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    Posted: 15/February/2018 at 20:43
Quote While awaiting the birth of their child, WWE's power couple of Maria Kanellis and Mike Bennett are also documenting "The Prodigy's" recovery from prescription drug addiction, which has brought with it a physical transformation for the WWE Superstar known as Mike Kanellis.

Back in August, Maria wrote about Mike starting rehab one month prior.

"July 15th was the beginning of the first week of my husband's recovery from prescription drugs. That was the hardest week of my life," said Maria. "Mike wanted to quit. Now, as we move forward even though the road is hard. It's the right road."

On Instagram, Bennett posted a "before-and-after" photo that documents his noticable physical transformation.

"Put in the work when no one is watching," reads the caption to the photo, which you can check out below.

He's done excellent to get in such great shape through fighting his addiction......

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfHJ8e1Bf27/?utm_source=ig_embed

He should be used on TV even with his pregnant wife not around, just like The Miz is.

By getting clean and having the motivation to get in shape, I think that shows management that he's a good guy to have around.
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He's not on TV purely because they have no storyline for him. They couldn't do what they wanted with him and now we're building to mania so there's not much point involving him. He might pop up in the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal and he's been wrestling live shows on and off for a while.

We'll see him again soon, probably once Maria is ready to return as manager as she is considered the prize of the two.
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Originally posted by Tom Colohue Tom Colohue wrote:

He's not on TV purely because they have no storyline for him. They couldn't do what they wanted with him and now we're building to mania so there's not much point involving him. He might pop up in the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal and he's been wrestling live shows on and off for a while.

We'll see him again soon, probably once Maria is ready to return as manager as she is considered the prize of the two.

Boy this whole post is exactly why I hate WWE booking logic. "He's not on TV because they have no storyline for him." 

* Find him a suitable opponent on the same show he's supposed to be on. 

* Put him in a match against said suitable opponent. 

* Have a professional wrestling match. 

There (assuming he's healthy.)  

He's been fighting Tye Dillinger in dark matches and there's no reason why that can't be seen on Smackdown and *gasp* heaven forbid develop into a lower card feud, you know like the WWF always used to have when they actually had a well developed layered with several levels system. 

Then it will mean more if the two tangle in the Andre Battle Royal. 

Asinine booking logic this is that WWE follows now.



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The issue you have is who do you cut from Smackdown to make room for those two?

Don't get me wrong; I agree with your logic. I'd love to see more of him. In a show that didn't feature Styles or Nakamura though it's not that easy to find space or time. That's why they wait for good storylines that might make people commit.
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Don't cut people out completely, Tom. That's probably the biggest error in WWE booking logic.

Go back to the old system they used in the attitude era where less time means more time. It's the biggest reason the attitude era's ratings were so good. Fewer people got bored.

An opening segment doesn't need to be 20 minutes long, other promos during the show drag too long with not enough being said or done. If they were more concise, and managed their time better, people could get the same amount of content into their promos, have it take less time, which means more time for other people to do things who weren't even going to be on the show before.

Mike Kanellis and Zack Ryder could easily have a feud on the show, with a match and a promo segment taking all of 15 minutes just by cutting down self-promoting advertisements, overly long entrances, recaps of either what just happened on the show or the night/week before on Raw/Smackdown, opening promos, and even by shaving a minute or so off mid-show promos. 

The two pronged effect is that more people get time on the show, building them up and helping generate interest in them, but also it helps keep the guys on top from getting over-exposed, and fans from getting bored of them.
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Originally posted by Tom Colohue Tom Colohue wrote:

The issue you have is who do you cut from Smackdown to make room for those two?

You have a false premise, Tom. You don't automatic start the booking easel with the same people over and over again (and yes I noted your point that the last Smackdown didn't feature the Champ A.J. Styles, probably to focus on the "return" of Ziggler, but my point remains that they do feature the same core of the Smackdown roster over and over again, such as Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Baron Corbin, etc.)

