Leak within the WWE?
This past Sunday, the WWE held its annual July PPV, Money in the Bank and the show turned out to be a relatively strong card.
While the WWE covered the newsworthy information the next night on Raw, there was more information reported and the story is picking up steam.
Someone in the know within the WWE made it known before the show the order of matches and who would win on a website under an anonymous name.
While this was shocking to me as the WWE keeps things so tight-lipped, I was floored at the next piece of information about the leak.
Apparently the Money in the Bank show was the 38th straight PPV that this unnamed person reported the order and winners.
Several questions immediately popped into my head upon reading about this.
First off, how could this happen?
The McMahon's go through writers like they are going out of style.
Part of the reason is burnout on the part of the individuals writing the shows, and part of it is because the McMahon's are so demanding behind the scenes.
I was dumbfounded and almost shocked that this happened once let alone for more than three years now.
My next question was who would have done it?
Most superstars are only informed of their own matches and storylines, although a few top names are in the loop of everything that is going on.
So why would someone do this?
The anonymous person stated that he did it to prove to the McMahon's that they are wrong in believing that things are kept iron clad quiet.
When signed, it is put into the contracts of the talents that they are not allowed to discuss things with those outside the company, much like with actors on movie sets.
But this wrestler has been doing it for over three years now, so how will things change in the WWE?
My guess is that a lot of the long-term storylines that they have been writing will be scrapped and the angles will be built short term again.
Only recently with Triple H getting more say so behind the scenes has the writing slowly started moving back to plans that are built up for months instead of from one PPV to the next.
The WWE needs to continue to give the fans storylines and draw in their attention and by going back to fast angles is not the way to get things done.
Triple H and the writers have been doing a solid job in recent months of giving lower card wrestlers important feuds and even more important face time on TV, so by eliminating long term plans, the younger or newer talents will not be given time to get established.
Think about it.
Most of the newer guys weren't even on the WWE's main roster 38 months ago when the leaks began, so why would the WWE take it out on them?
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