Time to open up the mail bag once more! As always, feel free to join the fun by sending in your queries rightchere.
With all that out of the way…
Well, he had them all wear WCW shirts backstage apparently. Nothing says “we’re all in this together” like giving them the equivalent of the scarlet letter to parade around in to remind everyone they were from that “other” company.
As for Pac, every time I hear him announced I always want to run upstairs and coin up my Pac-Man machine. I legitimately thought that’s where he got his name. And whether that’s true or false, I never want to hear otherwise.
OH! And I love how Justin Roberts mutters “he is the…BASTARD” as he’s coming to the ring. Said it before, I’ll say it again – he’s my favorite ring announcer since the heyday of Howard Finkel and no one else is even close. Completely underrated player on the AEW roster.
John M asks…To what extent do you believe Jamie Kellner bears responsibility for the death of WCW, considering everything that had gone on in that company in the past few years? And if you were in Jamie’s position at the time, with everything you know about the history of WCW, would you also have ultimately pulled the trigger, or were there any legitimate alternatives that would have kept WCW alive?
If only someone had written a book about this…hmmm.
I mean, he was definitely the executioner in the scenario. With that said, had WCW been pulling the numbers it was just a few years earlier, it would have been far more difficult for him to decide he didn’t want pro wrestling on his network. The fact WCW was bleeding money due to absurd mismanagement and deciding to do everything they possibly could to tick their fans off made it a pretty easy move.
Oh and if >>I<< were in charge…man, that’s a good question. I had a lot of fun writing Death of WCW with Bryan to be sure and I know that book is something that a lot of folks enjoyed. So while the wrestling fan in me would have wanted to keep it alive, greedy RD would say let’s kill it and write that book. SPEAKING OF…
Alpha the Omega writes…with the lacklustre recent booking and all the backstage drama, how long before you’re writing Death of AEW?