Booking The Shield, Punk vs. Jericho At Payback, Del Rio’s Cars, Rock Finished?

How do you see WWE booking Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins as the WWE Tag Team Champions?

A potential match against The Usos for the WWE Tag Team Championship was teased on Raw but this presents a huge problem. The Usos aren’t on the same level as The Shield and the only way to make fans believe the Shield actually has a chance at losing is to program them with upper-midcard to main event talent. The Shield are in action in the top of the card on this week’s episode of Smackdown. WWE has had plenty of time to think about booking Rollins & Reigns as tag champs as they’ve talked about it since the beginning of March. The best way to get the belts off The Shield will be to tease dissension within the group like what we saw when WWE broke up Evolution.

I feel like Punk vs. Jericho at Payback makes no sense. WWE has to know Chicago will pop big-time for Punk, and there’s no basis for a face vs. face match. This is screaming for a swerve with Heyman replacing Punk with Curtis Axel. If anything, it seems like the best way to bring Punk back would be to have him attempt to save Jericho from a post-match attack, perhaps including the Wyatt Family to draw them major heat for going after Jericho and Punk. What do you think?

The best way to book CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho at WWE Payback is to not book Punk at all but rather have Curtis Axel “replace” him in Chicago. This would draw an enormous heel reaction, however, it would come with a big risk. People would be “up in arms” over the company advertising Punk, only to end up not delivering. You talked about the match being babyface vs. babyface but in Chicago, Punk will be babyface and Jericho will be heel. There is more to the program but the match should be a good one. With that being said, I expect WWE to deliver Punk but I also expect there to be more to it.

Why does Alberto Del Rio come out to the ring in luxury cars anymore?

Alberto Del Rio said it was because he ran over Santa Claus. In reality, the car thing was part of his heel gimmick and when they turned him babyface, they dropped it. Del Rio once commented that it was awkward leaving the arena in a rented Honda Civic after the cars he used to drive out to the ring.

Do you believe The Rock is legitimately contemplating being finished in the ring?

I believe The Rock when he says he’s thinking about hanging it up for good. He came back and worked his commitment and helped the business. It’s better with him around than not but the injury at Wrestlemania 29 does put things in prospective. I can tell you that movie studios do not want him wrestling because a major injury could throw a serious wrench in filming plans. They really bit the bullet by getting him ready to film “Hercules,” which is currently taking place in Budapest. However, The Rock does love this business and as with anyone that really loves this business, the itch doesn’t seem to ever completely go away.

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  • monty

    As Manu have hated the rock for taking away from full time talents what they don’t want to understand is rock like Cena can draw. In this business you want to make an impact you have to draw and sell merchandise. As much as I hate Cena that’s something he does on regular based

    Rock winning the title wasn’t because he deserved to have the title it’s because next day wwe title was in all kind of media attention where if punk had win it would have stashed the same

    End of the day to a business and you guys better get use to art timers since full timers can’t draw as much

    Brock leaner
    Undertaker
    Rock
    Steve Austin
    HBK
    HHH
    Sting
    Kurt Angle(if he ever returns to wwe)

    • Andrew Vowles

      This post is all kinds of wrong.

      • Juan Miguel Rivera

        Great counter argument smh. DOUCHE

        • Andrew Vowles

          Its not a ‘counter argument’, I’m talking about how ineligible the first post was.

          • Dave Barton

            I assume you were going for either illegible or unintelligible?

        • monty

          It’s ok man this is IWC which sadly we are part of, they have no business sense and only want punk to be the champ forever

          Wrestling business has been very simple if you want to look at it this way, if you can draw you will be in the main events and if you can’t than you will Rome a fan favorite who will root for you only for you to make it than they will say we are tired of same old same old

          When Ziegler wasn’t cashing in people had issues but when he did cash in he wasn’t good enough anymore

          WM will become more about part timers in the future wach, but it’s not like WWE isn’t giving chance to younger talent look at shield winning and Y2J loosing to a rookie at WM

          But punk should be in the main event every night for these wrestling fans to be when Cena and orton are bugger stars than him

      • monty

        Really why? Because I have been a long time wrestling fan and now a days all I see is people complaining about part timers well guess what if Vince is willing to spend money and make more back what’s the problem?

        The full timers have 10 months to prove them self before WM

        Your argument that my post is all kind of wrong is nothing but you ain’t got no argument so why not say that. Your people cheap PUnk couldn’t draw when Cena welt off TV for a liltte bit and even the not so great MIZ draw Better when he was the champ

        Tell me why I am wrong? When I am ordering WM I don’t want to see these full timers who can’t hold a cable to these part timers who actually out on great shows

        Takers steals WM each year and he is a part timer

        • Bob

          I think you’ll find it’s candle, not cable

    • S

      Monty! You’ve GOT to stop typing in the dark man!….

  • sir-rusty82

    The Rock cant win, when his on tv everyone says his taking the spot light away from the rest of the roster but when the Rock has finished his commitment to WWE and says he might not return to the ring the same people keep asking if he could come back WHAT DO YOU PEOPLE WANT???? He raised the bar once again & we all saw glimpses of the attitude era but he came back for 3 years which before that I never expected to see the Rock in WWE at all ever again but he came back gave 2 great fueds with Cena & Punk & to be honest Cena needed a good fued after becoming very stale so I for 1 am very happy with everything he has done & would rather see a deal get done with Steve Austin than bring the rock back

    • TheBigKing1

      I totally agree with everything you said.

  • Dave Barton

    I see Shield dominating lower-ranked teams while continuing to feud with higher-ranked individuals (since Team Hell No is the only team I can think of that is high-ranked). But even Team Hell No is nearing its obvious end, so its hard to say who *should* be the ones to beat Shield for the belts. But its still way too early to even think about who will beat Shield for the belts…they’ve been booked very strong & they just got the belts, let them ride the wave for a good while.

  • Swifty

    Let the shield keep the tag titles, then vince can bring back the greatest tag team ever……Pattinson & Brisco in their “attitude era” personas and hulk hogan theme tune lol