– During a recent appearance at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, Stephanie McMahon revealed how WrestleMania plans, which are set one year in advance, can change due to various factors:
“Our audience tells us what they love, what they don’t like and worse, what they don’t care about. And you have to be listening, and in WWE, yes, we do, we pivot on the fly. It’s an advantage that we’re live. We do set our storylines out a year in advance, WrestleMania being our Super Bowl and then we program backwards, but things happen.
The audience might not be invested in a character that we think they will be invested in for whatever reason. There could be an injury that happens, because we really are an incredible athletic event as well. Anything can happen, so that ability to pivot and twist is really important.”
– During a recent media conference call, TNA Veteran James Storm talked about him protecting the Superkick and The Young Bucks not protecting the move. Below is what he said:
“I think if they want to do it, it’s up to them. They make money off it; other people do it. That’s fine. But when I’m in a match with someone, it only gets used once.
I always say, they can knock people down with theirs, but I knock people out. You didn’t see Shawn Michaels throwing four, five, six superkicks in a match. It’s just one of those things – Shawn protected it, I’ve been using it for 15 years. Any time I’m in the ring, I try to protect it as well.”