Mid-Week 17 – Meltzer on Seth Rollins Status for WrestleMania | Wrestling Observer Awards Issue Delayed | Samoa Joe’s Suit | Smackdown’s Focus on Women | PWInsider’s Mike Johnson on Hardy TNA Deal | Interview with Wrestling Observer Live’s Mike Sempervive
Tonight on the show we have an interview with Wrestling Observer Live’s Mike Sempervive talking his early days at the Pro Wrestling Torch, being one of the pioneers of wrestling podcasting before it even had a name, whether we’ll ever hear he and Dave Meltzer do another Sin Limite show, plus Hugh’s Qs and a whole lot more.
But first, Les runs down news coverage notes on the first half of the week, including the latest on whether Seth Rollins is expected to work WrestleMania, and the status of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards issue.
Samoa Joe’s Suit from WWE Raw on Monday night also got some coverage. Les looks at what Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer thought of how Joe was dressed compared to John Pollock and Wai Ting from Review-A-Raw this week.
The Smackdown spotlight on the women’s division is getting noticed, and Les looks at remarks from Wade Keller on how Elimination Chamber has three women’s matches on the show, plus Kate Foray’s Raw Breakdown Project compares women’s airtime on Raw vs Smackdown.
Ryan Satin uses twitter as a lead for another one of his big ELUSIVES, and Dave Scherer throws shade at WWE for not crediting Mike Johnson with breaking the story that the Rock n’ Roll Express are going into the WWE Hall of Fame.
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