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THE ONE QUESTION I WOULD ASK TRIPLE H IF I KNEW I WOULD GET AN HONEST ANSWER, TRUMP BACK ON WWE TV, WWE KEEPING FOOTAGE AND MORE

By Dave Scherer on 2018-05-13 10:00:00

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If you could ask Triple H one question and he had to answer it honestly, what would it be?

“Paul, if the over was set at 100.5 as to how many times you said to Vince, ‘I think starting the XFL is GREAT IDEA’ and I bet it, I would win the money, right?”

Do you think we will ever see President Trump back on WWE TV?

I never say never but it certainly seems like he has left Sports Entertainment behind for politics.  But, I could see him doing a cameo like President Obama did in the past.

What is the process for training referees? For example, at the WWE PC, is there a separate set of classes for refs in training, or do they more or less work alongside wrestling trainees? Furthermore, do referees get any rudimentary wrestling training, or are they just taught how to take bumps?

Referees, for the most part, get trained as wrestlers first so that they can understand what goes on in the ring.  They get trained at the Center too, plus they work matches just like the aspiring talent do to learn by doing.

I know that other video libraries have understandably higher priority, but what are the odds of the WWE Network adding episodes of the old C-shows like Jakked, Metal or Shotgun? I remember watching Jakked ages ago and seeing future stars like Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode and AJ Styles jobbing out to then-WWF wrestlers. I'd bet WWE would want to get a lot of mileage out of the "Before They Were Stars" angle.

It comes down to what they think will draw an audience because converting the content over to the Network is time consuming.  Since none of those shows have been done yet, I don’t see them being a priority.  If they get to the point where the things that are a priority are done and uploaded, then they will probably consider adding those shows.

Also, does WWE hold onto footage of dark matches taped prior to TV and PPV over the years? I know that some fans have been able to get their hands on some dark matches thanks to satellite trickery and upload them onto YouTube, albeit with lousy quality.

The company plans to keep everything that they record, for a few reasons.  One, it’s content for posterity.  But there is also the added benefit of having video proof in case, for instance, someone claims something happened to them at a show.  

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