@bigsocrates: I actually meant to write "not in so many words," lol. I'm reminded of that "marathon not a sprint" press release. It wasn't hard to tell what they were actually saying.
Also, one of the things you see a lot on Bryan Alvarez's timeline is some version of "why do Bryan and Dave shit on Vince when it's those darn writers that are messing up the show?" Not everyone knows Vince ran the entire show. I really think they would benefit from some kind of acknowledgement that things are going to be different now that the one guy holding everything back is gone. Apparently they already mentioned ROH and said the word 'belt' on Smackdown? So hey, that's something. Remember this?