It’s a touchy situation. Back in October, WWE moved SmackDown over to FOX in one of the biggest moves that the company has ever seen. All of a sudden, WWE is on a mainstream broadcast station and one of the biggest networks in the world. With this came a lot of extra coverage, including an extra studio show, which offers a different perspective on a lot of things, but not everything.
Backstage, the WWE FOX studio show, features both regular and rotating hosts discussing what is going on this week in WWE. There are various other guests getting involved in the discussions as well and the show includes some slightly more real life looks at what is going on. That being said, there are some things that are not included on the show and that is the case for a good reason.
Two stories that have not been included on Backstage are the issues involving Mauro Ranallo missing multiple shows in November or Jordan Myles’ complaints against the company, ultimately leading to his departure from WWE. According to Ryan Satin, who works as a contributor to the show, the reason the stories have not been included is both of them involve mental health issues and discussing them could make the issues worse. There is no indication that the stories will ever be discussed on the show.
Both of them were interesting stories. Check out some moments from both:
Opinion: I can agree with these answers, but I’m not sure how many people are going to believe them. It’s true that both stories involve mental health issues but at the same time, they are stories that cast WWE in a rather negative light. Either reason could be the situation, though you could easily argue that both are the reason for WWE not bringing up the stories. I get it either way, but it might not be the most accepted explanation.
Do you believe WWE’s reason? Which story would you like to see covered more? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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