Former Smackdown Referee Jimmy Korderas Compares Jinder Mahal & JBL’s Early WWE Championship Runs

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On how Jinder Mahal’s first two months as WWE Championship compares to JBL’s first two months as WWE Champion:

JK: I think JBL was a little further ahead because he was a little more seasoned at the time than Jinder is now. He does have a lot of guys around him to help him and coach him. I don’t think he is quite at the level JBL was at. I think JBL flourished quickly. Jinder Mahal is taking a little slower growth into being the WWE Champion. So far I like it, I am very willing to be patient with it because I like old school heels.

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Today’s episode of WZ Daily is hosted by Nick Hausman and features former 20+ year WWE veteran referee Jimmy Korderas as his co-host.

The pro wrestling news topics from the last twenty-four hours that Nick & Jimmy discuss include:

  • The Smackdown main event title picture and the huge Cena vs Nakamura happening next week
  • Meltzer’s recent report about the rumors of Brock Lesnar heading back to UFC
  • Chris Jericho’s WWE return as well as Kevin Owens and AJ Styles passing the US Championship back and forth
  • Rumored plans for Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins heading into SummerSlam
  • Shawn Michaels hitting the road with NXT this weekend

Today’s episode also features the full audio from today’s GFW Media Call featuring Bruce Prichard and Dutch Mantel. Some of the topics they discusses include:

  • Bobby Lashley appearing at TripleMania
  • Whether GFW-Impact will be heading in an edgier direction
  • What advice they have for aspiring commentators
  • What their day-to-day jobs for GFW are
  • If there are plans for Jack Swagger to debut in GFW soon
  • How wrestling has evolved with technology
  • Whether GFW is negotiating with Rey Mysterio
  • The differences in live versus taped show
  • How Bruce’s recent UK trip was
  • Funny Scott Steiner road stories
  • What the writing process in GFW is like compared to WWE
  • If GFW has plans to move to another platform besides POP TV
  • When the new GFW title belts will debut and which titles will be retired
  • If any of Bruce’s ideas were ever rejected by Vince McMahon
  • Dutch’s time booking in Puerto Rico
  • Whether the battle with the Hardys over the Broken Universe is worth the bad PR
  • If Gut Check will be returning
  • What it’s like working with Jeff Jarrett
  • What GFW’s relationship is like with Lucha Underground
  • Listening to the pro wrestling fans
  • Whether there will be a GFW Tag Team World Cup
  • Kenny Omega
  • A possibile Gut Check for referees or commentators
  • Who they would induct into a GFW Hall of Fame
  • If EC3 is being groomed as the face of GFW
  • GFW’s internal investigation into Alberto el Patron
  • Whether we’ll hear about GFW on Bruce’s podcast
  • If GFW will be launching an OTT platform
  • The difference between booking a national and independent promotion
  • Current WWE talent being promoted for GFW Amped
  • The best way to film pro wrestling for TV
  • More…

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