Wait your turn. WWE is the biggest wrestling company in the world and nothing is anywhere close. This allows them to run way more wrestling shows than almost anyone else, meaning they have a lot more content to get through. Some of their stuff is taped though and that means results are going to get out. These things are common, but WWE would like to lower them just a bit.
According to Wrestlinginc.com, a long time Wrestling Observer Newsletter correspondent has been asked by WWE not to submit spoilers of the Mae Young Classic. The correspondent, JJ Williams, has sent in reports from WWE shows at the venue for years and says that he was asked on an individual basis to stop, with threats of being ejected if he was caught. Here is his statement on the matter:
“I was approached and specifically told that they would have to ask me to leave for posting finishes. I asked is that the new rule for everyone? I was told no, it was just the rule for me because I ‘work for a dirt sheet’ I was also told that if it was any other fan they wouldn’t care. Simply because the Wrestling Observer endorses me as their reliable person on site I have now been singled out and am less than a fan to WWE.
“At this point I have no idea what I can and can not post. Any photos from tonight would be a spoiler as to who advanced, these tickets were $50 per night and yes I always pay for my own tickets to events so why would I risk being removed over petty drama? The worst part is all I’ve ever wanted to do was promote the talent with photos and gifs in addition to showing up. There’s nothing I can do, I’m not even shocked, mostly disappointed, and even if I’m less than ‘just a fan’ I’ll still be at Full Sail tonight having a great time.”
Here’s a WWE sanctioned spoiler:
Opinion: I understand the concept here, but when WWE.com puts up spoilers about their own NXT tapings, I’m not sure what to think. Shutting down one person who sends in spoilers isn’t going to stop the results from getting out there and it doesn’t seem to stop the fans from watching the shows. The first tournament was spoiled and it was well received enough to warrant a second edition. The results came in anyway and we’ll be seeing the shows in a few weeks anyway. Seems rather petty to me.
Who do you think will win the tournament? Which matches are you looking forward to most? 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 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2003 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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