Not sure if this is a spoiler, but I am going to list it as one anyway.
So, if you were looking forward to watching a spoiler-free WWE Main Event on Ion Wednesday night then read no further.
For everyone else, continue on.
It appears the WWE has been spoiling their own storylines when it comes to pre-taped shows. First, they posted the new SmackDown GM announcement days before SmackDown aired.
Now, the WWE took to Twitter with the following:
WWE (@WWE) October 17, 2012
Following the tweet, they posted this story on WWE.com's main page. Personally, I am uncertain if this is a smart move or not?
Ultimately, it gives fans a reason to tune in and see how it happened. However, it kind of ruins the match outcome for fans who wanted to see it. Don't get me wrong, I kind of get why the WWE did this.
Let's face it, we live in a world full of spoilers and dirt sheets. In fact, most times, if we truly want to know, we can find out the outcome of pretty much any match. So, in a way, this was a preemptive strike by the WWE to avoid anyone else getting the scoop.
Keep in mind, for about a year now, the WWE has done their best to protect the brand when they can. Whether it's scooping injuries, real-life accidents, or as in this case giving up spoilers. Overall, this could be a new direction that the WWE is heading in.
It gives them something to tease for pre-taped shows and allows them to control how the information gets out there. In the end, this shows some real forward thinking by the company and we shall see if it will be an asset or liability.