Have you ever written for WWE or have you ever considered doing it?
While many feel WWE would never hire an internet writer to their creative team, it’s been done before as the company recently hired former Baltimore Sun writer Kevin Eck. While Eck wasn’t a reporter that broke news, he did blog frequently on the company and was honest in his assessments. I also had some friends that wrote with me back in the early-2000s that went on to work in the WWE creative department so while WWE may frown upon me in my current position I guess it’s not out of the realm of possibilities that they’d be interested in me. With that being said I haven’t worked for WWE and it would not be something I would be interested in. My position here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com allows me to cover the business on my own terms without having to abide by anyone else’s guidelines. I would also have a problem with the company’s travel schedule as I wouldn’t want to be on the road all the time away from my family.
Christian returned to WWE on Sunday at Over The Limit to win the Intercontinental Championship, a mid-card title. Is this seen as somewhat of a demotion or is Christian still considered a main-event talent?
Christian has had to scratch and claw for his position in WWE but he’s currently viewed as an upper mid-card talent. While he’s working as a face after his return at the pay-per-view on Sunday, I feel his best work is as a heel. Christian’s spot as Intercontinental Champion is certainly a demotion from competing for the World Heavyweight Championship, however, I’m sure guys like The Miz would love to have his spot.
I love the idea of Raw expanding to three hours but based on the opinions I’ve seen around the internet, I’m in the minority. Why do you think this is and what are your thoughts?
The recent quality of programming certainly plays a factor in the lack of enthusiasm from the fan base regarding Raw Supershow’s expansion to three hours. While there have been some shades of brilliance, many of the shows have been like “pulling teeth” at times. In order for WWE to be successful with their expansion, they are going to have to present something that is going to make fans want to tune in a full three hours. From an internal standpoint, the writers are dreading it because of how chaotic the tapings already are with two hours of live television. While I discussed my thoughts in detail in yesterday’s WNW Premium Mailbag, I’m not looking forward to the expansion more than anyone else. WWE is better off leaving the fans “wanting more” and that’s going to be very hard to accomplish.
What is your personal opinion on TNA hiring Brooke Hogan?
The hiring of Brooke Hogan as an executive in TNA Wrestling is clearly the result of Hulk Hogan flexing his muscle to give Brooke something to do. I disagree with it and think it’s absolutely ridiculous. Brooke is not a wrestler and is in no position to be in charge of anyone. Moves like this do nothing but hurt locker room morale and cause resentment for upper management. One reader tried to compare the hiring of Brooke Hogan to Shane and Stephanie McMahon working in WWE and while there are similarities, the McMahon kids had to work their way up before they were ever in charge of anything. If Hulk absolutely had to employee his daughter, he could have eased her along in a role where she wasn’t labeled an “executive” out of the gate. What’s next, letting Nick run talent relations?
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