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We all know by now that United States President Donald Trump is controversial. Even if you’re a fan of Trump who voted for him and support him, you know there is controversy. It’s not as if WWE has to tell you this, but they do have a business to maintain and keep alive. Donald Trump is divisive, and they have an audience that is clearly represented by multiple types of people, religions, and cultures.

Due to this, WWE has to think about their bottom line. That said, according to WrestlingNews.co, WWE has decided to distance themselves from Donald Trump. For those unaware, Trump has been a huge part of WWE in the past. Donald Trump was most notably part of the “Battle of the Billionaires” years ago at WrestleMania 23.

He’s also been part of Monday Night RAW here and there. The company even ran an angle where Donald Trump bought RAW from Vince. If it was not for the stock market idiots going crazy and not knowing it was a story, the Vince would have kept the angle going  little longer.

The company even put him into their Hall of Fame, and to be honest, he did deserve to be part of the celebrity wing of the Hall. While some people will tell you that Donald is not that bad of a guy, it honestly comes down to opinion. A little behind the scenes here for you. There are some websites that won’t even touch this article of news because they don’t want to be hit with hate comments and emails from Trump supporters.

Why WWE Is Distancing Themselves From Donald Trump

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Some think that it would be crazy for WWE to ever distance themselves from a United States President, especially when he has been part of WWE’s history in a pretty big way. In theory, that is correct. Why would WWE do such a thing? Donald Trump is by no means the type of guy who brings people together. Unless you’re white and make a good living, and you’re mostly male.

The company has a strong Latino fanbase, which is a major area Trump attacking during his campaign. He has not done much to repair the relationship with them since becoming President either. Donald has also gone after Black Americans as well, which makes up a large chuck of the WWE audience too.

Seriously, WWE has a ton of minority viewership. With this being well known, WWE would be crazy to keep connected to Trump. Stephanie McMahon would address the Trump question at the Television Critics Association panel earlier this week. And would say what was said above mostly, in that WWE won’t mention Trump to basically keep their audience. She said that just don’t want to bring politics into the product.

McMahon Family Connection To Donald Trump

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Interestingly, Linda McMahon is actually part of his administration. Yes, Vince McMahon’s wife Linda! She runs the Small Business Association, which was considered by most experts to be Trump’s best hire in all of his cabinet. Linda has done well since taking on the role as well, so credit is due to her here for a job she would always do well with.

Trump hosted WrestleMania’s for Vince McMahon even when he may not have had the ability. Donald Trump and Vince McMahon have been friends for years, and it is honestly due to the business connections they have had. While this might mostly be what people call a business friendship, it did ultimately lead to Linda getting her spot in the Trump administration clearly.

Donald Trump most likely understands the decision made by the WWE, as he too would do similar under the same situation. WWE has seemingly removed all mention of him from their sizzle reel of celebrities who have been part of WWE. The Hall of Fame material has even removed him, of course mostly in highlight reel form. He’s still in it and on the WWE website as part of it. That likely won’t change.


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Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle: Mickie James Update, Jeff Hardy, RAW Ratings and More! (7/17/19)

News Involving: Mickie James, Finn Balor, Jeff Hardy, RAW Ratings and More!

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Latest On Jeff Hardy

In Monday’s shuffle I discussed the news on Jeff Hardy’s latest public intoxication arrest. Since then, more details have been released regarding the incident. TMZ is reporting that Hardy smelled of booze and was passed out in a public stairwell before being arrested.

Jason’s Take

Once again, Hardy’s struggles with addiction have been well documented in the past, so I am not going to comment on them. Here is hoping that he is able to get things in order and get his life on track.

RAW Ratings See An Increase

RAW continues to slowly climb out of the ratings hole, as this weeks ratings showed an increase in viewership. The hourly breakdown looks like this:

Hour 1 – 2.379 million viewers
Hour 2 – 2.503 million viewers
Hour 3 – 2.478 million viewers

Jason’s Take

This is good news for WWE, RAW, and USA, as RAW typically has had a hard time keeping viewers into the third hour. RAW was actually a very solid show last night, and one of the first RAW’s in a very long time that I watched from start to finish while it aired live. Slowly, but surely, WWE will do what they can to climb out of the hole.

