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Smackdown To Three Hours?, Linda McMahon & WWE PG, NXT In The US, Voodoo Kin Mafia & The New Age Outlaws Getting Sober

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With Raw moving to three hours do you see Smackdown doing the same?

I posted this question for any WWE writer or producer that may be reading just so they could have the assurance that things could be worse. I don't see Smackdown expanding and I have my doubts about how long Raw's expansion to three hours will last. Monday's are already extremely chaotic and adding an extra hour of live TV doesn't have anyone excited (not even the majority of fans that read this website). Think about it for a second. The WWE writers and producers have to hammer out a three-hour live show with very limited preparation time. Two hours were stretching things thin and the extra hour has hurt morale and I'm told many are going to try and "gut it out" but could quit due to the added pressure. The ultimate factor will be how the first hour does in the ratings and that will be an uphill climb this fall with the return of Monday Night Football.

If Linda McMahon loses her election is there a chance that WWE programming can turn to more of an Attitude Era product? I feel that by keeping a PG product they are trying to make her look good while she would be destroyed politically if it is more violent.

I cannot tell you how many times this question has came up over the years. Vince McMahon is committed to producing family-friendly PG programming for a myriad of reasons. Sure Linda McMahon's aspiring political career plays a factor but it isn't the only reason and things aren't going to change anytime soon. Any time Vince McMahon is asked about PG he boldly reiterates his commitment to it.

Why has WWE dropped all mentions of NXT?

WWE NXT currently does not air domestically but is available in international markets. I've heard the company is working on clearances in the United States and the wait will be worth it. We post full taping results after every taping as you can check them out in our WWE Spoilers section.

I was re-watching some old TNA stuff and came across the Voodoo Kin Mafia or VKM. As you know they are the New Age Outlaws. Some of the things they did and said were pretty bad and I would assume made Vince McMahon kind of upset. What did the New Age Outlaws need to do to make up for all that? Not only to Vince, but to Hunter and Shawn as well.

At the time Road Dogg and Billy Gunn were still partying a lot and went through with a gimmick that was very hard on Vince McMahon, Triple H and Shawn Michaeals. Road Dogg is on record as to saying he feels they went too far on some of the things they said. Since then, both Road Dogg and Billy Gunn have gotten clean and mended fences with not only Vince, Hunter and Shawn but with others in WWE as well. Check out this shoot interview that Road Dogg and Billy Gunn did with RF Video as they address these issues for themselves. Road Dogg is once again climbing the ladder in WWE as a producer. We hear so many bad stories in this business the success of The New Age Outlaws is a good one and very inspirational.

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