After WM 8 and before he came back in Feb'93 was there any attempt by Vince to get Hogan back earlier? When he returned did he get a new deal or was he under the same deal from when he left after WM 8? Also after he
left again in July'93 after a European tour vs Yokozuna, were there any conversations about Hulk coming back either later in '93 or early '94 before he signed with WCW?
here was a story going around that Brock Lesnar was in line to play Drago's son in the movie Creed 2. The storyline is that Creed, the son of Apollo Creed, faces the son of the man who killed his father, with Dolph Lundgren back as Ivan Drago. The tease was Brock Lesnar playing Lundgren's son. I was told right now that is more a publicity stunt for the movie and no deal is in play at this point.
Scott,Reading through the Observers from Vince's "Do No Harm" rise in the mid 80's did anyone besides Crockett running the Clash against Mania IV ever try to use Vince's tactics against him? Vince would get Jerry Blackwell blocked for medical reasons, afoot the Illinois commission of the Kerry Von Erich situation, yet no one thought to pay off the Michigan/Indiana commissions on Andre the Giant's health before the Hogan matches in '87-88? Did they not think as underhanded as Vince, or another example of too cheap to truly fight?
You know the type, loud as a motorbike
But wouldn't bust a grape in a fruit fight"
Hi Scott, I'm reading stuff from all sorts of years (your recap today from 86, the Observer recaps that up to 1994, some of Nick Temple's year-by-year recap books). I know we all like to say "because WCW" and I was a WWF-only kid, but I get the sense that were times when 80's/90's NWA/WCW was really firing on all cylinders. If I wanted to go back and see the best year, what year would you pick?
When Flair came in in 1991, was it always assumed at some point Herd would be out and he would go back to WCW? When he came in, was he making the kind of money that guys like Hulk, Macho Man and Warrior were? What was his relationship like with Vince, and
did he have any say in his creative during his time there? Do you think WWF ever regretted letting him go back to WCW with the run he had after he came back?
Been torturing myself watching the last year of WCW and a few questions so far.
1. Why isn't thunder on the network? it seems they really tried to make that show important to follow story lines stating in 99
2. What was the deal with Savage returning form a long hiatus to interfere in a battle royal and never heard from again?
3. Whats up with the sporadic appearances of Bret Hart getting involved? was their a chance of him returning to the ring or was it a case of using up contract dates?
I'm only in May so i've got a little less than a year to go, but i'm sue i'll have more questions
What on earth is the business sense here?! Shouldn't a "businessman" like Vince try to monetize everything the crowd clearly likes. The two biggest stars of the past 25 years are Austin and Rock. Both were heels whose charisma and catchphrases blurred heel/face lines and they got so over it couldn't be ignored. Why not let organically over talent get a push? If only for money reasons
results/wwe-new-delhi-india- live-results-triple-h-defeats- jinder-mahal-247696?utm_ source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=So we had to sit through that six month title reign full of ** matches that ruined Shinsuke Nakamura just so he could headline this tour in India, which turned out to just be one show. And HHH goes over anyway.But Mahal got the respect handshake, so he’s a made man
A seven-month title reign, just so he could job to Hunter in his home country. What can you do but laugh?
Is there any reason over the course of the brand split that The Undertaker was almost always on the SmackDown roster? Even during his brief stint on Raw, he was usually on both shows since he was Undisputed Champion.
Was being Team Blue 4 Life ultimately the Deadman's choice? Wouldn't Vince have preferred that one of his most established stars spend more time on the A Show?
Scott,There’s a new book out about Brian Pillman. No idea if it’s any good or not but wanted to let you know.
Do you know if the WWF ever thought about turning Hillbilly Jim into a heel? A lot has been said about Paul Orndorff being a backup opponent for Hogan at WMIII if Andre couldn't go; but what about Hillbilly? Consider
the following: it was preestablished that he had been trained by Hogan. Supposedly he had gotten his first pair of wrestling boots from Hogan. So if he turns on Hogan on SNME, you've got the same dynamic as Hogan/Andre, but you've got a heel with better mic
skills and better wrestling ability than the Giant. Furthermore, you could bring back Uncle Elmer, Cousin Luke, and Cousin Junior and get a Four Horsemen like thing going on, perhaps culminating with the Megapowers versus the Megahillbillies at Summerslam
and Survivor Series. Is this just crazy fanboy booking, or did the WWF miss the boat?
Scott- the L.A. crowd got behind that ridiculous Bray/Matt segment more than anything else…couple questions:-Obviously WWE is going to monetize the hell out of it (making Matt more cash) but doesn't it have a shelf life about as long as the Hardy's initial push?-As long as it's a midcard act, does the E just let Matt run with it (Senor Benjamin, Vanguard 1, etc) or will it be reined in like everything else-Does this do squat for Bray or is it just a minor blip (it doesn't fix the long term issues with Bray for sure)
Who should eventually have the big main event match with Asuka? Build Baszler in NXT and bring her to RAW? Have Rousey up on the main roster as a special attraction, stay separate for a time, Rousey on Smackdown until eventually they cross? Someone else? Also, would you have Asuka’s big match main event a PPV?