As scripted entertainment, professional wrestling has always involved a creative process. It was stated earlier this week that WWE has been attempting to legalise match outcome betting.
The potential problem with this is that match results may need to be locked long in advance.
Lance Storm, a former WCW and WWE star, thinks it’s a bad idea to allow wagering on professional wrestling outcomes. ”The process of being creative would be ruined. You’d have to go back to the one booker everyone knows they can rely on to keep quiet. If writers cannot discuss finishes, they cannot compose or collaborate ” he tweeted.
Storm was addressing Dave Meltzer’s remarks regarding the most recent news. “If this is approved, the creative team will no longer be permitted to know the results of the important matches in advance. Insane, “Meltzer said. All of this is done with the intention of luring purchasers in the future, as WWE has been actively looking to sell since Vince McMahon rejoined the Board of Directors earlier this year.
Major League Wrestling Lawsuit
Meltzer’s tweet pretty much sums up what locking in bets would truly involve. In a manner similar to how certain states permit betting on the Academy Awards, WWE is attempting to persuade regulators that match outcomes will be kept secret from anyone and everyone outside the organisation. The wrestlers themselves might not be aware of long-standing results until a few hours before the show, which would likely have the most impact on the talent.
Major League Wrestling filed an amended complaint earlier this week. Nevertheless, since the earlier MLW lawsuit was dismissed and the amendment was necessary, the legal situation for WWE has been looking fairly good. Sadly, the good days are coming to an end, at least temporarily, as WWE discovered last week that there was one lawsuit it couldn’t win.