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WASTING KEITH LEE, SAMOA JOE ON COMMENTARY, CANCELING GLOW AND MORE

By Dave Scherer on 2020-10-11 10:00:00

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No one can blame Netflix for cancelling GLOW if they are looking out for the safety of the cast, but during a time when we have actual wrestling shows taped weekly, plus shows like the Walking Dead (where they literally have hordes of actors portraying zombies in close proximity) resuming filming, is it a poor excuse to use the pandemic as the reason to cancel GLOW?  I don't know the ins and outs of filming a tv show, but we know there are ways to work around the pandemic.  Why can they not test everyone before they enter the set, similar to what WWE and AEW do?

I would guess it comes down to money.  The Walking Dead, for example, makes a lot of it.  Plus, they do their zombie hordes outside.  GLOW is more of a niche product in the Netflix empire.  It’s probably not worth the expense it would cost to film the season.

Vince McMahon has absolutely mishandled Keith Lee since bringing him to RAW.  Of what you've seen so far of Lee's RAW run, what bothers you the most?  Is it his booking?  The fact that they took 2 championships in NXT off him so soon?  His constant change in ring gear, much of which does not look good?  Replacing his NXT theme with generic guitar music?

What bugs me the most is that there is no plan for him.  He had a ton of momentum in NXT, which airs on the same network that Raw does, and he should have been brought in as something special.  Instead, he’s just the next guy to be brought up from NXT.  They have taken what makes him special and wasted it.  It’s not the first time they have done it and it won’t be the last.

Tony Khan is generating headlines in the UK for the absolute balls up he is making of his football club (Fulham) here. He has just publicly undermined the manager and players amongst other things.  I know the AEW fans won’t like this but I can’t see what all the fuss is about Tony Khan. He comes across to me as insincere and phony. Am I way off? The ones who like him most are those earning from him. What say you? 

I don’t know anything about what he is doing with Fulham so I can’t comment on that.  I don’t know him personally so I can’t comment on that either, other than from what I have seen he acts the way a lot of children of rich parents acts.  A lot of people born with a silver spoon have a much different perspective on life than the rest of us do.  Why is there a fuss about him?  He has created and back a wrestling company that a lot of people enjoy and they appreciate him for that.  You can’t blame them for that.

With Samoa Joe becoming increasingly more comfortable at the announce desk, coupled with his recent injury issues, should he be considering a permanent move to full-time announcer?  As we know, WWE announcers are considered employees and are entitled to benefits and a lot of travel expenses covered by the company, so if you are Joe, is that more attractive than attempting to resume his in-ring career?  Or is the lure of one more run at the championship too great for him to consider retirement at this point in his career?

If I am Joe, who is 41 years old and as you said has dealt with his share of injuries, I take a look at the lay of the land.  I would be honest with myself and realize if I wrestle again I will probably not be in the title picture, first off.  So then it would come down to how much do I love to wrestle.  I can’t answer that for him.  But if it’s me, and WWE offered me a full time announcer deal, I would take it.  They could always do something where he wrestles occasionally but to me, having a job for the foreseeable future, with the perks of being an employee, would be something I would lean toward doing.

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