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Cageside video: Like a House Afire (Ep. 3) - Lana controversy, new Nation of Domination and lazy storytelling

Welcome to episode three of Like a House Afire, a frequent video-cast that will rundown some hot topics in the world of pro wrestling with opinion and analysis from yours truly.

In our third outing, we delve into Lana's Battleground promo and reactions to it, focusing on how that kind of controversy damages the company in a number of different ways. Lana & Rusev vs. The Real Americans is contrasted to really good stories that WWE has told of late, and we make a case for how they should use stories like The Shield break-up and Bryan/Bellas vs. The Authority as the template for new programs like Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston and Big E.

Here's some background on the buzz that drove this episode:

Lana comments and reactions (Jon Stewart, WWE statement)

The Shield story

Brie & Stephanie

Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston and Big E align


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