Owens Is Sick, WWE Monitoring Internet, Fans Too Hard On Creative? Terry Funk Cuts Promo On Rousey

Kevin Owens and son

Kevin Owens Recovering From Sickness

WWE Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens has been out of action this week due to some kind of viral sickness. His son who was travelling with him is also unwell.

Owens is expected to be back next week.

WWE Hiring Media Monitor

WWE are seeking to hire somebody to monitor the news and internet buzz surrounding the company. The “Media Monitor” will:

– Monitor media/news that involves and/or impacts WWE.
– Track what media outlets are saying about the WWE brand and its product.
– Update data on the corporate website.
– Assist with PR related functions when needed.

Former WWE Manager Defends Creative

Former WWE manager and wrestler Armando Estrada defended WWE creative during a recent interview with Busted open Radio:

Take your favorite television show, whether it’s The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, whatever it may be. I was a big Breaking Bad fan,” he said. “Imagine if that show was on three hours a week every week of the year. What would happen to the quality of the storytelling or the writing? Think about the performers from being saturated, to being all over your screen and not feeling special anymore. Just think about that for a second. I think that answers the question. These guys – the WWE production team, the creative team – they’ve got to come up with original content that when you add up three hours of Raw, Smackdown, all the other shows that they do in addition to the programming that’s on the Network that they’re coming up with. Think about how much content these guys are asked to come up with on a weekly basis, every single week. It’s very challenging to keep it fresh, to keep it interesting….At the end of the day, Vince is getting a nice check from NBC Universal for producing ‘X’ amount of hours and you know what? People are still tuning in. There’s still going to be that hardcore audience to tune in every single week and you know what? If they don’t like what they’re watching on the USA Network, it’s easy. They can get better content, but they have to pay $9.99 on the WWE Network. It’s genius!

Terry Funk vs Ronda Rousey

Terry Funk proceeded to cut a promo on Ronda Rousey when asked about her being cast in a remake of Roadhouse, which he of course appeared in back in 1989.