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    A super-cool reveal, the impending WWE draft and behind-the-scenes reports surrounding the Money in the Bank briefcase dominate this week in sports-entertainment overreaction.

    But is any of it warranted or are WWE fans, as they tend to do from time to time, jumping to conclusions and reacting instinctively rather than thinking of the long-term effects of the company’s short-term booking decisions?

    Find out as we dive deeper into those topics.

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    WrestleVotes reported Tuesday night that multiple storylines have been pitched regarding Otis losing the Money in the Bank briefcase, but since he is a personal favorite of Vince McMahon’s, it’s a “no go” for now.

    The responses ranged from “I like Otis but…” to “Otis can’t be taken seriously,” with the one constant theme being he never should have won the thing in the first place.

    And he shouldn’t have.

    Otis got over as a lovable midcard babyface who gyrated and did his Caterpillar finisher to roars from the crowd, like Scotty 2 Hotty or Rikishi before him. And as we found out in 2000 when it came time to push Rikishi to the main event, it fell flat. Why? Because he was perfectly acceptable as a crowd-pleasing comedy act but lacked the tools to hang with the top stars on the show.

    Does anyone believe Otis stands a chance against Roman Reigns? Does anyone think for a second that he could stand toe-to-toe with The Fiend and win the Universal Championship? Braun Strowman? Those three characters are totally different beasts. Their credibility is so much higher than Otis’ that it’s almost inconceivable he could share the ring with them, let alone cash in Money in the Bank for the title.

    None of this is his fault, though.

    It was, ironically enough,


DANBURY — In recognition of National Fire Safety Month, the city’s fire department and a local insurance agency will hold a drive-thru fire safety event this Thursday.

The event will take place outside State Farm Insurance agent Maria Ordonez’s office at 9 Padanaram Road from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

People of all ages are welcome to drive through the parking lot to receive important fire safety material, information, activities and “goodies” distributed right to their vehicles by members of the Danbury Fire Marshal’s Office and the Ordonez State Farm Insurance Team.


The event will be touchless and follow appropriate CDC guidelines and protocols, according to the fire department. All attendees must wear masks.


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Target plans to use its stores to fulfill many online orders this holiday season


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Target Corp. said Monday that it will host its Deal Days shopping event on Oct. 13 and Oct. 14, the same days that Amazon.com Inc. is having its delayed Prime Day event.

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also announced the dates for Prime Day on Monday.

Target Deal Days will feature digital promotions on “hundreds of thousands of items,” according to a statement sent to MarketWatch from the company.

Read: Amazon will host its delayed Prime Day shopping event on Oct. 13 and 14

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has already begun to detail some of its plans for the holiday. The company teased an October launch of holiday season deals back in July.

The retailer is focusing its holiday staffing on the consumer desire for e-commerce and contactless purchasing, with plans to double the number of workers supporting Order Pickup and Drive Up, which allows consumers to have purchases placed in their cars.

Target seeks to hire about the same number of seasonal workers as last year, according to a company statement, about 130,000. About 40% of seasonal hires stay on once the season is through.

Target says it has added 10 million new e-commerce customers and has seen the demand for same-day fulfillment quadruple during the first half of fiscal 2020.

The company aims to fulfill 90% of its digital orders from stores, a strategy that has helped the company’s bottom line.

See: Holiday sales forecast to grow 1% to 2.6% during new October-to-December shopping season: AlixPartners

The retailer plans to rely heavily on its existing workers, giving
them the chance to work additional hours, something that executives say Target
associates have asked for.

The company will also give workers the option to train