Wade Barrett served as a “remote correspondent” during WWE NXT on Wednesday night. Barrett explained during the show that he was not live on the show for a strange reason.
Barrett said: “I’m trapped in Dexter Lumis basement. Can you send help asap?” Wrestling Edge is asking The Boogeyman to save Wade Barrett, he will come looking for you!
Wrestling Inc. owner Raj Giri and Wrestling Observer owner Dave Meltzer discussed NXT and the quality of wrestling product today.
XAshleyAllen tweeted: “You’re right, NXT has the best fighting quality in current wrestling alongside NJPW.”
Raj Giri replied: “I have always cared three times for the quality of the matches. I am not going to convince my friends to watch Creed 2 because there is a 5 star fight. Let’s get back to the things that people care about. Sourcing of the hardcores will end the business. “
Dave Meltzer responded: “It has become a talking point for people who listen to people who are not paying attention. WWE has never cared about the quality of matches and it has declined. The non-WWE ones are the most popular in 20 years. Providing great matches has been key to that growth. “
“Big matches have never been the best in any combat sport when it comes to popularity, great personalities always have been. That said, big games have never been so important to the growth of the company and the talent itself. “
When asked if he was giving Giri a chance, Meltzer said: “It’s a chance for anyone who buys the idea, everything points to hardcores and that’s why it’s not popular. Because not everything is aimed at hardcores and some parts of the pre-pandemic business were growing. The sky is not falling, although some people want to say yes. “
Vince McMahon fires two big names in WWE
WWE fired Director of Talent Relations Nicole Zeoli, who worked for the company for 11 years and took over as Director in 2018. A WWE diva leaked a “banned” photo of Vince McMahon.
John Cone has been fired as Senior Manager of the Talent Relations Department. He still has a job as a referee. PWInsider broke the news of these layoffs.
Vince McMahon praised WWE management during today’s earnings call: “Like any other form of entertainment or sport, we came out of COVID. At first, we were in survival mode, but we found a new life. Sure, we saw this as an opportunity to rethink the way we do business and open what I call a WWE treasure chest. The only way to do that is by having the best management team in WWE history.
We have that team. A team that is innovative, a team that drives revenue, and has reorganized our company in a more efficient way to take advantage of new revenue streams, new online platforms, new consumer products, new content creation, and new opportunities to expand our portfolio. of media rights worldwide. I’m always excited about our business and I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited than I am right now. “
Stephanie McMahon posts a photo of a ’embarrassing’ diva
Stephanie McMahon apologized to Mickie James, retweeting her embarrassing photo showing the garbage bag sent to her after her firing. Triple H fired an employee for the photo.
Stephanie said: “@MickieJames, I am ashamed that you or anyone else is treated this way. I apologize personally and on behalf of @WWE. The person in charge is no longer in our company ”.
WWE also fired Samoa Joe last week. Sean Waltman said on his Pro Wrestling 4 Life podcast: “Yes, [Samoa Joe] sure, ”Waltman said. “People are discouraged. I also. The thing is, this is Samoa Joe man. He’s a leading player anywhere as far as I’m concerned, and it opens up a lot of possibilities. I can’t wait to see where it ends. “
“I could see ROH. It has a history with ROH and even Impact. I guess it depends on what they offer. Here’s the thing, they released a dozen people or whatever at once. Some people might think, “Well, you put excess talent on the market,” but there is no excess talent like Samoa Joe on the market, no matter how many people are released. “
WWE also fired Peyton Royce, Billie Kay, Bo Dallas, Mojo Rawley, and many others last week.
. @ MickieJames I am ashamed that you or anyone else is treated this way. I apologize personally and on behalf of @WWE. The person in charge is no longer in our company. https://t.co/nvN4WsKC0I
– Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) April 23, 2021
Triple H leaks WWE firing after ‘burying’ a diva
Triple H has fired a WWE employee for sending a garbage bag to Mick James after his shot.
Triple H said: “Upon learning of the disrespectful treatment some of our recently released talents received on behalf of the company, we took immediate action. The person responsible for this inconsiderate action has been fired and is no longer with @WWE. “
Triple H praised Damian Priest on ESPN’s Cheap Heat podcast, “I looked at Damian Priest, I’ve seen him for years and I was like ‘man, this guy is, he’s talented. Everything I know and hear about him, he’s positive in all levels. Then he came to work with us, I remember, at a slightly older age, right, but I was like ‘Man, this kid can fix everything.’
But when I met him and started working with him, I thought, ‘Man, he’s like a sponge,’ no one just ever helped him get where he needed to be. Once the lightbulb started beeping for him, I thought, “This is a game changer for him.” He’s a little older, but he’s in good shape. He finally has the opportunity to put all those pieces together because he was not afraid of change or challenge. “