We are back this week with a quick look back at the Intercontinental title defences at Summerslam from 1988 to 2015; a quick recap of Battleground and the prediction game results; a bit on Brock Lesnar not getting suspended by WWE after the drug tests; and some thoughts from this week’s Raw and Smackdown.
As of December 2015, WWE has had a “Managing Lead Writer” (actual job title) by the name of Tom Casiello. Casiello comes from the soap opera world where he won an Emmy Award for outstanding writing for the show “Young and the Restless” in 2011, and 2 more Emmys while writing for “As the World Turns” in 2001 & 2002. He also has a writer’s guild award for “outstanding achievement in daytime episodic writing” in 2010. And between 2006 & 2008 he was “Associate Head Writer” for Days of Our Lives.
He actually first started with WWE as a writer in April 2011. He eventually worked his way into being the lead writer for the NXT: Redemption show between September 2011 until May 2012. In October of 2012 he was given the job as lead writer for Main Event, a position he would hold until September 2014, when he would leave the company to be a freelance writer.
He would work casually with WWE during that time, often going to tapings when needed, on a freelance basis. He returned to the company full time in December with the new “managing lead writer” position. His duties include overseeing the writing teams for Raw & Smackdown, as well as some WWE Network shows, WWE Publications, and also works on long term stories throughout the year. Insert your own joke there. He also oversees the scripts for all weekly TV shows.
We are back with a quick segment about the #1 draft picks in past WWE Drafts; have a quick run down of this year’s draft and our impressions; some quick news about Brock Lesnar and his test “failures”; and of course our predictions for WWE Battleground this upcoming Sunday.
Back this week with some UFC talk of the upcoming UFC 200 event; the Brock Lesnar/Mark Hunt fight; a quick segment concerning first runs of PPVs in the month of July; and a few more pieces of news.
We also welcomed Andre Myette back to the show to get his opinion and impressions on the business as we are seeing it currently.
Back with another double posting of episodes.
May 18th, 2016 –
A quick run down of that week in history, of that Monday’s Raw and quite a bit more.
May 25th, 2016 –
One last run down of this week in history; a quick bit on Monday’s Raw; and just a bit more that is worth streaming or downloading the episode.
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April 27th, 2016 –
WWE Payback Predictions + quite a bit more.
May 4th, 2016 –
Payback’s results, the Prediction game fallout, and quite a bit more.
May 11th, 2016 –
We run down our Top 10 Wrestling Rivalries, cover some of the recent WWE releases, and have a slight mention of UFC having some potential buyers.