Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Occupied!

You're fired (from WWE.com)
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger on Twitter

My plan was to lay low on the current booking of WWE programming lately, but after watching the October 10 edition of Raw, I have more questions than answers.  I should probably just let it play out, but here are some of my problems with this angle.

When Triple H first came out and relieved Vince McMahon of his duties, he became the Chief Operating Officer of all of the WWE, right?  So why did the walk out from October 3 not have an impact on Friday Night SmackDown!?  I don't like how they explained it with Teddy Long being in charge of SmackDown! Because if I remember correctly, the working conditions there were unsafe too, with Mark Henry attacking several wrestlers and an audio guy.

Raw's new GM (from WWE.com)
How and why would Vince be able to come back and fire Triple H?  Or relieve him of his duties and announce that John Laurinaitis is now the General Manager of Raw.  So who is the company's COO?  And since he fired Jim Ross, couldn't technically Teddy Long hire JR to join the SmackDown! announce team?

Okay, I'm finally watching SmackDown! from Friday night, and the explanation by Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Christian, and Dolph Ziggler makes sense to me, but I still think the whole premise of the angle is weak.  This is wrestling, of course you're going to face dangers and risks.  I think by having most of the roster walk about last week, it made them look weak.  Did  you hear the boos they received? It almost seems like this was just a way to get Triple H back into the ring.

But I'm not going to pass too much judgment on the angle.  Yet.  I will make this early prediction.  I bet Laurinaitis was on the phone with Stephanie McMahon Monday night.  I'm sure she's going to get involved in this somehow.

New team?
So will Triple H and CM Punk unite with the Rock and John Cena and Sheamus to take on the New Miz Order at Survivor Series?  Only time will tell.  I will say this, I'm curious to see where we're headed.

In closing, I think they introduced too many changes last night.  The walk out ended, Triple H gets fired, Miz & R-Truth rehired, JR canned,  Laurinaitis takes over, Vince returns on camera.  It's a lot to digest.  But I think they're trying to squeeze it all in before Survivor Series in a month.

What are you thoughts?  Post them here or on Facebook or Twitter.

1 comment:

  1. Travona, fan for more than 30+ yearsOctober 11, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    With HHH gone, I will probably leave also. HHH is the only reason I've been watching Raw or Smackdown in the last year. Someone else anybody else would have written a better angle. This show sucks worse than ever. No HHH no JR, no me. And John Cena is my favorite personality. What does say about this WWE product?

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