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Paul Heyman & Eric Bischoff Successful In Persuading Vince McMahon To Make Big Changes To WWE Programming

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• Old School Wrestling Veteran Celebrates His Birthday

Old School Wrestling Bobby Duncum Sr. celebrates his 75th birthday today.

From the 60s till the late 80s, he wrestled in various promotions such as Vince McMahon Sr.’s World Wide Wrestling Federation, Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association, Eddie Graham’s Championship Wrestling from Florida & various other NWA territories.

A lot of Old School fans, who were watching Wrestling during the famous Monday Night Wars, will remember his son, Bobby Duncum Jr., who was a member of Curt Hennig’s faction “The West Texas Rednecks”.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOBBY DUNCUM!

• Paul Heyman & Eric Bischoff Successful In Persuading Vince McMahon To Make Big Changes To WWE Programming

The SummerSlam 2019 pay-per-view featured a total of 12 matches, with 3 taking place on the Kickoff Show and 9 on the main show.

The event lasted for a total of 5.5 hours (2 hours Kickoff Show and 3.5 hour main show).

Fans were happy about the fact that the main show wasn’t too long and you can thank RAW Executive Director Paul Heyman & SmackDown Executive Director Eric Bischoff for that.

According to The Dirty Sheets, Heyman & Bischoff successfully persuaded Vince McMahon to move away from the very long PPV main shows (the main show for WrestleMania 35 lasted for 5 hours and 20 minutes, with a 2 hour Kickoff Show).

This is quite an interesting scenario, as Triple H has pitched the same idea for years and Vince didn’t listen to him.

Heyman wants to let storylines marinate longer and not rush into matches, so that we get a “big fight feel” when the matches finally happen.

This is one of the reasons why multiple top stars weren’t used at SummerSlam 2019, as they didn’t have a proper storyline.

With that being said, expect to see very less random, nothing matches being put on by WWE from now on.

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