Missed Opportunity

Scott, It’s too bad the roles were switched for Brass Ring Club and New Day. With Payback being in Baltimore, it would have been a great chance to dress the BRC in police uniforms and have them use a bunch of back breakers on New Day. I’m going to hell.

Yeah, I don’t watch the news, so “whoosh” as far as I’m concerned.  But I’ll assume that was a tasteless remark and you’re a terrible person for doing so.  Let me top you:  I’ve been thinking recently that Homicide and Suicide should team up and call their team “Chris Benoit”.  There, horribly tasteless AND accessible to those of us in the wrestling bubble!

Missed opportunity

Seems like the WWE is missing a huge opportunity to get some lapsed WCW fans to subscribe to the Network by not bringing Tony Schivone in to shill for the Network on an episode of Monday Night Raw. Seriously, why not bring Tony in for a couple of matches to blatantly shill for the Network and do a couple of bumper promos about how today is "the greatest day in the history of our sport because WCW Monday Nitro is now on the WWE Network!" "FOR ONLY $9.99!"

Also, doesn't the Cena/Brock feud kind of HAVE to make it to Hell in the Cell? Is there any other match on the WWE horizon big enough to headline that event?

​They could be doing all kinds of fun stuff like that, but they choose not to.  I'm pretty sure they have David Crockett under contract for his talking head stuff and they never use him, either.  
I really don't see Brock working HITC.  They can justify NOC because of the network re-subbing thing, but he's already shown not to make a difference on B-shows otherwise and it's wasting a date they could save for something important.  Their lack of depth and main eventers is probably gonna bite them in the ass, and by extension us, from October to the Rumble.​

Fwd: Just missed feuds/matches.

Wondering what feuds and/or matches you think would’ve been really fun if circumstances were just slightly different.

Say Austin had one more year left, maybe we get that run vs Lesnar. Foley makes it to 2001 and perhaps some matches with anyone in the Radicalz or Kurt Angle.

Any fun ones jump out for you guys?

I feel like Austin v Goldberg might have done some business had Steve been around in 2003.  Just a hunch. 

Dream Matches we just barely missed out on

Hola, Scott, somewhat of a long time reader, first time writer, etc.
Are there any matches that would be considered 'dream matches' that were almost guaranteed to be ****+ and they just barely didn't happen due to a backstage issue or a quick booking change or anything of the like? One I can think of is Chris Benoit vs CM Punk that was set for Vengeance '07, but you know what happened there… Are there any others that you know of/can think of?

The one that always drives me nuts is that we never got Sting & Luger v. The Megapowers as a PPV headlining match in 1995.  They were even building towards it on the early Nitros!  Of course the most glaring one in history is the total lack of Demolition (Ax & Smash) v. Legion of Doom.  We only ever got it once, at a house show when Crush was out, but every other match in the feud was either a six-man with Warrior or Smash & Crush as the team.