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EMPTY SEATS AT TV, AJ STYLES’ NEEDED WARDROBE ADDITION, WELLNESS POLICY AND MORE

By Dave Scherer on 2018-12-10 10:00:00

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In the 12/3 show of Raw, the camera one side of arena being very empty. WWE maybe filling up the hard cam side to make it seem full, it was in Houston. Does WWE have a hard time selling out TV events?? Their show now is abysmal to watch. They have the talent to make it great but Im in shock just how awful the show has been.

As Vince McMahon himself said in the last earnings call, they already know they have a problem with the house show business and said they have a plan to fix it. I am not sure what that is, but he’s right, they do have a problem.  TV tapings haven’t been that obvious but it was last week, no doubt.  Whether that continues, we shall see.  But this point, WWE is a TV product first and foremost and if they have a problem filling the buildings for Raw and Smackdown, they will have to do something to address that.  Empty seats are almost always a message that is being sent by dissatisfied customers.

I have many, many, many issues with the way Vince runs his business.  However, as one of the millions of Americans that have struggled with drugs and alcohol, I respect his wellness policy, and the fact that WWE will pay for treatment for people, even if they don’t work for the company anymore and he has zero intention of ever bringing them back in.  It would be easy to look at this cynically, but at the end of the day he could still be saving someone’s life.  My question is, do you know if Vince himself is in recovery?  I mean it’s easy to see why he would help people that are under contract, but helping people that he owes nothing too is, in my opinion, a very selfless gesture that doesn’t exactly wreak of something he would do. 

No, he is not, at least not that I know of or have ever heard about.  The company has just made it a point to help wrestling personalities that need it.  They should be commended for all that they have done to help troubled people. 

So in the early 80's, Vince McMahon buys the WWF from his father and ushers in his vision of wrestling. He gets rid of long time champion Bob Backlund and brings in Hulk Hogan, and the rest is history. Looking back, let's say Hulk Hogan wasn't available, or stayed loyal to Verne Gagne and the AWA. Who do you think McMahon would have chosen to be the face of the WWF in place of Hogan?

I honestly can’t say because luckily, they had Hogan!  He was part of the perfect storm that led to WWE’s growth 

Shouldn’t A.J. Styles start wearing a cup since all his enemies target his d… ?

He should wear a damn knight’s suit of armor!

Do you see any money in the Undisputed Era feuding with WWE’s Bullet Club members (Or Balor Club/The/Club/Good Brothers whatever)?  I know Gallows and Anderson haven’t been used recently but teaming them with AJ and Finn to take on Fish, O’Reilly, Roderick and Adam Cole (Bay Bay) sounds enticing to me.

I like all of the guys involved and in Ring of Honor or New Japan?  Or even NXT?  Sure.  On the main roster, with Vince McMahon booking?  I don’t see him doing with them what you would want to see.  He is not big on using other people’s programs.  He likes to make his own.

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