Is there legitimate heat between Triple H and Chris Jericho as a result of Hunter’s promo from a couple weeks ago?
Chris Jericho initially seemed peeved over Triple H’s promo on the October 21, 2013 episode of Monday Night Raw. He later admitted he’d been drinking Grey Goose vodka and that was the reason for his reaction on Twitter. My problem with Hunter’s promo is he essentially dismissed Daniel Bryan, who never looked like he had a chance to keep the WWE title in his program with Randy Orton. The lack of direction and long-term planning with the corporation is obvious and extremely problematic. At this point, I’m ready for the angle to end.
A lot of people complain that TNA could do a better job marketing their product. What could they do better?
We’ve discussed the marketing and branding in TNA Wrestling for years now and there hasn’t been much change despite modest growth. If I or anyone else knew exactly how to solve TNA’s problems and could easily explain them, we’d have a guaranteed job with the company. It’s always easier from the outside looking in but one thing that has really hurt TNA has been the lack of structure at the top. At a WWE taping, there is no question who is in charge. Vince McMahon is atop the chain of command and has his hands on everything to make sure it’s running smoothly. That’s not been the case in TNA. There are egos and personalities everywhere and one can only hope that will end with the departures of Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff. TNA hoped Hogan and Bischoff would be their ticket to mainstream relevance when it actually looks like they had the opposite effect for the past 4 years.
Did you notice all of the negative commentary when Tyson Kidd and Natalya came out on this week’s Monday Night Raw? They really seemed to be ripping on Tyson a lot. Does Tyson have any heat backstage?
I took it that JBL and company were doing a little worked shoot ribbing on Tyson Kidd upon his ‘return’ match. I heard several people were happy with the work of Tyson Kidd and his stock is rising in the company. Kidd is a guy that is well-liked by his co-workers and I can honestly tell you I’ve never heard a bad word about him. Kidd talks about his serious knee injury in a new interview with dot com that you can read at this link.
If and when Undertaker decides to retire, who will make the decision on whether or not the streak ends? Undertaker or Vince McMahon?
At this point Undertaker has complete and total control over the booking of his character. He’s going to sign off on all plans before he agrees to come in and work. He’s earned the right to retire undefeated at Wrestlemania and the streak will go down as one of the most iconic records in the history of WWE.
From the Ask WNW vault…
December 2009: What is the highest rated episode ever for Monday Night Raw? – WWE Monday Night Raw is War scored its highest rating ever on May 10, 1999 when the show did an 8.1 cable rating. That show was headlined by Undertaker, Triple H, and Shane McMahon taking on Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Vince McMahon with Shawn Michaels as the guest referee in a six man tag team match. Ratings over the years have ranged from the lower 2s all the way up the 8.1 I talked about, with the ratings being in the 5s and 6s during WWE’s most popular days back in 1999. Recent years the show has done in the 3s with an occasional 4.
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