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10 Secrets You Only Learn Attending WWE House Shows

The things you see when nobody else does...

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Following pro wrestling often feels like an ethics test you're bound to fail.

You can love it, but dislike how it looks. You can love your favourites with the knowledge that they could one day be revealed to be monstrous IRL. You can love the WWE brand without taking personal joy from the news that Vince McMahon's personal wealth has increased by orders of magnitude or that the company overall will be immensely profitable this year in spite of half of the world coming to a complete standstill.

April's "Black Friday" talent cuts shouldn't have ever happened, but then nor should have that awesome episode of SmackDown from November 2019 that saw most of the blue brand unable to leave Saudi Arabia as McMahon and Mohammed bin Salman allegedly clashed over cash. And people loved that.

Wrestling's very continuation became an ethical dilemma in 2020, but that's not even accounting for WWE's failure to truly level up (down?) to the Empty Arena Era challenge. Some stuff has worked, but the lack of live crowds has spotlighted the company's situational rigidity, with wrestlers themselves partially detached due to the complete collapse of the house show circuit.

The live events coming to a sudden conclusion may have saved the wrestlers some bumps, but the overall customer interaction experience feels more lacking than ever. Particularly when it comes to reminding fans across the globe why they chose such a mad pursuit to follow in the first place...

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We Need To Talk About Kevin (Nash). Michael can be found in articles or on podcasts extolling the virtues of New Generation WWF, New Japan Pro Wrestling or the new WWE angle they definitely definitely won’t ruin this time.