Bill Apter Talks WWE Tournament Finals, His Interesting ‘Taker/Kane Prediction, RAW Diva’s Segment, more

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WZD ApterYesterday WrestleZone Daily presented the latest installment of it’s newest Friday segment, Apter’s Alley. Each installment features 1Wrestling.com Editor-in-Chief Bill Apter and host Nick Hausman talking about different big issues from around the world of pro wrestling.

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You can listen to Bill’s over twenty minute installment of Apter’s Alley starting at the one hour and fifteen mark in the embedded audio player below. Some of Bill’s comments have been transcribed below it:

On the controversial Divas segment that ended WWE Monday Night RAW this past week:

BA: It was the worst thing that ever happened to Ric Flair. I had never seen him so devastated as when his son Reid died. So, that story, the storyline, and I love Paige and I love Charlotte. That storyline, I don’t want to talk anymore about it. Can we pass on to the next subject please? I’m very close with the family and I would rather not talk about it. 

On the news that TNA has signed a new TV deal with POP TV:

BA: POP TV used to be the TV Guide Channel. It’s on every cable system. My view on this is that it’s fantastic news because the first station they were on gave them the snap. Destination America gave them the crackle and now they get the POP. It’s a positive move, it absolutely is. They have a new TV home and always when you do something new in this business there’s an excitement that goes along with it. I can’t wait to see it. January 5th is the debut, live, on POP TV. 

On what he thought of the old Survivor Series format with just classic elimination matches on the card and if he would like to see that presentation today:

BA: I loved it. Of course! It was a special presentation. It wasn’t another PPV. I would like to see that again. Absolutely. In the mean time, while they are not doing it, why not enjoy this? It’s only $9.99 a month! 

On what he thought of the debut of the Gobbledy Gooker at Survivor Series twenty-five years ago:

BA: Wouldn’t it be something to see him come back? One night only. I don’t know. I would love to see it. Absolutely. There’s always room for a Guerrero. It was schtick! It was schtick. It was just funny schtick. I didn’t spend a lot of time talking about the Gobbledy Gooker. He should get his own WWE Network show. THE WWE GOBBLEDY GOOKER HOUR! He sits there interviewing preliminary guys from over the years. I think it would be great. Slick could come back. That would be great.

On how he thinks the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament will play out at Survivor Series this Sunday:

BA: I think what’s going to happen and this is, again, my prediction. I don’t know. I think it’s going to be former tag team partners Reigns versus Ambrose. In the final match. I really do. They are very dedicated to Roman Reigns. I like Reigns but if you saw RAW this past Monday night, did you notice that Reigns seemed to be hurting quite a bit? I think it’s going to come down to Ambrose versus Reigns. I think it’s going to be Roman Reigns. The triumphant, victorious Roman Reigns. 

On what he thinks will happen when Kane and the Undertaker team up to take on Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman:

BA: I think one of the two of them, Undertaker or Kane, is going to turn against the other one and walk away with The Wyatt Family. That’s why I think that they were beaten down and stolen and brainwashed by The Wyatt Family. They got to one of them. I am not sure which one yet. 

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