The Can-Am Connection

I have heard so many different stories over the years on why Tom Zenk abruptly left the WWF in the middle of the gigantic push of the Can Am Connection in the summer of 1987.
Did Rick Martel really cut a secret deal with Vince for a bigger percentage of the teams earnings as Zenk has told in the past? Also, if Zenk had stayed would the team have truly gotten a longer reign then Strike Force did? Or was the plan all along to simply transition to Demolition at Wrestlemania IV?
​I will say that I can't see Demolition NOT getting those belts at Wrestlemania IV.  It was the right time and right place to pull the trigger on them.  So even if the Can-Ams had ended up with the belts, it doesn't seem likely they would have been long-term champions.  One way or another Demolition was getting those suckers.  
Zenk told a lot of paranoid stories about the Can-Am's demise over the years and he typically seems pretty honest about it because he no longer gives a shit about burning bridges.  And it does kind of sound like something Martel would do.  He's a pretty smart guy.  ​

Shield/Undertaker connection


Scott,
Love your work. I have a theory to run by you, if I may.

What if CM Punk is cutting a promo mid-ring about how the Shield are wrong to have done what they did at Royal Rumble and then the lights go out. Punk continues to berate the Shield about how their dumb tricks are stupid, etc. Then lights come back on and it's the Undertaker standing behind Punk.

My theory is this: do you think WWE has been conditioning audiences to accept the lights out gimmick for the Shield so that when the Undertaker comes back they are surprised?

Oh, and if you can, please plug my cartoon video about Paul London and Brian Kendrick's trip to Bob Evans.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOS_1T5gUoc

Thank you!
-Nick

Oooo, clever boy!  I approve of the lights out gag.  Although you know it's basically going to end with Undertaker beating Punk and the Shield 1-on-4.