Vince McMahon Talks Bonnie Hammer’s Vision For WWE, After TLC
– The New York Times has an article up today profiling former USA Network president and current NBC Universal executive Bonnie Hammer. The article features several quotes from WWE CEO Vince McMahon, who worked closely with Hammer for a number of years.
When asked about his experience working with Hammer, Vince said:
“She just came in and rolled up her sleeves. She taught us a lot about network quality writing, story arcs, character development. She really helped the overall brand.”
Hammer told The Times that she thought WWE should be a male soap opera and decided that a heavy sports emphasis of WWE’s programming limited its audience.
– After Sunday’s WWE TLC pay-per-view went off the air, CM Punk continued to celebrate by thrusting his arm into the air from atop the ladder to keep the crowd going. He then took a leisurely lap around ringside to interact with fans. When
Punk passed Lillian Garcia, he applied the open end of his handcuff to her arm (much to her surprise it seemed) and with a huge smile on his face led her into the back. She seemed slightly embarrassed, but amused.