Taz welcomes Mike Johnson from PWInsider to the show.
Johnson informs that there’s a lot of talk circulating around WWE’s plans after WrestleMania this year. There have been talks of some NXT recruits making their main roster debut, and there has also been plenty of chatter about a new draft, or potential talent trades between RAW and Smackdown Live.
In Johnson’s opinion, he’d leave the talents on their respective brands for at least a year before shuffling things around. Taz agrees with that, but he admits that WWE does 5 hours of live programming a week and they might feel it’s time for a shake-up already.
Johnson comments on Goldberg’s promo approach last night, which resembled an old school babyface mentality that we saw from Hulk Hogan and Bob Backlund in years past. Goldberg took the time to tell the fans that the Championship is as much theirs as it is his, and worked like a dog to hold onto the Title even as he was attacked. Johnson thought that was a very refreshing approach for a babyface to take.
Johnson says that in spite of Goldberg’s success, one concern for WWE right now is this generation of wrestling stars is probably the only one which has seen main event positions handed to part-timers and stars from the past for big money events. That is a problem, and it’s probably frustrating for today’s stars.