announcing a 50-man Royal Rumble, what's the biggest number of wrestlers to be in one WWE match? What about outside of WWE?

That would likely be it for WWE.  WCW did 60 Man three-ring Battle Royals  at their World War Three PPV events.  I am sure we could find an independent show with more competitors in Gauntlet Bouts as well.

Who is responsible for ordering all the kendo sticks, tables, etc. WWE goes through? Is there one place they order things like kendo sticks from or are they gotten locally? Specifically, when they decide to do something like Braun vs. Elias with a bunch of instruments involved, do they just clean out a local music store's inventory a few days in advance? 

They have a department that's responsible for all the props and maintain a collection of tables, kendo sticks, etc. on the WWE production trucks so they are always on the road.  In the case of something like Symphony of Destruction, they will purchase what the company needs and their "magic" department will handle anything that needs to be done to make the props safer for the talents to use.

 So, about the Edwards-Callahan baseball bat spot…What was it supposed to be?  A folded chair placed on Eddie’s chest and struck with a bat is one thing, but the chair was just standing over him on all four legs.  Even a direct shot to the seat wouldn’t have been enough to collapse the chair onto Eddie, so what was the planned outcome?

It was supposed to be Callihan hitting the chair and making a big smack on it, with the idea that he drove the bat and chair into Edwards.  The bat skipped off the chair and came down and drilled Edwards.  If you watch the footage, Edwards moves his leg right before the strike, causing the chair to shift.  The safer (and some may say, smarter) thing to do would have been what you suggested, the chair laying flat.  I think it was an unnecessary spot and never should have been attempted in the manner that it was.  Obviously, everyone is going to try and make money off it now, which is fine, but that injury never should have happened, even accidentally, because the spot never should have been approved.

Some time ago WWE signed independent female wrestling star Kennedi Brink to be a referee in NXT. Are there any plans for her to not only continue to referee matches but to take part in them as well? She is after all an outstanding talented wrestler.

As of right now, all we have heard is she will be refereeing.  Obviously, they can always do an angle to change that.

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