Stone Cold Grills Triple H

The latest big podcast to be endorsed by the WWE has given Stone Cold the chance to grill the current COO of the WWE Triple H.  To be honest it wasn’t a let down for me they discussed quite a few topics that were very interesting, it was nice to see a different side of such iconic characters in the wrestling world.

I would like to say though I had my doubts about watching this podcast because I had been watching RAW and to be honest with Triple H in character on the show I was wondering how good it was actually going to be.  However I had no need to worry the characters were left at the entrance and it was quite a frank and honest discussion, about how the fans react and how Triple H is finding his new role.  Part of the discussion was the most interesting for me was when Stone Cold asked about Steph and for all intenses purposes asked Triple H (HHH) whether he slept his way to the top, and it was quite cool of HHH to admit he probably wouldn’t be where he was without Steph but at the same time he would have still worked his way up to something else in the company.  He highlighted that he worked hard and paid his dues before he got with Steph.

He also discussed the current talent, future talent and the way in which the business has changed and developed.  Highlighting when he and Stone Cold was at their highest they would know their demographic where as now the WWE caters from 8-year-old to 50 year olds and that’s why things have had to change.  Also with the World Wide exposure it now gets and the way people communicate online it means that things have got to change constantly in order to keep the audience happy.   He admits that there quite a lot more fans that understand when they are pushing a talent and when they are holding them back, along with understanding when they are ready and when they aren’t.  One of the major thing for me with all this said though was his admission that the Hall of Fame wasn’t just based on what you have done for the industry.  It is also based on your suitability as such he admitted without actually saying it so many words, that Chyna deserves to be in the Hall of Fame but because of her choices after the WWE career for that reason they will not be inducting her into the Hall of Fame, although not as definite than those words but that was the feeling I got.  Is this right or wrong I am not sure.

Would you put Chyna in the Hall of Fame? And also was there anything that stood out for you from the podcast?  Feel free to comment below and I’ll get back to you

WWE Report 29-0-14

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Over the last couple of months I have been watching the Pay Per Views (PPV) and RAW quite regularly and I didn’t think that I knew enough now to comment on the storyline until now.  I think that I am going to do a weekly segment about it, because I am really enjoying it at the moment.

For me the major thing for me is The Authority and The Shield, I am confused by it to be honest.  The typical storyline I have to admit though but the thing that is confusing me is yes The Shield has split but they split because Seth Rollins “Sold Out” but for me that doesn’t mean Dean Ambros can’t help Reigns does it?  I don’t want to give too much away this isn’t what the blog post is for, but of late you’ve seen Reigns in handicap situations why hasn’t Ambros come to his aid?  They both in some respect want to the same thing because Ambros wants to be there to keep Rollins down and Reigns wants the title, so why not combine your power because both would annoy The Authority?

The other big storyline for me this week was the Stephanie McMahon and Brie Bella and although wrestling is not known for the best acting, I think this has been very well portrayed for me.  The biggest problem this storyline has it’s not the male division its the diva, for some reason it doesn’t hold the same at the moment.  However seeing the time that the WWE gives to the Divas now it seems to be a lot more than I remember years ago.  I am interested to see how this storyline continues to develop because you just know that Stephanie will have something up her sleeve for Brie nothing is that easy when your dealing with a McMahon.

Those were the stand out points for me this week on RAW.  If you’re a wrestling fan and have some views on what I have said or any of the other story-lines at the moment in WWE why not comment and let me know what you think?