Chris Jericho's Flag Incident, CM Punk/Daniel Bryan Rivalry, Stables In WWE (Or Lack Thereof), Thoughts On TNA's Lawsuit

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What are your thoughts on the Chris Jericho/flag incident? I myself can't help but think that there is at least a slight work involved considering he does start touring with Fozzy again in a matter of days?

I'm just learning the details about the flag incident in Brazil involving Chris Jericho but from the information I have obtained so far, it appears fairly legitimate. Obviously in this business you can never rule out the possibility of it being a work, especially given the lengths WWE has went in trying to prove that Chris isn't leaving (check out this video on dot com). What makes me think the incident is a shoot is the fact that Jericho's match was stopped midway through, not in the beginning or end. I find it hard to believe WWE would want to kill the momentum of the show's main event (which was inevitable) had it not been a serious issue. I will post more details when/if they become available.

Do you see CM Punk/Daniel Bryan as potentially as big of a rivalry as Shawn Michaels/Bret Hart? I think if handled correctly, this could go on for years.

When WWE began to feud CM Punk and Daniel Bryan, I know we were in for a treat. On Sunday, we witnessed one of the best matches we have seen in a WWE ring in years, as they clearly didn't disappoint. While the work between Punk and Bryan has the potential to go on for an extended period of time, a new name has emerged in the program. Based on information I have obtained, that I will be detailing later today, it appears any hope of an extended singles-only feud has been derailed for the time being. Punk and Bryan are top guys in WWE and after building Ring of Honor they are now on to carrying the main event in WWE.

What has happened to stables in WWE?

We get a lot of questions from readers that are curious about stables in WWE. While stables have the potential to greatly help the product, they can also become overdone and get stale very quickly. The right opportunity needs to arise before a stable can be created and then it has a limited timeframe to get over with the audience. One of the things I hate about what happened with the nWo, DeGeneration X or even the Nexus is they were pushed beyond that timeframe. As a result, some of the luster wore off and they became a shadow of what they once were.

What are your thoughts on TNA suing WWE over contract tampering?

TNA is trying to protect their business but fighting WWE in court is a losing battle. WWE has more money and resources and they can outspend TNA just for the sake of outspending them. The money and resources that will be used to fight this battle could probably be better used trying to better their product. While TNA may have a case, WWE’s lawyers can tie this thing up in court for years before any type of settlement is awarded.

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