Matt_W Asks: Hi JR. I am a long-time listener of your podcasts and reader of your blog.
You have mentioned numerous times that WWE talent often needs to be able to slow the pace in the ring a bit, sell, and engage the crowd more
during PPVs and TV. On a related note, I went to a recent Live Event and was amazed at the difference between house show matches and broadcast matches. The superstars took their time, they worked the crowd a lot, and they did not need to use their finishers multiple times to win bouts.
All of the matches were enjoyable, easy to follow, and satisfying.
That being said, is there real or perceived pressure on the talent to work a different style when on camera? It seems as if there is a disconnect between house show booking and TV booking.