Booking Kofi Kingston, My Favorite WWE Tag Team, Vince Going All Out For WM30, Sting’s Future, Does Orton Draw?

What’s up with Kofi Kingston, why hasn’t he won a world championship yet? I thought his best push ever was late 2009 where he had a hot feud with Randy Orton, I mean he could’ve easily gotten it… I think Randy Orton blew it for him when he told WWE he wasn’t ready… What do you think?

What Randy Orton did (or didn’t do) to Kofi Kingston’s push several years ago is a moot point. WWE doesn’t see Kofi Kingston as a main event talent, at least not yet. I compare Kofi to John Morrison in that he just goes out and outworks the entire roster. My label for him is the WWE workhorse. I’m a huge Kofi fan. He’s over with the audience and he has great in-ring work. He’s a likable guy and someone I’ve had the privilege to interview. I can’t explain why WWE doesn’t see him as more than they do but there are a lot of factors that stop a talent from reaching the main event. With that being said, Kofi routinely gets on television and is prominent mid-card programs. While he doesn’t have a top spot in the company, he doesn’t have a bad one either. Not everyone can be pushed in the main event and if WWE unifies their world titles there are going to be a lot more people wondering about the lack of top pushes.

Who is your favorite tag team in WWE right now and who would you like to see in an extended feud for the tag belts?

There are lot of good tag teams in WWE right now with Vince McMahon restarting on his love for tag team wrestling (something that seems to change by the week). The show stealers as we’ve come to know them are Cody Rhodes & Goldust and Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns. They’ve had some spectacular matches lately, full of everything that I love about this business. My favorite emerging team is Jimmy & Jey Uso as they have excellent in-ring chemistry and bring back an element to the product that’s been lacking. As for an extended program, I’ve really enjoyed the aforementioned program of the Rhodes brothers versus The Shield members. Anything involving The Usos would be entertaining but it’s hard for me to give you an exact program I would like to see regarding tag team performers.

With all of the hype surrounding Hulk Hogan and Bill Goldberg, I can’t help but notice that WWE is looking to go all out for Wrestlemania XXX. I can’t say I don’t blame them and I know you have been hearing this question a lot, but with the state of TNA in limbo right now, do you know the status of Sting and his negotiations with TNA? Or maybe WWE?

You are correct in that Vince McMahon wants to go all out for Wrestlemania XXX. The problem is that nothing is definitive and that’s left him frustrated headed into the end of the year. Sting’s contract with TNA Wrestling is believed to be up some time this month although we do not have further details at this time. There is WWE interest but there’s been WWE interest in Sting for the last several years. Sting puts himself in this position by working year-to-year in TNA so he has the option to try WWE if that’s what he decides. I can confirm that WWE has spoken with Bill Goldberg and Hulk Hogan about returning. Both are stories we are following in our Backstage News section. Make sure you check out our Cyber Monday special if you aren’t yet a WNW Premium Member.

If a lack in faith prevents Daniel Bryan from becoming a long-term champion, why is Randy Orton a multi-champion when he has never really drawn for the WWE? Does Randy Orton sell out arenas? Do crowds throughout the world cheer profusely for Orton? The fans have been behind Randy at certain points of his career, but as a lifelong fan, I can’t honestly say that he has been the reason anyone has ever spent $50 on a PPV. The same can honestly be said about numerous other stars including Del Rio, Big Show, JBL and Sheamus.

Easy partner! Randy Orton seems to be getting a lot of heat today from readers. I’m on the opposite end of this. I see Randy Orton as a top guy and as a draw for WWE. We can all debate how much of a draw that he is – because he isn’t at the level of John Cena – but he’s still a main eventer. Please be careful with your assumption that there’s a lack of confidence in Daniel Bryan. I know there are places that write this conjecture but I’ve heard nothing of the sorts. Everything I hear is that Vince McMahon is high up on Bryan and admitted he was wrong about him. Yes, he’s out of the WWE title picture but it was time to move on after a lengthy program with Orton that was hampered by bad booking.

From the Ask WNW vault…

September 2010: Why is Kofi Kingston not a main event talent? – Kofi Kingston has been close to getting a push in the main event a couple times but has been held back for one reason or another. Kofi is a guy with great talent and seems to have a loyal fan base so it’s certainly not out of the question he’ll get elevated before the end of the year. Last year I spoke with Kofi about his position in WWE and he clarified more in which you can read here.

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  • Dave Barton

    So are we, the smart fans, supposed to believe that the booking plan was to push Daniel Bryan by beating the face of the company (John Cena) for the top title, perfectly clean at SummerSlam, only to push Randy Orton even further? This only leaves us to believe that WWE has more faith in Randy to draw money as a chicken-s**t champion with Bryan out of the title picture, than in Daniel Bryan as a hard-fighting champion who can overcome the odds stacked against him from day one in the WWE.

