105 – Paige Sex Tapes Leaked | Dave Meltzer on Mauro Ranallo | Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 2018 | Wade Keller & WWE Narrative Structure | Kassius Ohno Looks Fat
Les Moore and Sealia Bloom break down the week in wrestling news coverage, kicking things off with the unfortunate news and coverage of WWE Superstar Paige sex tapes leaking out, and our thoughts on how it will be covered on wrestling news sites.
Dave Meltzer wrote somewhat negligently, if not irresponsibly, on Mauro Ranallo’s Smackdown no-show. Despite not having the full story on the record, and not being able to elaborate beyond flippant remarks in this week’s Wrestling Observer, Meltzer raised the issue anyway, which has led directly to endless speculation regarding where Ranallo actually was Tuesday night.
Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar, according to Dave Meltzer’s most recent issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, will be wrestling for the WWE Universal Title at WrestleMania in 2018. We look at the story from both the Wrestling Observer Radio podcast, as well as the article in the newsletter, and what this might mean for match outcomes on this year’s WrestleMania, and the WWE title picture going forward.
Wade Keller over at PW Torch has had it with WWE’s hocus pocus storytelling on Smackdown, and wrote a feature article in this week’s newsletter on the WWE World Title program between Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton, which Keller calls “WWE at its worst.”
We also discuss his PW Torch Livecast rant from Tuesday regarding the AJ Styles brawl with Shane McMahon.
We look at whether WWE actually has a narrative structure anymore, and ask how appropriate it is to compare WWE to other dramatic television shows like the Walking Dead or Game of Thrones.
Lastly, Kassius Ohno, who is fat, wrestled Bobby Roode this week on NXT, and Bryan Alvarez & Vincent Verhei spend their entire match review talking about how large Ohno is, and why his ring gear was unflattering.
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