(Re: The hiring of the new business-people as heads of New Japan) From the new WON: "Let’s just say that the next few months are going to be very interesting. The excitement so many had for working here has taken a hit. It’s really a bad time for that with the goal of international expansion and that fun vs. WWE money was a key to a lot of people, but if you lower the fun aspect, that changes the equation, and basically we’re coming in on the single most interesting and important contract season since New Japan started garnering some international growth. There are people who in the past had never even considered WWE who are thinking about it, and others who were completely committed to staying who are probably still leaning that way, but are considering the WWE option."

Tanahashi as Spartacus! Pokemon tagteam! David Finlay as Aquaman!

Dave was talking about the situation on the show last night and yeah, it’s bad. The Young Bucks in particular seem to be dropping hints that they’re not happy, and if they go, then that whole crew goes. It’s a really strange time to making major upheavals in the power structure, too, especially bringing in people who have no experience running a wrestling company. Vince might get his wish and get to gut the company after all!