– PWInsider.com is reporting that the current plan, as of a week ago, is for a CM Punk/JBL feud for the Intercontinental Championship. The angle was supposed to be started on Raw this past week, but due to time concerns, it was dropped. The possibility for a title change prior to WrestleMania 25 doesn’t seem out of the question either due to Punk’s involvement with the "Money in the Bank" match at WrestleMania.
– To update earlier reports about Vince McMahon frustrating members of the creative team, although it’s always a trying position, it is definitely more stressful this time of year. PWInsider.com reports even more than usual, Vince has been changing his mind when it comes to storyline direction and Creative gets the brunt of the heat, whereas the wrestlers get little to none of it.
Numerous former creative writers, including WrestleZone’s Eric Stein, have stated in the past that there’s very little love shown to the creative team from Vince McMahon, nor from most of the boys. It’s a high stress-level job and some work up to 70-80 hours a week at times. You could only imagine this time of year around WrestleMania that it would be even more the case.
Apparently, there is even more incentive within the WWE as of late to stop leaks to the Internet and other outlets. Vince has made it clear to those under him who have made it clear to those under them that Vince does not want anything leaked. From an employee loyalty standpoint, I can understand his wanting that, but because the Internet makes up such a small percentage of WWE’s (and wrestling’s, in general) fanbase, I don’t know why it’s such a big deal, but it is and more now than it has been in the past.
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