    Who booked this crap?

    • Tim

      Absolutely. Randy willing saying that he needs help to beat someone. Proves he’s a chicken s$&@. People criticized the iwc for hating on wwe. Because Bryan was dogged in the early feud, and that in the end he will win and become bigger than ever, and it never happened. He was pushed out for a title unification.

    • Jerry D.

      If you’re such a smart fan then how come you haven’t figured out that your Internet Hero’s don’t draw and will never be the top guys?

      You’ll keep watching and you’ll keep complaining but you’ll still keep giving Vince money and your undivided attention lol.

      • Dave Barton

        Every arena chants “Yes” & “No” for Daniel Bryan, whether its his segment or not…that’s not the sign of a top guy? And Punk outsold Cena a couple years ago (which is supposedly the reason Cena is always on top…merchandise sales), yet Punk still wasn’t given the main event of ppvs that he earned. So yes, I maintain that the guys who earn their spots as “top guys” continue to get pushed back down in favor of golden boys like Cena (for merch) or Orton (for his family name).

        And I give Vince no money. I don’t order his ppv’s & I don’t buy his merch (except for some dvds, and even then I buy them used, so he doesn’t actually get my money). But its my right as a fan to point out when I disagree with his illogical booking.

        Looking at the Rhodes Family vs The Shield, I have nothing but praise for giving them time in the ring to tell their story. Their work has been phenomenal, and I’m happy to say it. But Orton & Bryan? They blew it, big time. I guarantee Bryan is selling more merch than Orton (and isn’t it sad that Cena’s “legacy” is all because of merchandise sales?).

        • Jbreed

          When you think about it, it really isn’t about the crowd reactions and the merchandise sales. The real reason why John Cena has been and will continue to be the face of the company is because he best represents what the WWE is about, which is a lame, kid-friendly PG product.

          • Jerry D.

            It’s actually Punk who represents what lame PG is all about. WWE went PG in 2008 when Punk won his 1st title. Punk doesn’t drink, smoke or do drugs. He’s a living breathing DARE program who represents kiddy BS.

          • Dave Barton

            …while making homophobic slurs at fans, telling fans to drink bleach, and punching a fan who he thought punched him first. Riiiiiight.

          • Jerry D.

            Ooh wow, Punk made a homophobic slur once, that’s so cutting edge. Any nerd can get behind a key board and act like a tough guy, that crap is the very definition of rated PG crap. It’s funny how you people actually think Punk is the next Austin or that he’s edgy. Crying over diet Pepsi being spilled doesn’t make you edgy at all.

          • George

            Jerry D, so by your own standards you’re a nerd yourself, you stupid hypocrite

          • George

            Jerry D, so by your own standards you’re a nerd yourself, you stupid hypocrite

          • Jbreed

            CM Punk is not the reason why the little children ask their daddies to let them stay up late on monday nights.

          • Jerry D.

            But it is the reason why the 35 year old virgins blow up their CM Punk dolls at night. And that my friend is even worse. #CheckMate

          • Bob’s Diner

            “Any nerd can get behind a key board and act like a tough guy, that crap is the very definition of rated PG crap”

            So… you are PG crap?

          • skidmarkgn

            We get it, you don’t like Punk… moving on.

          • Bob’s Diner

            You are right. And given WWE is supposed to be a PG show and support these things, wouldn’t it make sense to have your top guy be all those things?

            Instead they have guys that basically represent bullies. And one that has a reputation for violating their wellness policy

          • Xavier

            Punk had nothing to do with the WWE going PG. if you wanna point the blame at anything blame it on the Benoit tradegy, that incident alone damaged WWE’s image in so many ways. Also look at the fact that you had guys blading in the 2nd or 3rd match of the night and fans weren’t reacting anymore The product had been going on TV14 for 10-11 years at that point and the whole blading, taking chair shots to the head and falling thru tables had been oversaturated to death. It was time for Vince to look out for the health of his guys and try and repackage the product as a form of damage control.

          • skidmarkgn

            Don’t forget about Linda’s desire to get into politics

          • Bob’s Diner

            The end of blading was long overdue. It is so unnecessary in this day and age. People have to stop blaming the whole PG thing for all WWE’s problems. TNA isn’t PG and it consistently puts on the worst wrestling programme of all time

          • Jbreed

            Don’t you think the PG era and the whole Super Cena business which is going on 8 years now has become oversaturated and maybe it’s time to change direction?

