WWE is preparing for the biggest week of the year at the beginning of April with WrestleMania 32 and NXT Takeover: Dallas. Stars from the entire promotion are getting ready for whatever may happen or what they may be needed for, and it is their chance to showcase on a huge stage. On Monday Night Raw, an ad was run promoting WrestleMania 32, the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony, and well…totally ignoring NXT Takeover: Dallas, and big-time executive Kevin Dunn is getting heat for it.
WWE Network is going to be bringing a lot of coverage during the week leading up to WrestleMania 32. There will then be a two-hour kickoff show, the huge four-hour pay-per-view, and then a one-hour post show to wrap it all up.
On Friday, the stars of NXT are going to have the chance to display their talents during NXT Takeover: Dallas. That includes Samoa Joe vs. Finn Balor for the NXT Championship and the debuting Shinsuke Nakamura taking on Sami Zayn.
It’s going to be a really big night for all of those in NXT, and one would think it gets just as much attention as WWE and WrestleMania 32. An ad ran on Monday Night Raw, and it detailed all the events happening that week and weekend in early April, but NXT Takeover: Dallas was not mentioned one single time.
According to the Wrestling Observer, Kevin Dunn, WWE’s executive vice president of TV production, is getting a lot of heat for that ad, too.
A lot of people backstage in WWE were not happy with the ad and for not mentioning NXT at all. WrestleMania week is going to feature a lot of things, but NXT is a huge part of it as it has become one of the hottest wrestling promotions in the world.
NXT being totally ignored during a huge ad on Monday Night Raw didn’t sit well with a lot of people. It upset Triple H even more, and that is understood since NXT is Triple H’s project and he’s done so much to build it up and make it as important as it has become.
Kevin Dunn has been a fixture in WWE for more than 30 years, and he’s always been the right-hand man of Vince McMahon. Back in June 2003, Dunn was promoted to his current position in TV production and he has a lot of say in the company.
In 2008, Dunn also joined the board of directors in WWE.
There is a bit of a theory going around that NXT was purposely left out of the ad that aired during Monday Night Raw because that promotion is run by Triple H. Since NXT has nothing to do with Dunn, it’s rumored that is why it was left out of the ad.
With that being said, WrestleZone believes that once Triple H takes over WWE, then Kevin Dunn’s time there is limited. It just really seems like Dunn won’t be a part of the company too much longer after Vince McMahon steps aside and Triple H is in charge.
Throughout the years, there have been a number of wrestlers and wrestling personalities who have been critical of Kevin Dunn. What Culture even came up with a list of 10 people who hate Dunn and really can’t stand anything about him.
That list includes people such as Jim Ross, the late Paul Bearer, Adam Rose, and none other than Triple H and Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley.
If it really was Kevin Dunn who ignored NXT Takeover: Dallas in the WrestleMania 32 week ad on Monday Night Raw, then trouble is going to come his way. Maybe it won’t be now or soon, but his heat with Triple H is growing and disrespecting NXT is going to lessen his time in WWE.
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