Mickie James Undergoes ACL Surgery

Earlier today, WWE star Mickie James went under the knife to repair her injured ACL. The injury looks to keep her out of the ring into next year. Her husband, Nick Aldis, took to Twitter to update fans on the successful surgery.

Jason’s Take

Mickie James is still a very talented wrestler who adds depth to the women’s division. There is still a place for her on the roster, and one can assume that the WWE will want to keep her when she fully recovers.

Finn Balor Taking Time Off?

Finn Balor lost the Intercontinental championship at Extreme Rules, and the loss had many scratching their heads. However, it appears there is reasoning behind it according to Pro Wrestling Sheet, as Balor has requested time off from WWE to recharge. Though he requested time off, it appears that it will not be granted until after the upcoming SummerSlam pay per view.

Jason’s Take

It will be interesting to see how Balor will be written off of TV. One could assume a SummerSlam match with Bray Wyatt will lead to his exit. Perhaps on his return, he could join his friends in The Club ?

 

 


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Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle: Jeff Hardy, RAW Reunion, Paul Heyman and More! (7/15/19)

News Involving Jeff Hardy, RAW Reunion, Paul Heyman and More!

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Jeff Hardy Arrested

According to various news outlets this weekend, WWE star Jeff Hardy was arrested for public intoxication Saturday in South Carolina.Police said they received a report of an intoxicated person in Myrtle Beach about 11 a.m. Shortly after, authorities arrested Hardy without incident and charged him with public intoxication.Hardy posted a $153 bond and was released the same day.In a statement, WWE said, “Jeff Hardy is responsible for his own personal actions.”

Jason’s Take

Jeff Hardy’s battles with substance abuse over the years have been well documented. After period of staying off the radar, Hardy has been in court twice over the past year for alcohol related issues. Here is hoping that Hardy can get things under control.

Huge RAW Planned For Next Week

During Sunday nights Extreme Rules pay per view, WWE aired a commercial for RAW Reunion that will take place on July 22nd. Some of the big names advertised include Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash and Ric Flair.

Jason’s Take

This seems like a reach for a quick ratings grab, but it is always cool to see the legends return. Potentially we could see some involvement from some of the legends for SummerSlam storylines ?

Paul Heyman Appears At EVOLVE Show

For those of you who didn’t catch the EVOLVE 10th Anniversary show on the WWE Network Saturday night, you missed out on a hell of a show. You also missed out on an appearance from none other than Paul Heyman. Most wrestling fans know that Heyman mentored EVOLVE founder Gabe Sapolosky back in ECW.

Jason’s Take

Those of you have followed my daily news shuffles, and the random In This Corner articles I put together, know that I rarely follow the indie wrestling scene. However, I took in both the EVOLVE show and AEW Fight For The Fallen. I was extremely impressed with the talent in EVOLVE, and my hopes are that WWE continues to broadcast their shows on the WWE Network.

Enzo and Cass Done With ROH ?

During April’s G1 Supercard Show at Madison Square Garden, fans were shocked to see Enzo and Cass jump the guard rail and started attacking ROH stars. Many felt initially that this may have been a shoot, but it appeared to be a work to lead to a potential appearance in ROH for the two. However, according to Dave Meltzer on the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, it appears the relationship between the former WWE stars and ROH is over before it truly began. According to Meltzer, NJPW was unhappy as they were not notified before hand of their appearance, and the company has cut their loses with the two.

Jason’s Take

It’s Enzo and Cass. I mean, with what little I follow ROH, I can’t really see the two of them fitting with the company long term. However, if you want a team to be a legit heel right out of the chute, you could have that with those two.

 

 


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