Take four. The spread of the Coronavirus has of course change show so many things work in the world of wrestling and WWE in particular. These changes have been very obvious for a few months now, but there are a few benefits for the company as well. One of the biggest is being able to tape their events in advance, though that might not be as nice on some of the people involved.
WWE has a reputation for obsessing over the way things are presented on their shows. This includes making sure that the right terms are used all the time, as well as wanting things to look a certain way. That is not the most positive thing in the world at times, as the show becomes more of a recital than a match. The changes were on display during last week’s television shows.
According to Wrestlinginc.com, WWE re-shot two moments on this week’s television. On Monday Night Raw, MVP had to repeat his promo after referring to the NXT wrestlers in attendance as NXT Superstars rather than “Performance Center Recruits”. Director Kevin Dunn came on the PA system to stop the promo and order the correction. Then on SmackDown, Otis had to take four spinebusters from King Corbin to make sure the move looked correct.
Both things went well enough. Check out how those things went down:
Opinion: It almost amazes me to think of how obsessive WWE can be about certain things. Unless the first three spinebusters were horrible, did they really need to shoot the move four times? The promo correction seems even worse though. Is it really such a terrible thing to call the NXT wrestlers Superstars? Who in the world outside of WWE is going to notice if they aren’t referred to by their specific title? WWE has some weird quirks, and this is pretty high on the list.
Which of these sounds worse? Whose final performance came out best? 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. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!