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WWE Broadcasting Pre-Show Dark Matches, Nikki Bella's Title Win & Contract Status, Lord Tensai, Hogan's Controversial Tweets

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With WWE showing the pre-show dark match at Wrestlemania XXVIII on YouTube and now scheduling a pre-show dark match for YouTube at Extreme Rules, is this something we can expect to see on a regular basis?

Pre-show dark matches are done prior to all WWE television tapings and pay-per-views. They are used to get the crowd going before the show goes on the air. WWE decided to air the pre-show dark match from Wrestlemania on YouTube to give some exclusive live content to their YouTube channel as their agreement with the site is working out very well. I don't know if this is something that will become a regular occurrence now that they are promoting it for Extreme Rules but it is likely. I ran a story earlier this morning about WWE's deal with YouTube you can read at this link.

Is Nikki Bella still leaving WWE given the fact that WWE put the Divas Championship on her last night?

WWE wanted someone to beat Beth Phoenix for the Divas Championship so they could get the belt back on Kharma shortly before her return to the company. They did not want Kharma to go immediately over Beth so the idea was someone that could job had to take the belt off Beth. If the Bella Twins have signed new WWE contracts, I haven't heard it.

How long do you think WWE will keep ramming Lord Tensai down our throats?

WWE is obviously not ready to pull the plug on the gimmick yet, having Lord Tensai squash R-Truth a week after beating John Cena. I can't give you a timeframe but can assure you WWE officials are doing all they can to get him over. Company officials were probably hoping by acknowledging Tensai's WWE past the fans would recognize improvement from his time in Japan but so far his matches are still greeted with "Albert" chants.

Do you think Hulk Hogan should be making any sort of comment publicly in regards to what TNA should be doing? Wouldn't it be better to discuss this with the other higher ups then with his Twitter followers?

I'm not so sure Hulk Hogan completely understands Twitter or social media in general. His Tweets over the weekend that 70% of TNA's problems would be solved by going live weren't the first time his Tweets have drawn criticism. Remember when he put Garett Bischoff over and said others in the locker room could learn a lot from him? Perhaps he feels by taking the comments public they will create support from the TNA fan base and help his position with Dixie Carter. I don't know for sure but Twitter makes my job a lot easier.

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