1. Rewatching 2000 programing on the network was a nice reminder of just how over they were for the first half of 2000. What got them so over? The dancing? Did they have a big “moment” of sorts that got them as over as they were?
2. The crowds were going nuts for them. Did the WWE utilize them properly at that time or do you think there was more they could have done with them all?
3. The Rikishi heel turn in late 2000 – terrible idea correct?
For the NXT people who are wrestling at Takeover: War Games and then Survivor Series the next night, how is that going to work exactly?
Will this hamper the show making them extra safe in the Wargames matches so as not to ruin their participation the next night?
Or do they just put in a half ass effort as part of a multi person match with 14 other people in it at Survivor Series?
I’m thinking they’re going to have some emergency backups on hand ready to go.
Either way, this has got to be tough on the NXT roster.
Random question that popped into my head while I was reading the thread about old wrestling columnists. I first came across you when playing EWR, as you were one of the four available match reviewers. Did you actually provide any written content to Adam Ryland,
or was it just him impersonating your style in the game??
These blows came after Shane left months earlier for a fat WCW contract, plus Tazz and Dudleys departed for WWF.
These had to be massive losses for Paul E? He brought in freaking Erik Watts, Chaz Taylor (of GWF "fame"), and pushed Justin Credible even HARDER!? what a sad shitshow
Yup. It sure was.
3 other Doinks?
Mr. Perfect no-showed and was replaced by Macho Man. He didn't show up again until WM X. Did they think he was done or was he expected back to wrestle at some point after Survivor Series?
Shawn Michaels was reinstated after Jerry Lawler's arrest. If Lawler was able to compete, was Shawn coming back anyways, or did they rush his reinstatement due to Lawler's legal issues?
I know house shows have not been major money makers for awhile, but with the new contract extensions are they going to be cost prohibitive?
With Vince handing out 6 figure contracts to low level talent like candy won’t that result in huge talent costs for small shows with a couple thousand tickets sold? I would think they can’t dilute the star power too much or no one will show up.
Or do you think they just eat the losses as being good for brand awareness and just brush it off?
With Punk now officially rolling in Fox money, how long will it be until a deal's made for him to appear on Raw, Smackdown, NXT, or Network special?