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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote HBKDX97 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/April/2014 at 21:11
Everything is rehashed. All stories have been told before, its the characters involved that make the difference. And beyond that, the NXT performance center alone shows that HHH/ Stephanie have a good grasp of how to progress the WWE to a new level.

I like Shane, but I'm not sure he did much more than copy his father's basic gimmick and jump off of things, creatively. I appreciate his dedication there, but I've never heard he actively contributed much behind the scenes, whereas Steph has been running entire television shows creatively since at least 2007.
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Steph is a shit creative writer though, for real. Terrible stuff. Makes Russo look like Paul Heyman. Triple H, however, has some interesting ideas IMO. Bear in mind that, even as a higher up, being involved in a storyline =/= having control over the storyline. Triple H, in his actual backstage role, has done exceedingly well. For 5+ years, everybody to come out of the WWE farm system without significant independent experience was shithouse. Jack Swagger was easily the best of the lot. Think about that for a second. All of a sudden, Hunter is heading development, and we've got Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt. That alone gives me the faith to believe he can make WWE better.
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I recall some interview with some former WWE writers and they made it sound like it was punishment when Stephanie put on creative in 2002. She was pretty horrible to work with then. That or she was living the gimmick of the Billion-Dollar Princess. 

I'll give credit to Trips for spearheading the revamp of developmental. Although it wasn't going to take much effort to improve upon the Johnny Ace game-plan. Building the Performance Center is a huge investment that was missing in developmental for a long time. 


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Originally posted by Raven Raven wrote:

. Jack Swagger was easily the best of the lot. Think about that for a second. All of a sudden, Hunter is heading development, and we've got Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt. That alone gives me the faith to believe he can make WWE better.

This.

Plus they arent just your average "mid card" talent IMO. Reigns has main event written all over him and Wyatt is currently feuding with Cena at mania - other than a title match or a match v taker you dont really get more main event than that.

We also now seem to have that Bulgarian Rusev character coming through (i havent seen much WWE the past few weeks so im assuming he hasnt yet fully debuted)
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All the members of the Shield and the Wyatts were brought into the company while FCW was still going on. But the biggest change that occurred with those guys was that they all came up to the main roster with the same gimmick in place. 

WWE had a string of guys that they brought up to the main roster, only to change their name and/or gimmick. So it was no surprise that they flopped. But coming up as the same character meant they didn't have to go through that awkward period of trying to figure out their new character. 

Fandango is recent example of that. Shortly after WM29, Fanny got lost. His intial debut push was over but his character wasn't rounded off enough to know what to do with him. Hence, WWE tried him as a goofy comedy character, then he went back to being a snob. His character is still being developed. 

By contrast, Bray Wyatt was allowed nearly 2 years to develop in FCW/NXT before coming up to the main roster. That gave him 2 years to flesh out and round off his character. He's well past the feeling around stage with his character. 



Rusev hasn't made his official Raw (or SmackDown) debut. I saw him a the house I went to. He was a horrible. I don't know what they are think with the whole Ivan Drago bit.




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New reports surfaced on Tuesday that Vince McMahon is now open to selling WWE. According to people close to Vince, his attitude changed when the WME.IMG talent agency bought the UFC for $4 billion. In addition to that, McMahon recently created "Alpha Entertainment", which is a separate entity from WWE. While Dana White is no longer the owner of the UFC, he remains the president, minority owner and the day-to-day promoter of the promotion.

As you've seen over the past year, there have been reports that WWE may be sold, but those reports and rumors were always debunked. Those rumors all happened prior to Vince McMahon launching "Alpha Entertainment." According to reports, McMahon has invested in Alpha Entertainment for the purpose of "sports, entertainment and football."

Forbes reported earlier this year that the revenue created by the UFC and WWE was pretty much the same as of last year. In 2015, WWE earned more than the UFC. With that being said, it is believed that WWE is valued at $1.5 billion, half of what the UFC was sold for. In another interesting piece of news, WWE stock hit its 2017 high on Tuesday, the highest point in almost seventeen years. The high numbers are part of a steady recovery after a big drop in March 2014 where the value of stocks were cut in half.

This news should be taken only as a rumor for now. There reportedly haven't been any offers made to WWE regarding a sale and if there were, the company hasn't made them public.

Most believe that Shane McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, or possibly even Triple H will take over WWE once something happens to Vince. There were rumors earlier this year that Disney was going to buy WWE, but those were later denied.

Three different routes I can see this going down.......
 
1) Vince doesn't sell. The company is the baby of his family through generations and never going to belong to someone else, at least now whilst he's still around.
 
2) He sells the company and nothing really change as the new owners keep everyone in their current jobs like when UFC got sold but kept Dana White, so you'd still have Hs running NXT for example.
 
3) Vince sells the company, the new owners want their own people they know and can trust rather than people of the old regime still in charge and so the Mcmahon/Helmsley family see themselves out of work.
 
I would prefer option three as that would be funny. Plus it would be interesting to see if Steph/Shane/Hs got involved in a start up company or ploughed there new found riches into something like Impact Wrestling to attempt to kill the company Vince sold.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fletch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20/December/2017 at 14:38
You can’t have WWE without the McMahon family, they are built in to its foundations, but I would like to see a more modern approach and as we know it’s Vince that prevents that happening.

I’m sure any sale would have the condition attached that the McMahon family would retain a stake in the company and still assume control of company operations, so on screen it would pretty much be business as usual.

The best scenario at this point is Vince takes a step back from the day to day running of WWE and maybe gets involved in a new project like another crack at the XFL and gives Shane, Stephanie and Triple H control of WWE. I think this would result in a more fresh and modern product.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20/December/2017 at 16:02
No point in selling as he can keep it in the family for a few more generations easily. If he's getting to the stage where he's had enough, just hand over control to Shane/Steph/Paul and just have a controlling interest whilst he goes off and does other things.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LennyComa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20/December/2017 at 16:38
I have read rumours (from that well known anonymous source dirtsheets talk about) that McMahon want's to bring back the XFL. If he does then he would have to step away from WWE as one of the reasons it flopped was the WWE promotion, people didn't buy it as a real alternative to the NFL. (it also lost a fuckton of money and had Opie and Anthony doing Gameday coverage which didn't help).
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I cant see anyway that the WWE is without the McMahons at any point in the next 15-20 year minimum

As above, they are ingrained in the foundations and have family to pass it on to for years and years

Cant see any reason why Vince would sell it anyways
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