What were your thoughts on last night’s 30-man Royal Rumble match? I felt it was largely disappointing.
I’ve heard varying reactions from readers on their thoughts of last night’s 30-man Royal Rumble match. I felt like the match was largely disappointing until the end with Sheamus and Chris Jericho. The go-home sequence was very well done but I do feel there was too much comedy in the bout and it lacked any major surprises. I’ll have my detailed reactions on Richard’s Backstage Blog later today.
Will WWE make Mark Henry a top guy against after spending so much time building him up?
While not World Heavyweight Champion, Mark Henry is still a top guy in WWE. He’s scratching and clawing, working hurt to try and keep the spot he’s waited a decade and a half to get. WWE officials have reassured him he’s still in their plans a main event performer, however, Henry has been unhappy with the way he’s been booked. You can read more about Henry being upset at this link.
Does WWE provide talent with health insurance and benefits such as paid vacations and paid time off?
Performers in WWE are classified as independent contractors, not employees, so options such as health insurance are not available. This has been controversial throughout the years; however, little to no progress has been made when challenged. As for paid vacations and paid time off, a worker will collect their downside guarantee as long as they are not suspended. Therefore if they request time off, and it’s granted, it is paid time off as they are collecting all but show bonuses.
With Cowboys Stadium in Arlington having a seating capacity of almost 100,000, do you see WWE hosting Wrestlemania there in the near future?
It was rumored that Cowboys Stadium was a heavily-targeted venue by WWE for Wrestlemania, however, it’s not going to happen. The Dallas Observer quoted a Cowboys Stadium spokesman earlier this month who said the venue can’t host Wrestlemania over the next two years because of upcoming obligations the venue has with the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
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