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WWE not happy with HBK, reason why Madusa was asked to do the Hall of Fame, WrestleMania edits

– Shawn Michaels wasn’t kidding about the company getting upset with him for saying terms like “wrestler” and “strap” during his induction speech for Kevin Nash. They really weren’t happy about it but really, what can they do about it when Shawn is in a position where he doesn’t have to worry about what Vince thinks.

– WWE’s reasoning behind getting Madusa to come to the Hall of Fame was so they could do the spot where she pulled the women’s title out of the trash can. The company was insistent on that being part of her Hall of Fame presentation. It’s funny how WWE made a big deal out of one of their wrestlers taking their title to a competitor’s show when in 1991 they had Ric Flair bring the WCW title with him when he signed with WWE. That turned into a legal issue and WWE would later have to digitize the title on television. The digitized title was actually a WWF tag team title. WWE also chose to ignore that Madusa/Alundra left WWE because she was fired after Vince made the decision to put an end to the women’s division.

– WWE made some edits to the on demand version of WrestleMania 31 on the WWE Network. I noticed a couple of them today. They added the video package for The Undertaker and Bray Wyatt. It did not air on the live broadcast because the show was running long. It doesn’t look like they edited any of the camera shots of Brock Lesnar bleeding. They edited out Michael Cole when he was plugging the Extreme Rules show. I’ll bet there were other edits made since the show was running long and they would want to keep the show just under 4 hours so it would fit in their time blocks when the show airs on their live stream.

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