This week, Brian, Chris, and Randy talk about the new serge of interest going on within WWE Television as well as the major hype for TNA Bound For Glory. Also, a recap of WWE Hell in a Cell and Raw and both of their controversial endings. All this and so much more on Running The Ropes, the official podcast of the Unchained Wrestling Network!
The Power returns this week to discuss the fallout from Hell in a Cell and Monday Night Raw. What will the Power have to say about the WWE talent walking out on Triple H? What about that new Intercontinental Title Trophy? Was it a good or bad step to return the Intercontinental Championship to it's former glory? Andy steps into those topics and much more on this edition of the Pro Wrestling Rewind exclusively on the SNS Radio Network.
According to ProWrestling.net, Vince Russo is no longer the TNA creative team head writer. He has been replaced by Bruce Prichard, who also heads the talent relations division. Russo is now considered essentially a senior writer and continues to write the actual shows along with Matt Conway once the direction has been mapped out by Prichard, who also signs off on the scripts.
"I'm having 2nd thoughts on my decision to support many of the talents by walking off Raw Monday nite. I want 2 be in OKC if HHH will have me.
So I made a mistake Mon & I'm admonished. I admit I made a mistake & same occurs. Lots of tuf ppl on Twitter. I WILL be in OKC. I'm not explaining why I made the decision I made Monday night. Those that know, know. All I want 2 do is call wrestling matches if allowed.
I hope WWE fans pack OKC Mon night. Cena, Punk, Orton, Sheamus, SHOW, will be there & HHH will NOT resign. Let's see where the cards fall.
Attention, WWE Universe: WWE Superstars have agreed to participate in WWE live events this weekend, so long as the Chief Operating Officer, Triple H, is not in the building. Triple H has agreed to these terms, and all shows will continue as scheduled.
Monday's RAW featured a chance in format from the typical weekly broadcasts. Instead of opening with the long interview segment that would set up the main angle for the rest of the show, WWE opened with Randy Orton vs. Drew McIntyre - and held off on the long interview until the end of the second quarter hour.
The reasoning behind this change is that WWE is looking compete with their stiff competition from NFL's Monday Night Football and the MLB baseball playoffs. WWE tried to keep viewers tuned in longer at the start of the show because they were coming off Hell in a Cell the night before and they knew fans would be tuning in for the first big in-ring segment. By putting the first storyline segment in the second quarter hour, their hope was that viewers would stay tuned in through the Orton-McIntyre match and beyond.
According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter,There is some concern among WWE officials regarding Rey Mysterio using doctors in San Diego for his operations. WWE prefers that all of its talents use Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama, who is considered the best in the business.