WrestleMania 34 I have to admit that I haven’t watched the WWE production in over a year. WrestleMania was the last event that I saw but what made me want to watch WrestleMania 34 was then The Undertaker coming back and Ronda Rousey. Continue reading “Wrestlemania 34 Thoughts and Reflection the WWE Product”
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
Possible Spoiler Alert
I have to say this PG era is really hurting the WWE for me. Gone are the days of blood. Which for the most part you can put up with, due to the nature of the matches however in the two hell in the cell matches in this show you can’t really excuse the lack of blood.
This is a huge problem for me because I was watching wrestling religiously in the attitude/ just after era where you’d see the like of Mick Foley and Triple H busted wide open. Although we all know it wrestling is staged these days it still has to hold some realism and having someone’s face forced into a cage of wire you’d expect them to bleed and there just wasn’t any. Not taking anything away from the wrestlers and the matches themselves because I was pleasantly surprised just how good they were. However with the lack of blood in situations where in years gone by there was loads I just felt the show of it all was just left lacking. After that moan, the rest of the matches were quite good as well.
Rusev and Big Show match was quite good, but the result from my point of view was a little annoying. The best part of the how is watching Mizdown make a complete fool of himself. So do the WWE need to look at this PG rating? For me for pay-per-views I think they do, I can understand your weekly shows being PG but for the likes of events like Hell in the Cell I have to say they need to step it up a gear. Otherwise the new stars that need to bring through are never going to get out the legends shadow because the likes of Mick Foley, The Undertaker, Triple H and Shawn Michaels just to name a few will constantly be in people’s minds and the current crop will be forgotten just because of the restrictions it would seem the WWE are putting on them.