WWE News: Joey Styles Addresses the Reason Behind WWE's Spoiler Craze

Gone Baby GoneContributerJanuary 9, 2013

Courtesy OnlineWorldofWrestling.com
Courtesy OnlineWorldofWrestling.com

For a few months now, you may have noticed that several Bleacher Report writers, including myself have been writing about the WWE spoiling its own title changes for its taped shows.

Ultimately, every single one of the articles have included the spoiler that the WWE revealed. Now, I can only speak for myself here, but I have been wondering why the WWE is so willing to give up this information prior to the event airing on TV.

Well, it turns out that, a few fans have been wondering the same thing. Shortly after WWE star Joey Styles tweeted that Alberto Del Rio captured the World title, he responded to a fan's tweet with the following.


“... @wwe and @joeystyles spoil SmackDown because they'd rather you get the spoiler from them than a wrestling news site.” Bingo!

— Joey Styles (@JoeyStyles) January 9, 2013

Overall, I guess Styles' response isn't entirely shocking, as this allows the WWE to control how the spoiler gets to its fans. On top of that, it appears that this will be something that isn't going away anytime soon.

Let's face it, with the exception of announcing title changes happening at non-televised live events, the WWE ignored revealing any big news until it aired on TV, which to many is a bit of an antiquated way to run an entertainment business. The fact is, we live in a world that revolves around people getting their information from the Internet.

So the WWE had to make some changes to keep up with the times. From what I have read in the comments section of several of my own articles, many fans are not too fond of this change. However, they are also willing to admit that if the WWE didn't do it, they can still access this news from other websites.

In the end, we as fans should embrace this move by the WWE, as the company is starting to tap into the future of the business and ensuring that it stays afloat for years to come.