–Ross on the Chris Jericho and Sin Cara fight: “Caught up with Chris Jericho Monday morning to check in regarding the reports of a ‘fight’ that Y2J had at a WWE event in the U.K. with Sin Cara. Chris said it was largely about nothing and that it resembled more of a scuffle than a full fledged fight. Sin Cara threw one punch and then the minor melee was broken up. Tensions often times rise on these extended, international tours which can bring out the worst in people. This scrap apparently occurred on the bus in route to Glasgow. At the end of the day, it was seemingly much to do about not that much on a slow news day online. (Bill Watts would have made the two fight to get the angst out of their systems. Cowboy did just that with Butch Reed and John Nord.) ”
Powell’s POV: Both men appeared on Raw and neither guy was punished via the booking. Jericho is in a top spot and that’s not going to change. Would we even notice if Sin Cara was punished via WWE booking?
–Ross on Hulk Hogan and WWE: “Why do so many people seemingly question the logic of WWE in perhaps bringing Hulk Hogan back for a WM33 Orlando appearance? Seems like good marketing to me and something I that I’d concur with without any reservations. Hogan’s an icon, the Babe Ruth of his era, and would appeal to many fans who will engage the April 2, 2017 event. I think that it would be fun for many fans to see the red and yellow front and center at WrestleMania because after all he did have a significant hand in helping build the brand that changed the business.”
Powell’s POV: The question is obviously whether the company will receive major backlash for using Hogan. They fired him for a reason and now it seems as if they are banking on the idea that fans have either forgiven or simply stopped caring about the racist comments he was caught making in the sex tape. My guess is that enough time has passed and most fans will react favorably to Hogan returning.
Other topics include catching up with Chris Jericho, The Ross Report, and more.
The Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features Jake Barnett co-hosting the Boom and Dot Net Weekly combo show. Jason and Jake discuss Becky Lynch announcing her pregnancy, Alberto Del Rio being accused of sexual assault, WWE's IC Title tournament, Mike Tyson appearing at AEW Double Or Nothing, Undertaker's Last Ride documentary, AEW Dynamite and NXT TV thoughts, and more...