          • Jeff Ono

            Some of you seem to forget about the wrestlers in generations past that gravitated YOU to wrestling when you were a kid — Austin/Rock/Foley, Goldberg/Guerrero/Jericho/Mysterio, Michaels/Hart/Hall/Nash/Hennig, Flair/Sting/Luger, Savage/Steamboat/Roberts/Warrior, Hogan/Andre/Piper/Snuka, Rhodes/Backlund/Race/Sammartino/Graham/Zbyszko. Why can’t you accept Cena as the face of the WWE? If he brings in more wrestling fans, then that’s GOOD for wrestling. There won’t be another Cena — all of these guys create unique images. So, it’s not like Cena is ushering in a new wave of characters like him. Stop being so petulant and allow these kids to enjoy wrestling. All this narcissistic “Me, Me, Me” whining is pathetic. #RiseAbove

          • Bob’s Diner

            bahahaha
            but seriously, what new fans has he brought in? He has something like 5 million twitter followers, yet Raw only gets an average of around 3.5 million viewers each week. And half of them don’t even like John Cena! So how is he expanding their audience at all?

            Hogan and Austin RAISED TV ratings and PPV buyrates. That is bringing in more fans. The ratings and PPV rates keep going down year after year with Cena as the face of the company – that is NOT bringing in more fans at all

          • Jbreed

            Kids have been enjoying wrestling because of John Cena so long most of them are teenagers by now.That’s how long Cena’s been getting shoved down our throats When are we adults gonna get another chance to enjoy wrestling again.

      • Bob’s Diner

        I don’t understand why you insist on referring to CM Punk and Daniel Bryan as ‘Internet Heroes’ when they are popular with all fans. A large majority through their work in WWE – not the independent scene.

        You understand that you are actually part of the IWC?
        You are supposedly are a fan of pro-wrestling (or more likely ‘sports entertainment’) and post about it online. You think that hating CM Punk makes you any different?

    • GOR

      Randy Ortan is a Chicken-shit champ coz that’s how he is made to look.
      Just until a few months ago he was the Viper/Apex Predator who coud take anyone out with his kick. he even got to the Mcmahons. Don’t u remember that ?

      They r following the stupid heel type established by Edge.

      The problem is with the Writing n not with Ortan himself.
      All the smart-asses who r blaming Ortan for bryan’s disposal form main-event picture, Don’t u get it ? it’s about Cena ! Bryan was put over coz cena was out with injury n WWE thought he woudnt return soon.
      But Cena being Cena returned quicker as always. Cant stay out of limelight can he ?! n they coudnt have a bigger face than cena as he’s their top guy.
      So, they put bryan away. This is same as they had done to Punk n Ortan before that.

  • Tim

    Wait randy orton is a main event talent but Kane isn’t hmm oooooookay

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Richard Gray

      Yes, that’s correct. At this stage, Orton is a top guy and Kane is not.

      • Tim

        Ok let’s take a look at the two

        Mic skills

        Kane is good on the mic. Randy is a robot on it.

        Look

        Both have a good look Kane doesn’t need to lather in baby oil or starve himself for it tho

        Wrestling skills

        Kane 20 years ago was good and is now currently better than most of the roster. He’s no punk or Bryan. But still good tho. Randy isn’t bad either.

        Backstage.

        Kane has been wonderful backstage never

        • Tim

          Been in trouble. Randy is always in trouble, and constantly burying people in fear of they might take his spot light instead of price he deserves it.

          All the while Kane is 10+ years older.

        • Tim

          Been in trouble. Randy is always in trouble, and constantly burying people in fear of they might take his spot light instead of price he deserves it.

          All the while Kane is 10+ years older.

  • 1vinny1

    Question should be why is orton being pushed over bryan when orton has been known for his bad attitude and screw ups remember he is only 1 strike away from being fired.

    • Jbreed

      The answer is anyboby who is a protege of Triple H can get away with just about anything.

    • K!NG

      Yes but they put Jeff hardy in the same position years ago w 2 wellness strikes and the fans fully supported him so what is your point.

      • Jbreed

        You’re gonna compare Jeff Hardy’s career to Randy Orton’s?

    • GOR

      Coz they need a big heel for the main-event smarty ! Since, Hunter & edge r out, del rio draws no reaction n Punk has turned face, Ortan is the sole top Heel they can use in the main event.
      Bryan is being pushed as a Face, Ortan is a heel. Ther’s a difference u kno !

