New Day’s “black excellence” creative freedom in WWE

Brian Joel December 15, 2016 1

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0:00 – Meet Toni, PWF Empire’s newest contributor
1:24 – Owning the “mark” term
3:47 – Our earliest memories of pro wrestling
8:45 – New Day breaks Demolition’s tag team title record
10:35 – Big E posts “black excellence” picture of champions in WWE
15:08 – The “magic” of booking characters
15:45 – Sifting through the broken pieces of The Shield
18:00 – The importance of creative freedom in WWE
21:30 – Creating the next generation of superstars
22:19 – Toni calls out Cass
23:38 – Issues with WWE’s booking of indy wrestlers
26:40 – Kevin Owens’ evolution
29:51 – Big Cass
30:46 – The perfection of Miz and Maryse
38:34 – Roman Reigns
39:42 – Thoughts on a potential Hulk Hogan return to WWE
41:28 – Giving Roman Reigns credit where it’s due
45:24 – “Golden Boy Bias”
46:04 – Hate for Roman Reigns based on his attractiveness?
47:56 – The ‘Chinless Blunder’ James Ellsworth
50:45 – Toni expresses her fandom of Eva Marie
54:21 – Toni prepares for battle
55:07 – PWF Empire Podcast meta-talk
55:50 – An idea to improve the already awesome Talking Smack

  • Mo

    Hi Jay, are you going to take any calls on your next podcast? Or on your
    next podcast, could you talk about the highflying wrestling style
    specifically and how undermining it can be detrimental to appreciating
    wrestling as a storytelling medium?