To answer your question, whoever has been seen the least the past couple of weeks you put on the show. Just like Fletch and I discussed in the Dual Branded Pay Per Views thread, the talent should be rotated from show to show. Perhaps a mid to upper mid card guy might only appear once every three or four shows; but that in turn is a benefit as it prevents overkill. This is how it used to be, and it worked. 

Originally posted by Tom Colohue Tom Colohue wrote:

Don't get me wrong; I agree with your logic. I'd love to see more of him. In a show that didn't feature Styles or Nakamura though it's not that easy to find space or time. That's why they wait for good storylines that might make people commit.

Also, what do you mean by "wait" for good storylines? Does the creative team sit around the room playing poker while waiting for a carrier pigeon to fly through the window with a storyline idea in its beak? I am pretty sure the "they" that you mention are the ones whose job it is to come up with storylines. 

You're defending flawed current WWE booking patterns again. 

Also, every wrestling match is a storyline within itself. Each guy is trying to win the match and thus climb up the ladder. This is another forgotten about aspect of professional wrestling. 



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Quote During a recent Q&A with fans on his official Twitter account, one fan sugged that Mike Kanellis could be better served if he went to NXT rather than the main roster right now. He responded with the following:

I’d love to go to NXT. I just wanna work and wrestle. https://t.co/fdjnpIpe4h

Mike Kanellis (@RealMikeBennett) June 14, 2018

 
Good on him. He wouldn't see it as a demotion because he just wants to wrestle on TV.
 
I think it would be a good short term move for him to build back up his profile until his wife is ready to return.
 
After all he's been through fans would be rooting for him to get a chance.
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A few points Kondor.

If you don't put the top draws on TV, less people will watch it. Fact. If you don't feature Tyrion, Jon Snow and Arya Stark for a couple of weeks on Game Of Thrones the ratings are going to plummet. WWE has the same issue. It's basic media stuff.

Very few people are invested in matches without storylines. People in here complain about them all the time. People on Twitter complain about them all the time. They complain about Raw being filled with "boring filler". You know what does help? A storyline?

And I am not at all happy with your insinuation that writing is easy, simple and not at all time consuming. Over the years WWE Creative have written hundreds of feuds over thousands of segments. They have to write things that are true to character but original, invest an audience at home but also hype a crowd in an arena. Sitting down to write 3 hours of programming takes considerably longer than 3 hours. Considerably. Then there's the long term planning, adapting to changes concerning injury or changing as adaptation to something just plain not working.

And of course rewriting because you wrote something too edgy and one of your bosses rejects it.

Yes, they are paid to write. They also have the right to go home and relax. Writing is not easy. It is mentally draining and taxing. Don't insult my craft by implying that anyone who can't write more than 5 hours of show a week, while maintaining long term strategies at multi level and directing their feuds towards pre-determined matches and pay per view shows is lazy. 
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Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

Quote During a recent Q&A with fans on his official Twitter account, one fan sugged that [URL=https://www.ewrestlingnews.com/tag/mike-kanellis" rel="nofollow]<FONT color=#3261ad>Mike Kanellis[/COLOR][/URL] could be better served if he went to NXT rather than the main roster right now. He responded with the following:
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<P dir=ltr lang=en>I’d love to go to NXT. I just wanna work and wrestle. https://t.co/fdjnpIpe4h


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<FONT style=": #000000]Good on him. He wouldn't see it as a demotion because he just wants to wrestle on TV.[/COLOR]

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<FONT style=": #000000]I think it would be a good short term move for him to build back up his profile until his wife is ready to return.[/COLOR]

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<FONT style=": #000000]After all he's been through fans would be rooting for him to get a chance.[/COLOR]


Would be a good move for him. Go to NXT to work on his character and get over down there before being promoted back to the main roster.

It was a bad call to put him straight on the main roster, granted his personal issues didn’t help but he didn’t have enough name value outside of WWE to make any real impact, he’s hardly AJ Styles.

I like the gimmick he and Maria have going on and think he could be a decent mid-card guy.
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I agree with that. Once Maria is back I'm sure he'll get something to work with but in the mean time there's nothing wrong with appearing on NXT for a bit and establishing himself amongst the NXT hardcore
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