  • ptekin

    Oh wait is this the I hate randy orton fan club stop crying your boy DB is going to champion and when he does finally have it rhe ratings are going to drop even more . Stupid internet fans

  • Justin Lal

    Randy Orton must be doing something right if 3 Million people are following him on twitter — that’s 1 million more than CM Punk has and nearly 2 million more than Daniel Bryan has. I believe you can use twitter as a good way to gauge how a person in WWE is relating to the WWE audience. People made a big deal when AJ Lee went over 1 million followers, so it’s a big deal that Orton has over 3 million. Some may use Zack Ryder as an example of twitter followers not mattering but keep in mind that Zack Ryder got over real fast with the WWE audience. His numbers should matter and it’s too bad that WWE has messed him up with booking.

    • Jbreed

      But half of Randy Orton’s followers are probably just young girls who just like him for his looks.

      • Jerry D.

        Most of Bryan’s followers are just virgins who like him for his beard.

      • Jerry D.

        But most of Bryan’s followers are geeks who just love his beard and can’t spell anything other then YES & NO!

      • GOR

        But MOST of Cena’s followers are kids who like his childish story-lines & girls who like his looks, colorfull wear n his childish story-lines !

    • Nick K

      I think crowd reactions trump twitter as twitter followers are amassed over time. I was at are last week and punk and Bryan were the only guys that drew reactions. Crowd was literally dead for everyone else heel or face.

  • Jbreed

    Kofi Kingston doesn’t have a bad spot in the company? For the past couple of years he’s been a jobber most of the time and it doesn’t seem like he’s heading anywhere anytime soon.

    • Venom

      It’s the intercontinental title curse. Look back on recent IC holders and look what happened to them (for awhile at least) starting with Ezekiel Jackson. Even Cody Rhodes had a dark spell after losing it until this recent run.

  • Me

    I one time went to an event and sat next to this obese woman and she didn’t stand up and cheer for anyone , not even the Rock . But she stood for randy Orton…. Nuff said

  • David F.

    Kofi may be a great worker but he has no personality and that is why he is not a main event worker. You have to have some type of personality and sadly Kofi is just boring on the mic.

    • Jbreed

      And Randy Orton is exciting?

  • xxdayoffatexx

    Bryan Danielson has the crowd. It’s only a matter of time

    • Jbreed

      But that’s why Daniel Bryan should be the top guy right now. You gotta stick with your hot hand.

  • Venom

    While I’m not a Randy Orton fan I rather he beats cena at TLC. I can’t stand Cena and feel like they purposely wanted to make him the last person to hold the WCH. While I know he does a lot of make a wish appearances I have a feeling he loves stealing other peoples thunder. I remember when the Yes chants started after wrestlemania 2 years ago he had to acknowledge it in his segment. The night after last wrestlemania when people kept singing Fandango’s theme in his match he started doing a few dance moves just to get the crowd cheering for him.

    I remember once reading Brodus Clay doing an interview saying they were going to scrap his segment at wrestlemania 2 years ago where he’s dancing with his “mama” but Cena said if they don’t let Brodus go out he’s not going out. Please. Like Cena was going to noshow the main event against The rock? If that was true then y did he go out last year when they scrapped the tag match between Tons of Funk vs Rhodes and sandow? I dunno I just felt like venting.

    • Bob’s Diner

      I get that too. He seems to latch on to anything the crowd loves in the hopes it will make him popular again. Crowd likes Daniel Bryan more? He tells the crowd he’s a big fan too! People like Zack Ryder’s internet show? He tells everyone he likes it too. Crowd boos him? He gives some lame response like ‘I love the WWE fans that express themselves’.

    • Danny_Boy

      Interesting you make such claims about Cena when in reality it’s Punk who steals people’s thunder. He’s now tagging with Bryan because he’s trying to steal his shine because he realizes that Bryan is more over. And he is in the process of burying the Wyatts just like how he buried Ryback last year when he was red hot, or how he buried Axel this year. Punk even acted like a Cesaro fan when Cesaro was over by wearing a shirt at a WrestleMania conference. Cesaro ended up in the dog house after that and got stuck with a yoddling gimmick. I bet Punk went to Vince and got that guy buried. Punk even refused to work with Bryan at Mania 27. But now that Bryan is hot Punk wants to work with him, Punk is a huge hypocrite. He claims to be for the little guy but in reality he buries them on some sneaky stuff, and how come Punk hasn’t went to bat for his good friend Kofi?

      • Xavier

        I use to say that Cena haters were the most irrational wrestling fans, I’m now realizing that Punk haters are trying catching up. You, Venom & Bob’s Diner are clearly bored and are reaching for anything at this point to try and justify the hate you throw at these guys no matter how ridiculous, lame & wrong your guys’ arguments are. You guys know it and I know it.

      • Xavier

        I use to say that Cena haters were the most irrational wrestling fans, I’m now realizing that Punk haters are trying catching up. You, Venom & Bob’s Diner are clearly bored and are reaching for anything at this point to try and justify the hate you throw at these guys no matter how ridiculous, lame & wrong your guys’ arguments are. You guys know it and I know it.

