Let’s take a look at the top 5 WWE stories of the hour:
5. MVP On Indy Wrestling Influencing WWE, WWF Legend Doesn’t Think WWE Will Ever Ask Him To Return
– During a recent appearance on The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast, former WWE Superstar MVP talked about indy wrestling influencing WWE. Below is what he said:
“I think you have to recognize that there has been a philosophy shift at the top of WWE. Once upon a time they refused to acknowledge that wrestling existed outside of their universe and now they are actually embracing the fact that wrestling exists outside of the ‘WWE Universe’ and with the popularity of NXT and allowing guys to keep their identity and not hijacking a guy’s identities like they were so known to do.
The popularity of social media and YouTube it is an amazing time for the business like we’ve never seen before because and I’ve said this before on my own podcast ‘The VIP Lounge’ it is phenomenal that now a guy from England can show up at PWG Guerilla in Los Angeles and wrestle in ‘The Battle of Los Angeles’ and everybody there already knows who he is.
As far as WWE recognizing that fan base, I think they realized that they had to change their business model in some way because you can’t just continue to deny that there is a boom of wrestling going on in England and that New Japan is blowing up and all of these independent wrestling companies popping up (some are awful) and some are very good.
“I don’t know who was responsible for taking this new course of action at WWE but it behooves them to recognize that there is a lot going on and there is talent outside of their main roster and as far as the fans are concerned I am happy for the fans.”
– During an appearance on OBJECTified on FOX News last night, Old School WWF Legend “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan recalled his controversy with Gawker that led to his WWE departure.
During the interview, Hogan said that he doesn’t think WWE will ever ask him to return. The Hulkster was then asked if he would return if WWE invited him back. Hogan went on to say that he doesn’t know about what he’ll do in that case.
You can watch the complete interview below: