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What Caused PPV Time Constraints, Wrestlers Miss Tryouts, Reed In Jail

– At last word, former WCW and WWE star Butch Reed was in the Jefferson County, Missouri Detention Center due to a probation violation.

– Potential TNA talents Scorpio Sky and Shaun Ricker were both scheduled to be at the invitation-only WWE tryout camp in Southern California this past week but apparently were not there.

– We noted before that matches at SummerSlam had to be cut short due to production issues and time constraints. The WWE Title match actually had several minutes cut from it because some of the undercard went longer than planned.

A big part of the timing problems had to do with the Kevin Rudolph performance in the middle of the pay-per-view. Speaking of that performance, WWE reportedly had fans dancing that were planted in the crowd.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  • chronoxiong

    Who the hell wanted to see Kevin Rudolph perform anyways? Certainly not me. Can’t believe that the WWE planted Little Jimmies to dance. This PG Era is crap!

  • scooter

    Still should have gone with the original plan of Metallica at least they fit wrestling and people have heard of them!

  • Appocalypse

    Complete waste of time, we all know it, WWE is improving in some areas….but everytime they do something exciting to an older fan like myself , they also do too much stupid crap to downplay any good they do…wrestling will have glory days again but never like 96-2003

  • Shawn O B

    Rudolf sucked balls. stupid decision ever. grrr

  • Jimbo

    Thank god time was cut from the title match. 15 minutes of Big Slow hobbling around the ring is 15 minutes too much as it is.

  • False Idol

    I actually thought the Kevin Rudolph thing was really awful, with the whole videos in the background and cole doing his idiuotic thing. And to know that there were people planted in crowd..awful WWE, awful!. Not only that but his singing in live is shite!

  • Bawb

    Butch Reed in jail? DAMN!

  • yofits

    Dear Vince & WWE,

    If i wanted to see someone singing, I’d buy a ticket to their concert.
    And it would not be Kevin whatever.

    Yours in fuckyou,

    – yofits

  • Mike

    This is sad that they had planted fans dancing

  • Sammo

    Who is hell is Kevin Rudolph? Something to do with Christmas?!