        • Venom

          Buddy I’m nothing like Danny_Boy and myself and Bob’s Diner have been agreeing on same things just lately.

          I am not a Punk hater. Punk was a wwe champion who barely ever main evented. What John Cena does is improvised. Not something he’s told to do. He cuts his scripted promo (which I don’t think are bad either cause I’ve never criticised his promos). I just find it annoying like the raw after wrestlemania 2 years ago after losing to The Rock the yes chants were going on and he had to acknowledge them just to get the crowd to cheer while he’s in the ring. That’s stealing someone’s thunder.

          The night after last wrestlemania while he was having a match and fans kept singing fandangos theme he had to make some type of dance move so the crowd can pop for him again stealing someone’s thunder.

          He has to cleanly beat Alberto Del Rio (who I don’t care for either) and Damien Sandow clean and now he’s down the card.

          I remember after macho man passed away an interview was released and he mentioned how when he won the wwf title hogan came out and stole the spotlight. The interviewer asked if he was upset and savage said no cuz everyone knew the focus had to be on hogan and that was expected. Same thing with Cena. Yeah he didn’t have a championship for over a year but he was still on the main event.

          • Xavier

            I never called you a Punk hater, I was referring to Danny_Boy. I referred to you & Diner has Cena haters. You & Diner accuse Cena of stealing the spotlight the same way Danny_Boy accuses Punk of doing the same thing. Go check out his & Diner’s last 100 post or so and you’ll see how similar all 3 of you guys are with these far fetched arguments. My point is that neither Cena or Punk are purposely or incidentally stealing the spotlight from anyone.

          • Xavier

            I never called you a Punk hater, I was referring to Danny_Boy. I referred to you & Diner has Cena haters. You & Diner accuse Cena of stealing the spotlight the same way Danny_Boy accuses Punk of doing the same thing. Go check out his & Diner’s last 100 post or so and you’ll see how similar all 3 of you guys are with these far fetched arguments. My point is that neither Cena or Punk are purposely or incidentally stealing the spotlight from anyone.

          • Venom

            That’s fine. But prove me wrong though. I know what I’m saying isn’t 100% facts since I don’t work for the company but I’m basing it on what I see on tv and can tell what was probably improvised and what was scripted. I gave 2 example of trying to steal someone’s spotlight and referenced a Brodus Clay interview.

          • Xavier

            So because Mania 29 was short on time you somehow translate that has Cena stealing Clay’s spotlight. Brodus Clay is not a threat to Cena in anyway shape or form and probably never will be. So how would Cena feel the need to steal anything from Clay? WrestleMania this year had to cut the Clay match out because of time restraints. Should the Clay match have went on last in your opinion? Should Cena/Rock II have been cut from the show in your opinion? You honestly think that Cena went to Vince and said “you know what, this Clay guy is stealing my heat, you need to take him off the card”, is that how it really went down?

          • Venom

            I think you missed the entire point. Maybe you should re-read it. I was pointing out that while Cena acts like he’s there for other wrestlers by claiming he wasn’t gonna go out if Clay won’t do his dance it’s obvious it was total BS. It’s just a top guy trying to make a nobody wrestler feel good about themselves since obviously he would have performed. I only wrote that since the following year they cut his tag match and Cena performed anyways. You can search for that interview.

          • Xavier

            Did you noticed what Cena did for Punk in 2011, Big E this year, mentoring Cody when he first came in, putting Sheamus over clean at TLC 09, is all that total BS? Even Miz has stated in interviews how Cena has helped him a great deal.

          • Venom

            Miz saying that is because he’s not stupid. What do u think would happen if Miz said the opposite? And either Miz won cuz of Rocks interference and Cena won the title the next month and Miz went down the drain. While its true he put sheamus over but Sheamus is one of Triple Hs boys and his career hasn’t really skyrocketed just yet. And I’m not too sure what you mean about him helping Big E. since Big E teaming with Punj is what helped his push.

            For the record I was a Cena fan from 2005-2007. I loved his rapping gimmick cuz it was terrible at first and he got it over. But really a hero shouldn’t be an indestructible face. A hero should be someone you root for. Someone who has to overcome obstacles. But when you feed him new people all it says when he’s injured in real life were in a danger zone cuz he is our savior.

            And I hate when people think if Cena does a job that he put this person over because either way they end up screwing that persons push and Cena destroys him a few weeks later anyways.

            And you still havent proved me wrong about him stealing peoples spotlights. Daniel Bryan, Fandango, Bob’s Diner even mentioned Zack Ryder. Remember TLC ’11 when he gave up his championship match so Ryder can get a chance to wrestle for the US title (after he just beat him in a match)?

          • Venom

            Miz saying that is because he’s not stupid. What do u think would happen if Miz said the opposite? And either Miz won cuz of Rocks interference and Cena won the title the next month and Miz went down the drain. While its true he put sheamus over but Sheamus is one of Triple Hs boys and his career hasn’t really skyrocketed just yet. And I’m not too sure what you mean about him helping Big E. since Big E teaming with Punj is what helped his push.

            For the record I was a Cena fan from 2005-2007. I loved his rapping gimmick cuz it was terrible at first and he got it over. But really a hero shouldn’t be an indestructible face. A hero should be someone you root for. Someone who has to overcome obstacles. But when you feed him new people all it says when he’s injured in real life were in a danger zone cuz he is our savior.

            And I hate when people think if Cena does a job that he put this person over because either way they end up screwing that persons push and Cena destroys him a few weeks later anyways.

            And you still havent proved me wrong about him stealing peoples spotlights. Daniel Bryan, Fandango, Bob’s Diner even mentioned Zack Ryder. Remember TLC ’11 when he gave up his championship match so Ryder can get a chance to wrestle for the US title (after he just beat him in a match)?

          • Xavier

            Wasn’t it Cena who got Ryder TV time in 2011 in the 1st place? So what your saying is that Ryder went to Vince and said I want you too put Ryder on TV so I can bury him b/c he’s taking my #1 spot, then I want you to cancel his youtube show then take him off TV again? You guys really think Cena went out of his way to try and “steal his thunder”

            How did he steal Bryan’s thunder? He endorsed Bryan on TV the day after he put him over clean. Please explain how that’s stealing someone’s thunder? Fandango, really bro? he did a 2 second dance on TV big freaking deal, you really think that hurt Fandango in anyway? Get out of here with all that.

            And for the record, Miz didn’t have to say anything about Cena. He mentioned Cena because Cena according to Miz really did help him a lot backstage, those are Miz’ words not mine.

            Explain Cody Rhodes, Sheamus, CM Punk and Big E Langston to me. How is that BS as you put it before? Big E teaming with Punk had nothing to do with Big E’s push. Richard has reported on here on numerous occasions that Cena has been lobblying for Big E to be pushed for months now, they even workout together. Big E has also stated that Cena has taking him under his wing.

          • Venom

            I’m not saying Cena goes to Vince to lobby for people. I’m saying he tries to get himself over with fans at the expense of others. He endorsed Daniel Bryan, CM punk and Zack Ryder because fans were already cheering for them and behind them. While I wouldn’t say Fandango is in that category but because fans were singing his music during his match that night he decided to do that little dance to get some cheers from fans.

            Perhaps he did help Miz’s career and I’m a rare Miz fan I was happy when he won MITB and wwe championship. You really should let the sheamus/Cody Rhodes thing go cuz all he did was lose a table match by fluke and a few months later he fought Batista for wwe championship at wrestlemania.

            Later he kept beating Cody Rhodes and Ted in handicap matches.

          • Venom

            As for Big E. remember Hogan refused to lose to guys like Bret Hart because he felt they were too small. He rather lose to someone like Yokozuna.

            Yes he lost clean to Daniel Bryan but it was a case of him being injured late summer before football season when ratings are usually down so he takes time off and comes back to save the day. And I know his injury was serious I know he works hard I’m not denying that. He wants to endorse someone endorse them before they get over by the fans. Put someone like Big E. over and keep him at the top not job them out a few weeks later.

          • Bob’s Diner

            Now who makes fantasy arguments?
            The dude never said anything along those lines – you seem to be just twisting anything anyone says so you can disagree.

          • Bob’s Diner

            Oh here you go with the typical ‘you’re a Cena hater’ garbage. It seems to be your go-to defense when others point out something bad about John Cena. When was the last time I said anything remotely anti-Cena and that wasn’t based in fact?

            Danny_Boy is hilarious in his fantasy arguments. I am actually starting to find his ridiculousness entertaining

          • Xavier

            You guys are very similar, both have fantasy arguments. His hate for Punk and your hate for Cena are one in the same. You’ve said a lot of stuff about Cena that are based on opinion and not fact, too many to count.

          • Bob’s Diner

            About the same as your apparent hate for Bob’s Diner

          • Xavier

            Lol, I don’t hate you.

      • Venom

        You do realize being booked to do something and going off script is another? Punk wearing cesaros shirt may have put him in the dog house and that was something punk did on his own. Punk tagging with Bryan is a booking decision.

        And if you really believe Punk has a lot of stroke he would be in the position he’s in right now? He went from holding a title for over a year without main eventing matches to losing to 3 or 4 ppvs in a row and to cena on raw.

  • James

    They need to turn Kofi heel. They should make his character go around attacking producers and people in charge – saying he doesn’t get a chance because of his skin color. Have him go head to head with Vince, Stephanie and Triple H -threatening legal action for being racist and unfair. This could lead to a Triple H vs. Kofi Kingston PPV match and even a John Cena vs. Kofi match for the World Heavyweight Championship.

    This story line would elevate him to the moon and be highly entertaining. I would love to see Kofi get the push he deserves.

    • SwipeMan

      I think that would be lame. Sorry.

  • Nostaljack

    Randy ended Kofi’s push for very dubious reasons. Since then, Kofi has been jobbing out mostly and not really making much headway. At least he’s getting on TV which is better than some. Also, he’s not whining about it. He’s doing the job he’s asked to do and I respect that.

  • Xavier

    People need to stop with the Daniel Bryan sobb story BS! WWE in no way has lost any faith in Daniel Bryan nor is he being snubbed or buried in the slightest. Bryan is being booked pretty much the exact same way The Rock was in circa 1999-2000. Remember folks, Rock lost the title at WM15 and didn’t win it again until Backlash of the following year. In between WM15 & Backlash 2000 Rock had plenty of non title feuds with guys like Mr. Ass Billy Gunn, Brittish Bulldog, Big Show and was even paired with Mick Foley similar to how Bryan was paired with Punk. And jUst like Bryan was screwed over by “The Authority” on multiple occasions, the Rock was screwed over by “The Regime” on multiple occasions (they both got screwed over by HBK as well). And not once did people complain about Rock being buried or using whatever other lame accusations that people wanna try and make about how the WWE has it out for Bryan. There’s a really good chance that Bryan is winning the Rumble next year and if that happens then all this bully aching that people are doing will have been for nothing.

    • Bob’s Diner

      The problem is, we’ve been down this road before. Christian won the world title and then lost it right away to Orton. When people got annoyed, they were told to wait because it would lead to a bigger story with him… but it didn’t. He just kept losing to Orton in a boring feud.

      Randy Orton does not deserve this spot and I think more than anything that is what annoys people – seeing deserving talent get pushed out of the way so this guy can keep get titles handed to him, despite his bad attitude, wellness policy violations and terrible backstage reputation

      • Xavier

        Orton with the title is still not as over as Bryan so does it really matter at this point if Bryan has the title or not, I mean really?

        Orton has probably been more hurt in this whole feud then Bryan has, it may not look like it at first glance but when you really think about it Orton was been made to look very weak in the Bryan feud, Did he at any point even hit Bryan with the RKO in any of their matches?. He needed the Shield, HHH, Steph, a cheap cash in, or HBK to beat Bryan on several occasions. Bryan on the other hand has been booked to look like a guy who’s unbeatable unless he’s screwed from outside interference or corrupt politics from the COO. Bryan is a main event guy for LIFE now thanks to his massive crowd reactions, and going over Sheamus, Cesaro, Ryback, Orton, Kane & Cena clean within months. I agree that WWE creative is been off the last couple of months but in no way has Bryan’s stock been hurt at all.

        If Bryan wins the Rumble, which is likely then all the complaining being done here today will have been a big waste of time. Oh and regarding Christian, Christian at no point ever in his career was as over as Bryan is now nor was he ever this high up the card or involved in an angle remotely as big as this. Bryan is in the exact same spot the Rock was in 1999-2000 and was booked pretty identical, if you or anyone else doesn’t believe me then go back check out the RAW’s and the SMACKDOWN’s from that year.

        • Venom

          Funny thing is Xavier while you and I might not agree in my other post I do agree in this post that Orton was probably hurt more in this feud since it took a referee to act like he and Bryan were in cahoots which lead to the vacant title, triple h pedgegreeing Bryan first to have him win the title, big show stopping Bryan when he was about to beat orton and HBK interfering to let Orton win. I agree with u in that.

          As for the Christian reference. Edge was asked about how he felt about Christian losing the title after just winning it and he felt being the number 1 heel is better then being the number 2 face. If your challenging the champion in main events on numerous ppvs does it really matter if your holding it? Sure it’s better to be champion but hopefully Bryan does bounce back just sucks it has to be after Cena retires.

        • Venom

          Funny thing is Xavier while you and I might not agree in my other post I do agree in this post that Orton was probably hurt more in this feud since it took a referee to act like he and Bryan were in cahoots which lead to the vacant title, triple h pedgegreeing Bryan first to have him win the title, big show stopping Bryan when he was about to beat orton and HBK interfering to let Orton win. I agree with u in that.

