Wrestlemania 8 Booking

When they made the double main event of Hogan-Sid and Macho-Flair, was the plan always for it to be Hogan winning by DQ and Macho Man winning the belt back?  Were there thoughts that Hogan was going to come back at some point and continue feuding with Sid? 
Was there ever talk of Sid going over, or a pinfall by Hogan?


Was there ever talk of Flair keeping the title and Savage winning it later at Summerslam?

Also why did Money Inc get the belts from LOD instead of Natural Disasters with whom they were feuding with?  Were their plans for LOD to get the belts back sometime after they returned at WM 8?

​That's a lot of questions.  Yes, the plan was for LOD to get the titles back at Summerslam, or at least challenge for them there.  It was actually changed relatively late in the game.  Hogan was definitely, in Vince's mind, supposed to come back and have more terrible matches with Sid, and probably get the belt back in the process.  Normally he would have pinned Sid there, but Vince wanted to make Sid into the next Hogan, and Hogan was "retiring", so they didn't really want Sid doing the clean job there.  And Flair's title reign was originally thought to go much longer, but business wasn't good with him on top, so they changed it sooner than planned.  But yes, rough idea at the time was Flair keeps it until Summerslam and drops it to Hogan or Savage there.  ​

Dunne and Gargano in the dark

Hey Scott

Not sure if you've heard, but Pete Dunne and Johnny Gargano will be facing each other for the UK Title in a dark match on the TakeOver show this weekend

Personally, as both someone who lives in the uk and has a network subscription, this has really wound me up

Why would they punish loyal customers who give them money every month by denying them what could possibly be the best match of the weekend just to juice live ticket sales?

Those people are paying WWE once for one night of entertainment, we're paying them in perpetuity

Stuff like this makes me wonder why I even subscribe

​It's gonna be the main event of next week's NXT, innit?  Before we do anything rash like starting an internet petition or Twitter campaign.​

Monday Night Raw – June 16, 2003

Monday Night Raw
Date: June 16, 2003
Location: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler

We’re past Bad Blood and thank goodness for that. Hopefully it means we’re done with Kevin Nash as a main event star though stranger things have happened. Since Smackdown will have its own brand exclusive show in September, we’re on the road to Summerslam in just over two months. Let’s get to it.

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NXT – November 15, 2017

NXT
Date: November 15, 2017
Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson, Mauro Ranallo

It’s the last show before Takeover: WarGames and that means things could be getting very fun in a hurry. The big story tonight, aside from the build towards Saturday’s main event of course, it Andrade Cien Almas and NXT Champion Drew McIntyre coming face to face. That match hasn’t gotten a lot of attention so a good focus could serve it well. Let’s get to it.

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Should they have kept the belt on Reigns?


Hey Scott,


For all the flak Reigns gets, in hindsight, going back to Survivor Series 2015, should they have just kept the belt on Roman for the last two years? With the exception of AJ's stellar run with the belt, every one else has been a flop — Sheamus; Triple H; Seth Rollin's for five seconds; Ambrose; Cena for a month; Bray; Orton; and Jinder. 

Since Reigns is their guy, wouldn't it have made more sense to have him win it at SS15 and hold it until he drops it to AJ in September '16. Then Cena can win it at the Rumble and drop it to Reigns at WM33, who holds it indefinitely. What's the point of throwing the belt around like this? When Cena was their guy in 2005-2007, they just kept the belt on him regardless. 


​Yeah, I've said many times now, if they wanted Reigns to be The Guy, then they should have just pushed him as The Guy and made him champion.  Vince is obsessed with creating the perfect coronation moment for him at Wrestlemania and having him magically turn into Hulk Hogan or John Cena, and it's just not how it works for everyone.  They needed to push Reigns even harder until people just accepted him as WWE champion like they did with HHH, because THAT is what generally does work.​

BoD Daily Update: November 15th, 2017

WWE.com NXT Preview

http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/2017-11-15

 

Rolling Stone Interview with the Young Bucks

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/features/young-bucks-on-bullet-club-shirts-wwe-rivalry-diy-wrestling-w511667

 

Another Match To Be Added For The Survivor Series Kickoff Show?

There has been talk of adding another match to the two hour Kickoff show with a RAW vs. Smackdown theme

https://www.pwinsider.com/article/113603/another-survivor-series-match-msg-main-event-confirmed-and-more-wwe-news.html?p=1

Smackdown – November 14, 2017

Smackdown
Date: November 14, 2017
Location: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
Commentators: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton

We’re finally ready to wrap up the Survivor Series build but first there are two more title matches to get to, both of which could change how things look heading into Sunday. Tonight United States Champion Baron Corbin will defend against Sin Cara and Women’s Champion Natalya will defend against Charlotte. Let’s get to it.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 2-27-82

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: February 27, 1982

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Marc Lowrance & Kevin Von Erich

Can Kevin Von Erich earn a title shot by beating “Wild” Bill Irwin in the main event? Who undergoes a change in character? Also, what special guests reveal their presence in tonight’s reflection? Read on!

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