Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Wrestlemania, WWN, Rob Gronkowski & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Wrestlemania, WWN, Rob Gronkowski & More
March 26, 2019
DougMaynard.com

These come from David G. It’s time for some Q&A about the world’s greatest entertainment. Let’s do this…

A string of bad creative decisions has taken the steam out of just about every major angle going into Wrestlemania. Given that there is still several weeks of TV to go until Mania, how do they bring us (the audience) back in order to get back some of the steam they have lost and gain the most momentum heading into Mania? Given all that’s happened with the booking, will all will be forgiven if the matches at Wrestlemania end with the desired results, ie. Becky going over Ronda clean, Kofi over Bryan, changing Angle’s opponent, etc.

Not several weeks, but 12 days and counting. I think that a lot of the bad build will be forgiven if, as you say, the “right people” win, aka Kofi over Bryan, Seth over Brock, Becky over Ronda, etc. And so long as the matches are good and the show exceeds all expectations, a lot will be overlooked and forgiven for that as well. It doesn’t look, as yet, as if Angle will be getting a break and Corbin is still as of now booked to be his opponent, but we still have one more RAW and of course, there is the Kick-Off show and maybe we’ll see Cena take Corbin out of action and then take his spot against Angle. Who knows? But how does WWE bring back the fans who, as of yet, are still not interested or excited. By adding stipulations to the matches already in place, such as the angle last night with Batista versus HHH where if HHH loses, he can’t wrestle again. Make the matches left to add with the remaining roster exciting and worth watching. Let the fans know what Undertaker will be doing, if anything, at the event. **coughStingcough**. Just pump up the hype and make it a show that everyone wants to see and the fans will come.

Do you see a day when WWN will be on the WWE Network?

The WWN (World Wrestling Network) is the parent company behind EVOLVE, Shine and Full Impact Pro that provides streaming content of some great wrestling action and live events. The WWE already provides assistance to EVOLVE at times, with some financial backing and talent trades so it’s obvious that the WWN is on their radar. Unless WWE switches the Network up and starts going outside the company for new, live material, I don’t think WWN will have a spot there. They do their own PPV’s and that would put them in competition and have to stop before WWE would bring them aboard. If WWN was to be purchased in whole by the WWE, then it could and probably would happen, but as long as WWN exists as a independent company, it won’t.

Being that WWE usually has a few matches they call main events, what are the odds Seth and Brock close the show and Becky, Ronda, Charlotte goes before them?

As of yesterday, WWE has announced that Becky versus Charlotte versus Ronda will be the main event of Wrestlemania and will be closing the show so we already know the answer to this question. I can’t imagine that Brock is too happy about it, but so long as the check clears, I don’t think he’s complaining too much.

When the Midnight Express is finally inducted into the Hall of Fame, should Randy Rose be part of the package along with Bobby Eaton, Stan Lane, Dennis Condrey and Jim Cornette?

Considering that the actual original Midnight Express was Rose and Norvell Austin before Condrey came aboard and long before Bobby Eaton and Jim Cornette became part of the package, there is a case to be made for adding Rose to the mix. He was also part of the classic feud of the “Orignal Midnight Express” versus The Midnight Express in WCW where he and Condrey, with Paul E. Dangerously went to war with Eaton, Stan Lane and Jim Cornette. If and when the Midnight Express are inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, I would have no arguments with Randy Rose being part of the package. But that being said, given WWE’s previous example of not inducting Ole Anderson, one of the original Four Horsemen, when they inducted The Horsemen, leaves me to believe that Rose will not be included unless Cornette, Eaton, Lane and Condrey insist on it and make it an issue.

Rob Gronkowski has announced his retirement from the NFL. Do you think the WWE is in his future?

Mojo Rawley, one of Gronk’s former teammates and one of his beset friends, seems to think so and I tend to agree. Gronk is only 29 years old and for a man that used to being in the spotlight and physical competition, I can’t see him enjoying retirement or sitting at home for too long. He’ll be looking for a challenge and given that he’s had a taste of WWE and wrestling and is a big fan, a move to WWE and the Performance Center is a natural next step.

And there you go. My thanks to David for the questions and thanks to you, the readers, for reading this. Any comments, thoughts or questions, please feel free and drop me a line. Until the next time, don’t forget to support your local Indy wrestling companies and performers. Have a great one and I’ll catch you later.

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