Hey Scott –
I haven’t been watching some old 80s wrestling commercials on Instagram and YouTube that have popped up and I was noticing that Hogan is not in a lot of them you see a lot of upper mid card guys JYD, Steamboat, Volkoff, Skeik even Piper.
Was this on purpose to make Hulk feel like he was the “superstar”?
See the screenshot of an email I got from Ticketmaster today for the advertised as Raw-only PPV in May. I wonder if this is a one-off or if they’re moving away from dueling PPVs every other week. I mean if it’s a one-off… why Backlash?
Here's my theory of what they had planned. They buy ROH and eventually merge the cruiserweight division into ROH and maintain it as their “small guy brand” from Full Sail. We're seeing now that 205 Live is touring the northeast US. Could they have initially wanted that with ROH which has a built-in in fanbase for Northeast tours?
It just seems like Triple H thought he found a way to escape the cruiserweight fiasco and save face by doing this. The tape library and cutting ties to NJPW would have bonuses.