The wyatt family


What possible reason could there be for breaking up the Wyatt Family?

​Because WCW?  Really, Bray Wyatt is the only one they had any hopes for anyway, the other two were just gravy if they managed to get over.  At least they're still doing something with them instead of just giving them the "creative has nothing for you" pink slip.  ​

New Wyatt Family Member?

Quick and Dirty thought for you…ODB from TNA as a new, female ass-kicking Wyatt member?
I seriously doubt they would have interest in putting thirty something ODB through developmental for a year or more, and neither would she.  They'd be better off recycling one of the cookie cutter girls in NXT already.  
Also, when are they gonna bring up Alexa Bliss and team her with the Dust brothers as Pixie Dust?

New member of the Wyatt family?

I'm getting the sense that at SummerSlam we'll see the debut of a new Wyatt family member. Harper and Rowan being banned from ringside seems like the device to give us (and Jericho) a false sense of security that this is going to be a fair 1-on-1 match. But Bray is a bad guy, so of course he's going to find some way to cheat.
 
With the Wyatts' act growing somewhat stale lately, it seems like a good time for a shakeup. And while I mostly like how they've handled the Wyatts so far, a "cult" that never draws any new members comes across as pretty weak.
 
The WWE roster is full of so many options — guys and girls who logically would be disillusioned with the WWE machine and ready to "follow the buzzards" — that it could be anybody from Big E to a newcomer from NXT who makes the turn. Do you think this is a possibility, and/or something that should happen?

​Well yeah, the whole "stack the deck against Bray" deal is typically a clear sign that they're gonna break their own stip and do a new member of the Family to interfere, like Big Show in the Austin-McMahon match.  Although I really wish they'd spend more time coming up with better storylines and less time trying to find clever ways to get out of the storylines they came up with.  Personally I'm still confused as to what Bray is even trying to accomplish at this point and why anyone would even want to join him.  I guess one of the midcard geeks could turn to freshen them up, but it seems like a zero sum game.  To be honest I thought that the best idea floating out there previously was during the brief aborted Miz-Wyatt feud, where speculation was that Miz would get inducted and start growing out his hair and taking on a more badass edge.  I don't think more bodies is the solution but at least it's something, I guess.  ​

Sky is really falling – investors want McMahon family gone


"Ongoing losses, operating failures, material misstatements warrant and require urgent executive management changes or a sale of the company"

​I know, and people thought I was just freaking out over nothing when this TV deal thing broke last night.  As Dave noted on the audio show last night, the TV industry basically gave a huge ​vote of no-confidence in WWE as both sports and entertainment.  Vince has personally lost $350 million in a DAY.  That's three Linda senate runs!  Obviously there's a reason that they made sure to distance Hunter and Stephanie from the Network and TV deal negotiations.  

Family Guy – The Quest For Stuff

Hi Scott,
 How have you enjoyed the new Family Guy app so far?  And have I failed as a parent when my 9 year old daughter asks me if I can make Bonnie ‘twerk it’? 

​I like it!  I actually find the mechanics to be Simpsons-like but different enough to where it feels fresh.  I had pretty much hit the wall of stuff to do in Tapped Out anyway, and having to unlock each character through a series of actions rather than just having them pop in is a cool idea.  It feels like it takes a long time to clear new land and costs a lot, but that seems to be a way to throttle back progress a bit and yet keep you coming back.   That being said, I'm playing it on IOS7 on an iPad4 and it's been great for me, but I've heard people with serious bug issues on Android.  And I've had some issues with it not connecting when I'm clearly on an internet connection.  But overall it's a fun time-waster so far.  
And yes, clearly you are a terrible person.  ​

Wyatt Family!

