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Reacting To NXT Faction, Kaitlyn's Arrest, What TNA Is Hoping To Gain By Suing WWE, Match Outcomes

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We have all been waiting for the debut of Dean Ambrose, so my question is do you like how his debut it set up? Or do you want him involved in something different or without Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns?

It's far too early for me to judge the faction of Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. I can tell you the preliminary plan is for them to be a big deal to get immediately recognition from the WWE audience. The company promoted their run-in attack at Tuesday's TVs on dot com and are advertising them in an interview segment on next week's Raw. As with any newcomer, it's a challenging situation because no one knows how the audience is going to react until plans are executed. With that being said I wasn't a huge fan of the Nexus-type run-in at Survivor Series and felt ripped off over the finish to the main event.

Seeing as Kaitlyn's arrest wasn't something serious, do you see this having an impact on her TV time?

I would be surprised if Kaitlyn's arrest has any repercussions to her WWE career. Cameron was only suspended for 15 days for DUI and bribery and there are countless situations of nothing happening to workers that are popped for a DUI. If anything, the arrest was embarrassing on Kaitlyn's behalf as there is now a mugshot of her all because she didn't pay a traffic violation.

What is the main purpose of TNA's lawsuit against WWE?

The reason TNA Wrestling filed a contract tampering lawsuit against WWE is because they felt WWE used information on expiring talents to poach their roster. It started with Ric Flair and was beginning to trickle down to others. Knowing they can't match WWE financially, TNA locked it up in court to send the message their roster just can't be poached by WWE at their leisure. I was told it's to show potential new investors the roster is safe. With that being said I don't know where things stand with Royal Capital Corporation as they were exploring a possible investment stake in the company.

Everyone knows the outcomes to matches are pre-planned, however who at ringside knows the outcome? Obviously the workers and referees do, but do the commentators, camera crew, etc?

We get this question all the time and my answer is the people that need to know are aware of the match outcomes. One thing everyone should realize is there is a giant dry erase board backstage at all WWE shows referred to as the Big Board. This board includes the lineup and outcome for every match on the card. Other details such as the producer, time and referee are also included. This information is also available on the match script. Outcomes are top secret until the night of the show then word will begin to get around.

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