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WWE WON’T EVER GO TOTALLY PC, BUILDING UP TALENTS, KEEPING BRAUN STRONG AND MORE

By Dave Scherer on 2018-05-09 10:00:00

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Has there been any official reason as to why management let John Cone's kid be involved in the Raw Tag Team match at Mania? It still feels so random and bizarre to me.

Official reason?  They wanted to do it!  They don’t worry about official reasons.  They decided to make Braun look strong and use a kid to do it.  He was the kid they chose.

Did you feel as uncomfortable as I did when they had Big Cass parade out a little person to draw heat on Smackdown? I mean, it's 2018, not 1997.

Considering it was a few days after Hornswoggle worked in the Rumble?  Considering it was wrestling and they do tasteless things all the time?  No I wasn’t uncomfortable.  I understand that wrestling can be tasteless and low brow at times.  I don’t get offended by the product being what it has always been.

Similarly, what were WWE thinking when they pulled the Daivari angle in Saudi Arabia? I mean, I get that they wanted to get the Saudi prospects over, but did they not realize what a volatile stunt they were playing with? I felt awful that Ariya Daivari had to deal with death threats in the aftermath.

Again, they do what they do.  WWE does that kind of stuff around the world and they were giving Saudi Arabia the full WWE experience.  That is part of the experience.  WWE isn’t about putting out a straight wrestling show.  They add their bells and whistles to it and in their world, they think having the home town talents beat up the foreign heels is part of that experience.  I don’t know that I would have done it but I am not shocked at all that they did.  WWE has their formula for doing things.  Hell, back home they have an uber fit woman saying that a larger woman has bullied her when the opposite is true.  It’s just what they do.

I am a long term fan, great to see Lashley back. But... why is he back? As a viewer I have no idea. He hasn’t told me. Why should I care/invest?  I am a new fan. No idea who Lashley is. The company hasn’t so much as showed me a vid or promo. Why should I care/invest?

I hear what you are saying, but I don’t see much difference between Lashley and almost everyone else that they debut.  They don’t do a great job of character development in general so this doesn’t shock me.  It is what it is with them.  With that said, I answered this on Sunday but made it live via Twitter and on Raw they did a background piece.  Coincidence?

I'm noticing a cash-cow that WWE isn't Taking advantage of and am wondering your thoughts. One of WWEs best things they do is their documentaries. They have some up on the app but also more than a bit missing. Taking the new Hardy DVD as an example. Why don't they sell those on the site? I'm going to either go up to the mart of wall to get it or I'm going to download it from Amazon. I pay 9.99 a month  and would still have no issue paying 19.99 for a download of the disc set as long as it included everything the set has. It will cost me at least 10 bucks more at the retail shop. Why have a 3rd party take part of the money they are making? They could set it up like Vudu. It makes no sense to me.

They monitor everything that gets clicked on the site.  I could see them creating a tier with more content.  In this case, my hunch is that they have distribution deals in place that prohibit them from selling them in house, but that is just a guess.

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