Something happened on our first broadcast of “Raw: The Day After” that may be surprising to some people - Vince and I had a different outlook on something. We had pretty much opposite reactions to the John Cena and Kevin Owens promo. It doesn’t happen often, as we do share similar tastes in what entertains us in pro wrestling.
Remember, though, it is an opinion. Vince will tell you, and has in the past, that wrestling is subjective. Something that entertains one person may not entertain another.
I laid out why I liked the segment, and Vince laid out why he didn’t. It doesn’t mean that I’m wrong for liking it, even though everything he said makes perfect sense. He most definitely pointed out things that I didn’t see or notice from the Owens/Cena promo as I watched it live. I learn new things and perspectives every time I have a conversation with Vince. The fact remains, though, that I enjoyed it when I saw it. That’s all it was.
A loyal and very passionate Brand member sent me seventeen tweets on why he agreed with Vince and disagreed with me. Hey, I love the enthusiasm, but at no point in the show did I say “I’m right, Vince is wrong.” I liked the performances from both Owens and Cena, and a million tweets on why I shouldn’t have isn’t going to change that. In fact, I agree that if everything Vince pointed out that he didn’t like was corrected I would have enjoyed it even more. Still, it doesn’t change the fact that I was entertained by what I saw.
All I am saying is that it is not the end of the world because I liked something and Vince didn’t. Our different takes provided for excellent conversation on the show and afterwards with Brand members. While it is rare that we have different viewpoints, I promise you it isn’t the end of the world just because we disagreed once. If you are angry because I liked it or that Vince didn’t, isn’t that a little silly?
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