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"Frustrated isn't the Goddamn word for it. This is Bullshit!" And just like that we realize that the Attitude Era may be closer than we think. On the final episode of A Cure for the Common Podcast before Wrestlemania, Shotgun retools once again with Brian Pillman on commentary and the highly hyped debut of Sunny Undercover, while on Raw we have our final build to Wrestlemania, including a steel cage match between Bret Hart and Sycho Sid. That is, if The Undertaker doesn't destroy the cage first. [ 2:41:54 || 76.1 MB ]

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Fun fact, since this was recorded, and for those not paying attention to the modern WWE product, The Izod Center is no more.

Literally was announced as closing earlier this year, with the final event back in March.

Not much was filling the arena besides the usual concerts, WWE/UFC events, circus, Monster Jam, etc since the NHL's Devils and college basketball's Seton Hall Pirates moved to Newark's Prudential Center (closer to NYC and more of a city than where the Meadowlands was) in 2007, as well as the NBA's Nets move to Brooklyn's Barclay's Center in 2012 (which followed two seasons in Newark as well).

Ironically, another legendary arena here in the New York/New Jersey area, the Nassau Veterans Coliseum out on Long Island, home of the opening set of matches for WrestleMania 2 (Mr. T-Piper Boxing match), and other big WWE events will shutter its doors at the end of the month as well (NHL's Islanders are set to open in Barclay's Center this coming season).

SummerSlam 2015 was moved to the Barclay's Center instead. I haven't heard scuttlebutt, but its probably safe to assume SummerSlam is headed back to Staples Center in LA for 2016.

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You made a really good point about the championship being the be-all and end-all of the company. Today that isn't the case and has not been the case for several years.

That was somewhat excusable when there were more championships, including two primary champions.

(There were no fewer than 9 wrestlers who were champions at one point, plus 2 women's titles)

Now, with the unified primary championship and a pared-down group of secondary champions (unifying the tag titles helped) the focus should really be on the world title. That should be what every single wrestler is obsessed with getting. Like in 1997.

Ideally, there should be no more than 5 champions - a primary champion, a secondary champion, tag champions and a women's champion. And then make the entire company revolve around the championships.

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