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WHY TRIPLE H SHOULD NEVER WRESTLE ON TAKEOVER, IS IT TIME TO GIVE UP THE CALLIS/D'AMORE IMPACT REGIME, FINING UNDERTAKER & HHH AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2018-07-12 10:00:00

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With Impact Wrestling viewership being under 300,000 for close to two months now, is the honeymoon period over for Don Callis?  How much pressure will he be under to start to right the ship?

I don't believe so.  The audience numbers are going to be where they are no matter who is running the show, because the show is on Pop TV.  As I have written before, you can't compare anything Impact does now to the good old days on SpikeTV.  Plus, Don Callis and Scott D'Amore made it clear from the second they took over that the company wasn't going to something that was going to be fixed short-term.  It was always a long-term process, because they inherited a company deep down in a hole and they have to dig it out.  I don't see Anthem taking them out of power.  As I said, this is going to be a long, long, long process and when you look at the storylines and the work inside the ring, its been far better than the audience levels show them to be.  Changing the regime, again, is just a waste of time.  If they are going to pull the plug on them, they may as well just pull the plug on the entire company as opposed to another new direction.

Did WWE ever have any interest in Brian Cage before he signed with Impact? 

Cage was under a WWE developmental deal in 2008 and 2009 in FCW before being released.

What will be the next vintage content added to WWE Network?

As we reported last week, the current plan is to continue to add more Mid-South, WWF Coliseum Home Videos and WWWF All-Star Wrestling content.

HHH is a god to NXT fans. Regardless of how he is portrayed on Raw, he will always get a heroes welcome from the NXT faithful for the product he is responsible for. That said, could you see him using that status to wrestle at a Takeover show? It would be very fitting considering what he means to the brand and him working with someone like Ciampa, the best heel in the entire company, could be terrific.

I don't see the upside to Triple H wrestling on a Takeover event.   The shows are meant to spotlight the next generation of talents and to cement the NXT brand.  I don't see giving Triple H the amount of time needed for a storyline involving him or a match involving him to be beneficial to the brand.  If they needed him to draw a house, find, but they don't.  They sell out arenas on their own for Takeover.  I think the day he wrestles on Takeover, that's a sign the brand needs help and if they do, having him come in as a hot shot attraction won't be the answer.

This random question just popped up in my head and figured I'd ask you guys about it. I remember a few years ago after HHH and Undertaker had a WrestleMania match (can't remember the first or 2nd) that WWE posted that they were both given a fine for an unprotected chair shot. I don't think it was storyline since it wasn't mentioned on TV. I have heard of guys paying fines for things like that or being late, etc. Did Paul Levesque and Mark Calloway actually pay a fine or was it all
just a PR move? 

WWE announced it on their corporate website, so I believe it was a legitimate fine and a legitimate situation.  It was never used as storyline fodder.

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