What ended the career of Buff Bagwell so early?
Buff Bagwell suffered what was have thought to have been a career-ending injury in WCW but returned ten months later. Bagwell has been working independent dates for the last several years and prior to that had brief stints in TNA and WWE. His closest ties seem to be with Universal Championship Wrestling in Georgia but I had not heard a lot from him recently prior to the car accident.
How do you think a Divas Money in the Bank ladder match would go over with the crowd? Providing of course they get more than 5 minutes to pull it off. I for one think it would be a fun twist and would help revamp the Divas division which is sorely needed.
One thing about gimmick matches is they can quickly become overdone and lose their significance. Anyone that knows me knows I’m not a big gimmick match guy but I do think they have their place when used properly. The Money in the Bank ladder match has been one of the best gimmick matches in WWE history, producing entertaining matches where the outcome has really mattered (obviously scripted but very indicative as to who is next in line for a championship push). Based on the way WWE pushes their female talent, I would oppose a Money in the Bank ladder match for the Divas. If the company had confidence in their female workers and the Divas Championship was a competitive title with prestige and significance, my position might be different.
Rey Mysterio’s suspension came as a shock being that he hasn’t been wrestling. Why do the wrestlers not take the initiative to get WWE’s approval towards certain medication before taking them?
We still do not have details as to what caused Rey Mysterio’s second WWE Wellness violation. However, this position that the policy is a mystery and workers do not know what will cause them to fail is erroneous. The entire WWE Wellness Policy is online at this link. Not only can workers under contract get full details on the policy in a matter of seconds, it is open to all. If you have a question about which substance is banned, go here. Once a talent under contract produces a positive test they are given a chance to provide a prescription for what caused it unless it is banned outright (such as Soma and Miltown).
Were the firings of Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins part of the post-Wrestlemania cuts?
As I talked about in yesterday’s WNW Premium Mailbag, the “firings” of Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins were storyline. Obviously with cuts looming these are two names everyone is wondering about, however, official releases have not been given to them as of this writing.
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