Who remembers back last year when Steve Austin first started bringing his podcast onto the WWE Network and his first "official" Network special with Mr. McMahon. For those who don't remember it was late last year and it became somewhat the talk of the internet because of the time it was around as it was only a few weeks after CM Punk's appearance on Colt Cabana's Art of Wrestling show with the "Podcast Heard Round the World." Now it is the time to take a look back at Vince McMahon's appearance on the Austin Podcast from last year and relive the spoken words of the chairman after a few months and having time to now look back. So enjoy this look back in this two part series at the first of what would become many live specials for the Steve Austin Podcast on the WWE Network.
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Now I want to move towards when they spoke about nobody grabbing that brass ring and the roster being afraid to stand up considering WWE is the only game in town. That’s true, but also does that mean if someone told a writer his ideas they wouldn’t listen. If you have ideas about to make your character better and how to help the company a writer should always listen or you’re better off leaving even if you take a doc in pay. Because if you’re not being listened to what the point to stay around, it’d be like your almost being ignored and nobody likes that. I also don’t disagree with the idea of John Cena being the last guy to really grab the brass ring, but they also need to figure out that maybe the frequent creative changes and the lack of long term planning hurts character development and wrestlers wanting to stand up. To explain this further, all I am saying is that if you know you’re getting pushed one week, then the next week you aren’t, then the following week you are, then you maybe a little less excited, as compared to if they had a long-term plan for you and stuck to it, which doesn’t seem like something they do nowadays. To continue talking about the roster I believe the lack of roster is deeply hurting WWE now more than ever luckily they have a good amount of people down in NXT that are almost if not totally ready to come up to the main roster. Also about the talent being more ambitious, well I think it’s a two Way Street that if the company would stay with a long term plan then maybe more talent would come out of their shells.
“Good Ole JR” Jim Ross:
I will keep this part shorter because I really don’t have much to say about it and there also wasn’t much said about it, another topic discussed is “Good Ole JR” Jim Ross. Fact they discussed the part that JR played in Austin going home and if Vince would ever want to work with Jim again. Vince said he would love to work with Jim again if given the chance. In my book I think JR leaving WWE is a blessing in disguise for everyone, because part of me think it was time for both parties to move on I just wish it was a cleaner break up pre-say.
If Vince has lost touch with what the people want:
I think this is a question that a lot of fans have been asking themselves very recently especially and that is has Vince lost his magic. Has Vince lost the ability to know what the people who watch his product really want to see? Well, Vince sort of ducks the question by saying he doesn’t listen to his critics only his audience so you have to be an active audience. In my book I see that as Vince saying in a way that if you don’t like something don’t just go on social media and say I hate without maybe mentioning something you would like to see. Basically all I am saying is that if all you do is complain, but you still watch the shows no matter how often you say that you’ll stop watching do you really think they will take your complaints seriously.