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By Dave Scherer on 2019-07-20 11:08:00

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If you were Tony Khan would you offer CM Punk a Lesnar style part time contract or would you need him on the road every week? I could see Punk not signing if they wanted him to travel every week.

I would want him on the road full time, but I would also be willing to give him time off when needed.  If AEW doesn't have a house show schedule, that makes things easier.  He would just need Punk for TV, Bleacher Report events and PPVs.  I wouldn't go as low as the 30 some dates Lesnar has, but I would be willing to give him ample time off when needed.

Why isn’t the NJPW app available for either the Roku or Apple TV?

They haven't made one yet.  I would love for them to do so as well. In the interim, I just make my own.  I open NJ World in Safari on my phone or iPad and then send it to my Apple TV.  It plays great on my TV!

After watching the WWE special on the 2nd coming of ECW, I realized that it helped launch the careers of guys such as the Miz, Kofi, Sheamus, Zack Ryder, and CM Punk.  It gave them much needed TV time and put them in main event spots and big matches that they definitely wouldn't have been in on RAW or Smackdown at the time.  For all the many faults and failures of the WWE version of ECW, as a 1 hour weekly TV show, should it get more credit for essentially being the precursor for NXT and helping to launch the careers of guys like the ones I listed?

It depends on how you look at it.  From your perspective, sure you could give it credit.  From my perspective, no.  It was no the precursor to NXT as it was a Vince McMahon vision and NXT is a Paul Levesque vision.  On top of that, most of the talents you mentioned were basically on ECW because they weren't going to get a push on Raw or Smackdown.  They could have easily gotten the same kind of push there.

Is there a reason that the WWE does not use the term Bullet Club?

Yep, trademark issues.  WWE doesn't use names unless they own them.

Why does Hulu edit Raw and not Smackdown?

I believe it's due to the length of the show.

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