Since Chris Jericho said he doesn’t believe he’ll ever work a full-time WWE schedule again do you think he’ll ever hold the WWE Championship again?
WWE Championship reigns are hard to predict if not down right impossible. It all comes down to the right opportunity. With WWE changing their mind on how they utilize part-time talent, especially with The Rock as the current WWE Champ, it’s certainly not improbable that Jericho will hold title again. However, in this latest run Jericho is not being highlighted at the top, most likely due to the timing of his comeback. Vince McMahon wanted the WWE title on Rock this year so he could use it as promotion with Rock’s busy movie release schedule this year while also re-matching last year’s Wrestlemania main event, which drew the company’s biggest buyrate to date.
Why did TNA stop using the six sided ring? It made them unique and was different from what fans were used to seeing.
Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff made the call to return to the traditional four sided ring in TNA Wrestling. They didn’t feel it worked and weren’t shy about their disdain for it. Below is an excerpt of an interview Hogan did back in 2010 with UGO’s Chris Radtke:
Chris Radtke: Any plans to get rid of the six-sided ring and go to a traditional, four-post squared circle?
Hulk Hogan: Oooooh boy. You trying to read my mind or something, brother? Between you and me, that thing has got to go. I don’t know when and how quick I can get rid of it, but that thing has got to go. It looks like a children’s version of an MMA ring, you know? I mean, I just don’t get it. The guys don’t do anything different in there that they’d do in a normal ring. It looks like they are bouncing off toothpicks. BOINK! Little just Boinkie Boinkies. It looks like one of those rings you buy your children to play with. (Editor’s Note: Hulk Hogan did in fact make “boinkie Boinkie” sound effects.)
CR: It’s a playpen.
HH: THANK YOU! I’m going to use that. Oh I’m going to steal that, brother. I’m going to use that in every interview now. You know what I mean? It’s not that wide-open flow where you hit the ropes. You run your opponent over. You hit the ropes and take somebody’s head off. Instead it’s that boinkie-boinkie-boinkie. I can’t stand it. It’s got to go. That’s the first thing I’m going to do. (Editor’s Note: Hulk Hogan did in fact make “Boinkie Boinkie” sound effects. Again.)
Has there been any word on the status of El Generico? The last I heard he was signed by WWE and scheduled to debut in NXT Wrestling.
Yes, El Generico is under WWE developmental contract and is working in NXT Wrestling. Readers were thrilled when he appeared as El Genrico but were disappointed when WWE decided to take the gimmick literally.
I was watching a couple episodes of Raw in which Brock Lesnar attacked wrestlers and I was just wondering: is it just me, or does Brock look reckless and sloppy at times in the ring? I wouldn’t feel safe with him in the ring.
It’s not just you, Brock Lesnar is a little reckless – but I’d be lying to you if I said it wasn’t entertaining. Remember Lesnar’s “confrontation” with The Miz on the February 4th episode of WWE Raw? There were some in the back that wondered if Brock was going to kill him. An exaggeration for sure but the fact of the matter is Brock is a little stiff these days. I don’t think it’s intentional and blame it more on ring rust and the fact Lesnar hasn’t worked a lot of matches in the past several years. He can wrestle, there’s no doubting that (his a former NCAA heavyweight wrestling champion)… It’s just when you’re as big as he is and don’t get a lot of practice, things get a little interesting.
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