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WHY FANS ARE NOT AT SHOWS, WOULD WWE SHUT DOWN FOR A FEW WEEKS, WHO SHOULD PLAY RIC FLAIR AND MORE

By Dave Scherer on 2020-07-13 10:00:00

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I have been meaning to ask this for a while now.Back in the very late 80's-early 90's there was a promotion called "IWF" that taped its show at Universal Studios in Florida. It was run by a man named Eddie Mansfield .My question being is that the same Eddie Mansfield that was "blackballed" for exposing the business on 2020 to John Stossel,and was recently featured on the Dark Side of the Ring series? if so does he come off as a hypocrite for putting down wrestling promoters especially when he was one himself?

Yes it's the same person.  Hypocrisy in wrestling?  Yeah, it happens. 

With a big name like Chris Hemsworth playing Hulk Hogan in a movie, if they ever did a movie for Ric Flair (which I would think would make one heck of a movie), who could or would you like to see playing Flair?

Donald J. Trump.  I would love to see him do the Flair Flop.  

Whenever the WWE had either lumberjack or lumberjill matches, the difference was that the male lumberjacks wore their regular ring attires while the lumberjills wore street clothes during the Divas Era. Thoughts?

I really don't have any thoughts because I don’t remember noticing.

Reading the recent highlights from Kevin Owens' interview, I noticed he touched on the past week's travel and taping schedule. With all the new testing and positive results and scrambling that went on, do you think Vince should have gone to the USA Network execs and said something like "in all the years we've been on this network we've never taken a week or 2 off for any reason. We've delivered shows when maybe we shouldn't have (Benoit death, Owen's death, etc). How about you give us 2 weeks off to get everyone tested, a taping schedule in place going forward and then we can get back on the air?"  Do you think 1) USA would give them this "free pass" and 2) Would Vince even do it (much less think about it)? At this point, I'd say it's a no-brainer that it needs to happen. Your thoughts?

I think if Vince went to NBCU and asked for that, they would definitely grant it.  I know people who work for NBCU that were shocked WWE kept running.  That leads us to question 2, Vince wants not part of any hiatus.  He wants to keep running the wrestlers out there and producing shows.  That is his focus.

When do you think we will get live fans in arena back? If rallies and protests happened, why can’t we have fans back? 

Protests are spontaneous events.  Rallies are what the President holds (and asks people to sign a liability waiver if they attend, which should tell you all you need to know about the safety of said events).  If it were up to Vince, I am sure he would run buildings and have as many people as possible at them.  That said, local municipalities and buildings won’t allow it because virus cases are spiking around the country and it would be a really stupid thing to do to fill buildings with people.  Even if they don’t care about making people sick, they don’t want the liability, and that’s IF governments would allow them to do it in the first place.  They get that some people don’t want to take the virus seriously so they are protecting them from themselves.

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