Uh oh, Chris Walker should be concerned, because he’s already been supplanted as the hot topic of discussion in my inbox by THE WYATT FAMILY. IWC has been looking at the Wyatt Family program as a step down for Daniel Bryan and CM Punk, but this is their right of passage to make stars and Luke Harper could very well benefit from this.If they bounce around the ring for him, I’m thinking Harper could be money if he gets the opportunity. Harper has the size, the Mick Foley-esque look, can take some sick bumps and obviously has some skills that can be further developed in the WWE style.
Your thoughts on this matter?
He needs to trim that fucking beard.  Hey Scott, do you agree that Harper seems to be the “chosen one” (similar to Reigns for The Shield) who is already built up as the big star out of his group? he’s getting the most ring time by far (unlike Reigns though, who is more protected and almost unbeatable right now), he has his distinctive “catchphrase” (yeah yeah yeah / Reigns: ROAAAAARRRR), the big impressive finisher AND brutal finisher nr 2 (Spinning Clothesline & Big Boot / Reigns: Spear & Powerbomb) and getting the singles matches (unlike Reigns).
keep on rockin’!
He’s already a more impressive worker than Bray Wyatt is, and that can only help him.  You’ll notice we barely even see Rowen on TV in the ring.  I think actually that dumping Rowen and replacing him with a repackaged Ohno would not be the worst idea in the world.  I think he’s a good guy to put in there with the smaller guys because he can bump around with them and have good matches, but he’s not big enough to go in there with the big guys and look like a star, so there’s probably a good little midcard niche for him.  Roman Reigns, however, is gonna be the guy, so we might as well accept it now and get to like him.  He does have an awesome wrestling name, at least.

Family Guy

Hey Scott,
Not quite sure how I came about it, but I've recently been DVRing "Family Guy" re-runs on TBS and Cartoon Network (circa 2009-2011 or so), and I am a bit surprised how good I still found the show to be. I was an avid re-run viewer during its cancellation in those few years prior to 2005 when the show returned again, and I was even more a fan after the return. After a few years of the show's return I suppose I just got out of the habit, although I never felt that the show got stale or anything. Sure there have been some terrible eps over the years (all shows have them), but I'll be damned if even after 7 years back on the air a lot of these eps never fail to slay me. It's my understanding that it's become far more "cool" to hate on Family Guy these days, but outside of a handful of bad shows, I'm not getting the hate.
So, I know you were a fan because it's been well documented on the blog, but do you still watch? If not, is it more out of getting out of a habit or a show quality issue?

I don't watch the new ones anymore, no.  I have a bunch on DVR and watch them when I'm really starved for something to do, but at this point I'm pretty much just over the show.  It's not even quality so much as I'm just tired of the same bits and overdone jokes.  I think the Conway Twitty runs were what really killed it for me.  

Family Guy

Hi Scott,
 
Noticed you don't mention TV shows much anymore, but you used to be a fan of the Animation Domination lineup on Fox, which of course included Family Guy. 
 
I'm curious as to what you, and others, think of the show now?  I'm assuming most people think it's jumped the shark?  If so, was there a particular shark-jumping moment? 
 
Also, does it seem like over the last few years, Seth MacFarlane has gone for more gross-out humor rather than relying specifically on cut-away gags or unexpected responses?  It just seems like when I watch the more recent episodes, it's almost uncomfortable to watch at times (constant vommitting, occasional limb-loss, or Meg randomly pulling one of her front teeth out).  I know there's a big difference between currently being 32 years old, and being 19 when I first saw an episode of Family Guy…..but it seems like I rarely bust a gut laughing at the shows like I used to, and in fact,  get a bit disgusted at them now.
 
Thoughts?

 
 The shark-jumping moment for me was definitely Brian eating the poppy diaper in the bank vault.  The switch to HD momentarily renewed the show, but it's been incredibly hit-or-miss since then and I've been kind of letting them pile up on the DVR for a while now.  The Brian & Stewie time travel episode was pretty great, but as noted otherwise it's been a parade of gross-out jokes as of late.  I'm not losing sleep over missing it, I've got all the seasons on DVD and it's available on Netflix and all over syndication anyway.