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Triple H Explains Why Long-Term Storylines Don’t Work In WWE

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• Old School WWF Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday

Today would have been the 82nd birthday of Old School WWF Veteran Uncle Elmer (Real name: Stan Frazier).

After touring the territories as ‘Playboy Frazier’, Frazier joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1985, where he became known as Uncle Elmer and was part of a Hillbillies faction with Hillbilly Jim, Cousin Luke & Cousin Junior.

Elmer’s biggest claim to fame would probably be, when he got married (for real) on a pre-taped episode of WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event in 1985.

After leaving the WWF in 1986, he went back to the territories, such as the AWA (Minnesota) & CWA (Memphis).

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE!

August 16, 1937 – July 1, 1992

• Triple H Explains Why Long-Term Storylines Don’t Work In WWE

During a recent WWE Performance Center video, WWE Hall of Famer “The Game” Triple H explained why long-term storylines don’t work on the WWE main roster.

Below is what Triple H said:

“I think there’s intention there to run long-term storylines, and to keep those story arcs going when you can. But some of it is, it’s just how it ended up, because we have the luxury of not having to write three hours of live television every week or get through multiple hours of that with multiple pay-per-views in a short period of time.

When you have a monthly pay-per-view and three hours of live TV every week like you do with RAW, that is an exponentially different way of writing that makes you have to go through stuff faster and burn through things. When you can do it on a much more, you know, one-hour, much slower pace and you can tell that story where you’re not bombarded by, at all times, you can make that last a lot longer and draw it over time.

And then some of those storylines are also things that I find, I’m sure a lot of people do that write stuff like this, for us, things happen. Injuries happen, where you have to change your thinking on something. In the middle of a storyline and Ciampa gets injured, you have to go a completely different way.

But sometimes the genius comes out of that chaos, where something happens and in the moment where it happens, you think ‘Oh my god, this has ruined everything about this.’ So you make a left and it ends up being better. And when you come back to it, you’re almost like, ‘Wow, that turned out better than we actually had laid out.’ So sometimes that genius comes out of it, you know. The genius moment is something that you didn’t intend on, but kind of fell into your lap.”

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