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WAS IT A MISTAKE TO HAVE LESNAR BEAT TAKER AT MANIA, CAN VINCE CHANGE NXT CREATIVE, 90 DAY NON COMPETE CLAUSE AND MORE

By Dave Scherer on 2019-04-07 10:00:00

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Does Vince have ANY say in the creative of NXT?

He has say over all creative but he largely lets HHH and his team set the direction.  At the end of the day thought he could make any changes that he wants.

How does the 90 days no compete clause work right now? Is it for everybody or only for the wrestlers that their contract has interrupted before it naturally expires? 

It’s a clause in WWE contracts that the company can enact.  If they do, the talent gets paid their downside guarantee for 90 days.  During that time they can not wrestle for another company with permission from WWE.  When it expires they are able to work wherever they want.

Considering that Brock Lesnar has been booked to demolish nearly everyone in his path, and hasn’t given back anything to the business since, in hindsight was it a mistake to have him end the Undertaker’s WrestleMania undefeated streak?

I always thought it was a mistake.  I always felt Taker should have lost the streak to someone on the rise, like when the veteran put over the young talent on his way out of the territory back in the old days.

Watching the announcement on Raw by Stephanie McMahon and the careful wording of "Winner Take All" and the avoidance of the word "Unified" it appears to me that the winner of the Women's title match at WrestleMania will be a dual champion like a Euro-Continental Champion Kurt Angle where he had to defend them separately.  It'd be a way to keep one of the women on both brands for a while too.  Does it appear that it the route they are going to you as well?

At this point in time I have no idea and I will not guess as to what they will do.  I have a feeling we will find out tonight to on Raw tomorrow.

With Taker and Cena both being confirmed to be at Mania I thought of a way to make everyone happy with the Angle retirement match.  Have Angle in the ring and then queue to the back where someone locks Corbin in his locker room or something like that. Then Cena’s music plays and he comes out and puts Kurt over.  After the match Corbin finally comes out and complains Cena stole his Mania moment and demands a match. Queue up the gongs and Taker comes out for a quick squash.  This way Kurt gets the final match he deserves, Corbin still gets a high profile opponent, and we get a Taker appearance to help make it happen.  Thoughts?

My take is that if you are going to have John Cena wrestle a match, you advertise it.  He is making a name outside of wrestling and him working would create publicity.  I think we are going to get Angle vs. Corbin.

Angel Martinez sent this item, concerning the term skinning the cat. ... It was a 1940s term that described boys hanging from a tree branch with their arms and pulling themselves up (like the wrestlers). It is believed that the term was invented seeing cats on trees nearly fall, hold on and pull themselves back up. The cat would often have scrapes and cuts. Hence "skinning the cat". Whether that's true or not, it would make sense since the term was invented by older wrestlers who would have been alive in that era. I'm 37 but love the old days and ways.

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