Well this is interesting. Just announced today, Paul Heyman has been named by WWE as the executive director of Monday Night RAW and Eric Bischoff has been named as the executive director of Smackdown Live. Both of these men were hired to be in charge of those brands. While those two are now in charge of running those two shows; however, it looks like Vince McMahon is still calling the shots ’cause like the article says the two must report to Vince McMahon.
Both of these men have one thing in common, though. They have experience in running wrestling companies. Like the article says Paul Heyman used to own ECW and Eric Bischoff was the president of WCW.
I know a lot of wrestling fans are getting skeptical of this but I think this is a pretty good idea. Heyman and Bischoff both know their wrestling ’cause they have a lot of experience in the business and they are very knowledgeable with wrestling. They definitely know their stuff.
I would give them a chance to see how they would do.
Some of you may ask, why is Vince doing this? Over the years in the WWE, Vince had full control of both RAW and Smackdown. He called the shots of everything and now it looks like Vince is finally giving up some control in WWE.
Is Vince finally waking up and realizing that he isn’t good anymore creatively? That could be a part of it but I think the real reason is that the XFL is about to be launched and he won’t have time to run both brands anymore. So he needs to give someone else to take over.
Another reason Vince is doing this is that ratings for both RAW and SD are still in trouble and this could be a ploy to help bring the ratings up. Could Paul and Eric shape up the wrestling business and take it to the next level? AEW is exploding and you can see that Vince is trying everything to compete with them.
I’m going to wait to see how Paul and Eric will do. I know a lot of wrestling fans out there will be skeptical of this but I’m gonna give these guys a chance. Paul and Eric could bring wrestling back to the WWE and that’s what I’m hoping and praying for. We’ll have to wait and see how they do.
Last night on RAW, it ended with Vince McMahon being fired as WWE CEO/Chairman by the board of directors, announced by Triple H. Last night, Vince came out in the ring to address CM Punk’s winning of the WWE Championship belt from the “Money In the Bank” PPV match he had against John Cena. Well, CM punk won the match and became the new WWE Champion. However, CM Punk left the WWE with the championship belt.
Read the full story, here.
Last year, Dixie Carter who is boss of TNA’s “Impact Wrestling” got fired by the board of directors when Hogan/Bischoff announced it. Then Hogan/Bischoff are now taking over TNA as owners. It seems that WWE is doing the same thing now.
Now that Vince is no longer CEO/Chairman, Triple H is Vince’s replacement.
There’s a lot of people believing all of this is real, because WWE is doing a good job making it seem like it was real with all the “kayfabe” thrown in.
I don’t think Vince McMahon is really fired. It’s a storyline. Vince is owner of WWE in real life and the only way for him to leave is to sell the company. So there’s no way he could be fired. TNA “Impact Wrestling” have been stealing storylines from WWE in the past, so maybe this is WWE’s payback at TNA?
Last night’s TNA episode, was actually a great episode. Mick Foley ended up being the Network Representative, that’s been busting on Hulk Hogan and Immortal for a long while. Mick made the announcement that TNA changed the name to their Thursday shows to “Impact Wrestling”, making the announcement public and official. TNA’s name change is an attack at WWE for leaving out wrestling out of their new name. Mick also introduced the return of Chyna, Joanie Laurer.
I’ll admit that Chyna is still looking really hot. Yes, she had plastic surgery, breast implants and wears too much make-up but you can’t deny that she turns you on every time you see on her TV. She hasn’t been on wrestling television for a little over ten years, she’s been gone for that long.
I hope Chyna’s run in TNA will be full time, and not just a short run. We’ll wait and see. Enjoy the videos, here, and here.
Since a lot of former WCW and WWE guys are working for TNA wrestling, that made wrestling fans wonder if Bret “The Hitman” Hart will ever work for TNA Impact someday. Will he ever? Well in this article, Bret has some positive things to say about TNA and not so positive things about TNA.
The positive? Bret says that TNA is more of a wrestling show because of the company’s lighter schedule than WWE. He says TNA is a serious rival against WWE, but doesn’t put the blame on the actual wrestlers. He also says good things about TNA star, Samoa Joe, who is the top star of the company right now and he worries that Hulk Hogan might take Samoa Joe’s spotlight if he has a match against him.
The negative? Well Bret slams Hogan and Bischoff. Explaining his experiences with Hogan and Bischoff when they worked together for WCW. Bret never got along with Hogan and Bischoff in WCW behind the scenes. He also says that Hogan believes in his heart that he is the star of the show and he is wrestling, which is a polite way of saying that Hogan is an egomaniac. Bret reveals that he will not work for TNA as long as Hogan and Bischoff are still working for them. Bret may consider working for TNA, whenever Hogan and Bischoff leaves.
Read more on what Bret have to say, here.
Can’t blame Bret, so good on him. Notice how a lot of other wrestlers hate Hogan and Bischoff in real life. Hogan and Bischoff have huge egos ’cause they think they are pioneers of wrestling, they think they started it all. Hulk Hogan didn’t invent professional wrestling, he only helped make it mainstream. I’ve always been a Hogan hater myself. There are other wrestlers that are more legendary than him.
In my opinion, Mick Foley, is the one that made professional wrestling to what it is today. Not Hogan.
Controversy is spreading the world of wrestling news online that Ric Flair beat up Hulk Hogan in a bloody mess at the press conference for Hogan/Bischoff’s Australian wrestling tour.
Was it real or a storyline?
Well, knowing that this is profesional wrestling, of course this is a storyline. Flair’s hand slap was obviously fake as his hand didn’t even touch Hogan’s head if you look closely.
Plus, there is a video where Hogan, Bischoff and Flair first arrive in Sydney, Australia before the press conference. Hogan and Flair are acting friendly to each other in that video. Hogan may have been pointing his fingers in front of Flair’s face, but I think Hogan was fooling around and joking…but notice Flair got in the same car that Hogan and Bischoff is in.
See for yourself.