WWE Problems and Injuries Plague Wrestlemania Season

WWE Problems and Injuries continue to plague the already rattled promotion as it makes its way to closer to their biggest event of the year, Wrestlemania 32.

First, let’s give the story as first reported by PWInsider.com:

WWE star Titus O’Neil was sent home from last night’s Smackdown taping in Portland, Oregon shortly after he arrived. The word we are getting is that O’Neil has been suspended for unprofessional conduct.
During the ending of Monday’s Raw taping in Seattle, Washington, a number of WWE personalities and staff were assembled on the stage in honor of the retiring Bryan Danielson.

At the end of that segment, which aired on Raw before going live on the WWE Network, Danielson returned to the locker room after passing through the center of the assembled WWE personnel.

As WWE talents returned to the back, O’Neill grabbed WWE owner Vince McMahon by the arm in what was described to us as in a “playful, physical way.” McMahon responded by shoving O’Neil away. McMahon’s shove of O’Neill actually made it onto the final seconds of the broadcast.

Then there’s the part about Titus O’ Neil good friend (who helped recruit Titus into the WWE) Dave Batista who offered some advice:

I did something better! I called @TitusONeilWWE and told him to ask to be released. #onelifehttps://t.co/ileACzeB8j

— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) February 11, 2016

Completely overshadowed from all of this was the fact that Daniel Bryan (due to injury by the way) announced his retirement minutes before the arm grabbing incident.

I’m sorry, but Vince McMahon might under a lot of pressure but penalizing O’ Neil for what really looks to a minor infraction perceived as disrespecting the WWE Chairman.

Vince McMahon and the WWE have to get a grip on intimidating their contracted talent, and give them some room to breathe, instead of trying to make examples of them. -KOP

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Daniel Bryan Deserves Proper Praise

Daniel Bryan Deserves Proper Praise following his retirement from WWE because he accomplished so much more than just his career in WWE. Forgot ROH did we? KOP gives some due respect to his career as the “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson.

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Dean Ambrose eats another F5 as Brock Lesnar shows he’s a like the Bear in the movie The Revenant. Plus, more buildup for the Ring of Honor 14th Anniversary with Moose set to take on the reigning IWGP World Heavyweight Champ Kazuchika Okada and two divas matches make the card for WWE Fastlane.

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WWE: Make New Stars! Stop Begging Legends!

WWE and Vince McMahon are literally on their knees looking to ask one more favor from their hall of fame superstars for Wrestlemania… and it’s time that this proverbial begging ends.

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Let’s catch you up first on what has been happening that compelled me to write this post.

ProWrestlingSheet.com last week reported Vince McMahon asked Dave Bautista to make an appearance at WrestleMania 32 in Texas ….According to well-placed sources, Batista traveled to Orlando Sunday for the Royal Rumble and met with Vince backstage to hear the pitch — but McMahon wasn’t looking for “The Animal” to wrestle. Our sources say Vince instead wanted him to make a one-off appearance at the annual event. So far, Batista has refused, and just maybe that might have to due to the fact that “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2” starts filming next month. Dave Meltzer would report that it “would have been as the guest referee of Triple H versus Reigns.”

Shawn Michaels, Stone Cold Steve Austin are also being looked at as options, but what does having one of these legends really do to amplify the Wrestlemania card.

No doubt Vince McMahon and the WWE is responsible for having discovered and created these superstars within their machine. But, they have given years of blood, sweat and tears for the promotion and their fans. No matter how selfish the WWE and the IWC feel entitled to have them come back at a moment’s notice, they have earned the right to not do anything.

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When will WWE and Vince McMahon hit rock bottom (no pun intended) and finally come to grips that they need not look to the past to build a Wrestlemania card, especially when they will not wrestle for you, which is what the entitled casual fan and the IWC would want to fulfill their pipe dreams.

Guess this Wrestlemania season, I will not run out of short-term last minute desperation tactics to talk about when it comes to WWE booking their biggest event of the year.

8 weeks till Wrestlemania, tick, tick goes the clock, WWE-KOP

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Wrestlemania 32 Booking Crippled; Lucha Underground Returns

Wrestlemania 32 Booking has been crippled, and KOP explains how the off-season booking of Kevin Owens and the Wyatt Family could have helped built some new formidable foes for the likes of the Undertaker and Brock Lesnar.

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Also, Lucha Underground rises once again for season 2, Impact Wrestling plays their Jeff Hardy get written out before UK Tour card and a #1 NXT Championship contender is in limbo.

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WWE Injuries Call For Change

WWE Injuries have increased to unforeseen levels starting last October with Seth Rollins, followed by John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Cesaro, Randy Orton, Nikki Bella, Sting and Tyson Kidd.

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Now, we have learned over the last week that Sheamus, Naomi, Sasha Banks and Alberto Del Rio are also on the proverbial shelf. Doing a Google search for WWE Injuries, i found the below article and the following excerpt that perfectly relayed my sentiment…

WWE needs to seriously rethink its grueling, 300-day, sometimes-two-shows-in-a-day touring schedule. –Cageside Seats-January 8th, 2016

Meanwhile, Daniel Bryan has been cleared by two doctors, but the Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted Bryan still needs to be cleared by WWE and their doctor, Joseph Maroon, who Bryan was rumored to be seeing. According to the Observer, all reports seem to indicate WWE is still very hesitant to clear him, but Bryan is ready to return immediately if he was called upon and cleared.

WWE needs to seriously look more at involving themselves to make changes to how they use their top end talent on their house show schedule and on television. But, what will they actually do about it. -KOP

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