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By Dave Scherer on 2019-05-26 10:00:00

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After watching the last Being the Elite video, Matt Jackson mentioned he didn't know if the series would continue after the weekly show started.  In his words, "his plate would be full".  My question is this...  From what I have seen, Cody, the Bucks, and Kenny Omega are all EVPs with the company.  Now I have no genuine idea what responsibilities that position comes with, but I just wonder, can these guys be regular on air in ring talent like say a Seth Rollins and still be VPs running the show?  Triple H still does promos, but as far as week to week in ring work, not so much.  Is that more of an age thing with H or does it reflect how much work goes into that type of position?  Also, let’s face it, The Bucks are the biggest tag team name in the company right now.  Can they push themselves as the top team, or do you think they should elevate someone else?  What about the Lucha Bros.  Impact and MLW make a big deal about them being on their shows, how does that affect them in AEW?

That is a good question and we should find out the answer over the next few months.  Making talents top execs we will see if they use their position to make stars or not.  That will be one of the big things to follow in AEW as they get on TV in the fall.  They need to make new talent to make the project work.

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Ok...I apologize up front for what is I'm sure your millionth time reading some variation of this question. But...viewing the (excellent) VICELAND documentary on the Montreal Screwjob got me you, looking back from 2019, think there's even a chance that the entire thing was a work??? I found myself nodding along with Scott Hall, who voiced his doubts over the legitimacy of the situation.

It’s wrestling so there always has to be a minuscule chance of a work but I really don’t think that it was.  

Ok I’ve got a quick question following last Tuesday’s (05-21) Smackdown Live.  Dolph Ziggler who hasn’t been seen, heard from, or even mentioned on TV in months all of a sudden returns attacks Kofi and feels that he should be in the title picture?  Really?  While I agree that Dolph has been completely misused and treated very poorly for a guy that can go as a fan why should I even care about him and what he wants?  

I will just look at it from an “any guy that isn’t a main-eventer” perspective.  If John Cena comes back and does that, fine.  But for a non top of the card talent to come back and jump the line?  It is shock booking that once one thinks about it, makes no sense.

I just saw your article on the accusations posted by Konstantin Kyros in regards to the late Ashley Massaro.  I just have to ask...What is this guys problem and why does he have such a hatred towards WWE?  Yeah he lost all those lawsuits he filed, but it seems to go beyond that in my opinion.

I can’t speak for him but there are a lot of rumors that he is trying to keep his lawsuit that he filed against WWE going.  So it wouldn’t shock me that him doing what he did is somehow connected to that.

Ryback, when he parted with WWE stated that HHH had told him they don’t want ‘stars’.  The comments he stated were "Hunter [has] told me directly [that WWE does not want young talent to have economic freedom]. He goes, 'we never want another marquee name here in the WWE.' This was during my first contract negotiations. Yeah, legit told me, he goes, 'we're never going to have another John Cena.' And if you look, that's why they book guys the way they book them. They don't want guys to have too much power anymore." Is this one of the big reasons for the ratings decline? Am I wrong in thinking a TV show is bigger for the stars they have on it? I know WWE and in particular NXT has great wrestling, but a TV surely needs more? Entertainment and ‘stars?’

First off, I think what Hunter has shown in NXT is that he does like bigger stars.  So if he said that to Ryback, he was probably echoing the company’s party line.  With that said, yes the fact that most of the talent doesn’t stand out or achieve special status is my main cause of the ratings drop.  People don’t want to watch a show where everyone is the same.  They want to see stars and main-venters.


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