          As for the Christian reference. Edge was asked about how he felt about Christian losing the title after just winning it and he felt being the number 1 heel is better then being the number 2 face. If your challenging the champion in main events on numerous ppvs does it really matter if your holding it? Sure it’s better to be champion but hopefully Bryan does bounce back just sucks it has to be after Cena retires.

          • Bob’s Diner

            Christian was never the number one heel, though

          • Bob’s Diner

            Christian was never the number one heel, though

          • Venom

            In the company no. But I’d say he was number 1 heel on smackdown during the “one more match” era. But hey, I’m not saying I agree with the way he was booked. I think he deserved at least a 4-5 month reign like Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit.

          • Venom

            In the company no. But I’d say he was number 1 heel on smackdown during the “one more match” era. But hey, I’m not saying I agree with the way he was booked. I think he deserved at least a 4-5 month reign like Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit.

          • Venom

            In the company no. But I’d say he was number 1 heel on smackdown during the “one more match” era. But hey, I’m not saying I agree with the way he was booked. I think he deserved at least a 4-5 month reign like Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit.

        • Bob’s Diner

          I’m not sure why you think it is so likely Bryan is winning the rumble; I’ve had people on here argue with me that the plan is CM Punk is winning, and then others say someone else. We really have no idea. For all we know, Hulk Hogan could come back and win the rumble to set up a match with John Cena.

          I don’t disagree that Bryan’s situation is similar to The Rock’s circa 2000. But the difference is those programs were used to elevate him, HHH and Big Show and establish them as main-event talent. No one has been elevated by this program. Unless you count Big Show and HHH. And just because it is the same as something that worked 13 years ago doesn’t make it good

          • Xavier

            Hogan isn’t winning the Rumble so I wouldn’t worry about that. And you’re correct Punk could possibly win the rumble. Honestly if I was booking the Rumble the final two would come down to Bryan & Punk with Bryan winning the Rumble. A Bryan/Punk showdown at the Rumble would be on the level of the Hart/Lugar, Cena/Batista & Michaels/Taker showdowns in the Rumble and would be a great ending to the Rumble. Having said all that I still think Bryan is the odds on favorite right now to win it. And if he does win it that would be truly elevating Bryan.

          • GOR

            It doesnt matter who wins the rumble, Both Punk n Bryan will go on to have big headlining matches at Wrestlemania. Maybe both will not be title matches, But that doesn’t stop 1 from having a great match like taker vs Punk or Hunter vs Lesner last time !

          • Bob’s Diner

            HHH vs Lesnar? That was one of the most boring matches I’ve ever seen – hardly what anyone could call “great”

      • GOR

        Randy Ortan deserves this spot bcoz he’s the sole reliable heel of the top stars. Punk, Cena, Bryan, all r faces. Del rio does not draw, Ryback is useless & Shamus is absent. The shield & Wyatts r just rookies. If u take Ortan out of main event spot then who’s gonna put the faces over ? They surely cant feud with each other for a long story-line.
        Unless WWE comes up with something like Batista vs Taker or Cena vs HBK of good times. But looking at how sad their booking is thij dayz that’s impossible ! This is what makes Ortan Unique n Imp !

  • SwipeMan McNasty

    I guess Im in the minority, but I really dont like Kofi.
    I dont think hes believable on mic and his promos are weak in my opinion.
    A lot of people talk about his great ring work, but I dont like it. I think he’s a bunch of flash and thats about it. He jumps here and there. He’s very predictable. And sometimes pretty sloppy, too.
    I know people like to see guys flying around the ring, but some of his aerial moves are lame. Like, I think he does that thing where he jumps really high just to give a standard clothesline. It doesnt look good to me.
    And he telegraphs. Badly.

    Sorry for the small rant. Im just saying, I think Kofi is a little overrated and fits well in the midcard and tag team divisions. I would never buy him as World Champ.

    • Jbreed

      Kofi Kingston is one of those guys who the fans beg to see get a push, and when he does they’ll get tired of him quickly.

  • Stoney

    Kofi Kingston is Shelton benjamin 2.0
    sad but true

  • Stoney

    Kofi Kingston is Shelton benjamin 2.0
    sad but true

    • Bob’s Diner

      I could imagine Kofi and Miz fighting over midcard titles for the next 10 years.

    • McNasty

      Benjamin was better.

  • luc

    It’s that Orton is a “draw”, it’s that he’s really good at making people hate him. He makes you want to see him get his ass kicked and when he doesn’t, that makes the fans want it even more. That is what I believe the big deal about Orton is with the guys who run WWE.

    • luc

      It’s not that Orton is a “draw”***