Breaking Up The Shield, Hogan & Goldberg At Wrestlemania XXX, Cena Heel Turn, WWE Repeating History With Title Unification

Do you think having one member of The Shield win the Royal Rumble would be a good way to break them up?

I think it’s too soon. Not only too soon to breakup The Shield but too soon to put one of them in the main event at Wrestlemania. Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins have proved they are all very talented and capable on the big stage, however, WWE gets in trouble when they try to do too much too soon. It’s time for some storyline progression with the faction but if it were up to me I’d do it slowly over the course of the next 6 months, leading to an eventual breakup. Once the faction splits, it’ll be proving ground for each in singles competition. I just think that would be a better scenario then risking a rocket pack push flopping and doing irrefutable damage to one of their respective careers.

Should we expect Vince McMahon do to whatever it takes to have Hulk Hogan and Bill Goldberg at Wrestlemania XXX?

As ridiculous as this question sounds, you wouldn’t believe how true it is. Vince McMahon is reportedly frustrated at being unable to nail down plans for a big Wrestlemania main event and that frustration is starting to bleed over into negotiations with the aforementioned names. WWE has considered doing Ryback vs. Bill Goldberg at Wrestlemania and they’re interested in Hogan. Neither Vince nor Triple H are sold on Hogan working a singles match but they would like for him to at least appear on the show. As for Goldberg, there are creative hangups and there are Ryback hangups. We’ve been tracking both stories but it’s interesting you brought this up because some believe Vince is starting to act out of desperation.

The talk is out there about a possible swerve in the TLC match between WWE Champion Randy Orton and World Heavyweight Champion John Cena at the pay-per-view next month. Do you think Triple H would “screw over” Orton and possibly set the wheels in motion for him to help Cena and turn him heel?

I’ve been made aware of multiple scenarios for the TLC match at the pay-per-view, one I’ll have more on later in the week but I’m not holding my breath on a John Cena heel turn. WWE has had opportunities to turn Cena before and it’s been considered but never made it to fruition. Once something is talked about and debated for so long I finally concede to “I’ll believe it, when I see it.” That’s the case with Cena turning heel.

I’m hearing the word “epic” and “historic” to describe the unification match at WWE TLC, but didn’t Chris Jericho already make HISTORY in two EPIC matches to be come the only and first time ever UNDISPUTED CHAMPION?

Everyone wants to talk about title unification. I’ve never seen a topic come up so often in the 6+ years I’ve been doing Ask WNW. Literally almost every question I’ve received for the past couple weeks has had something to do with it. So with that disclaimer, Chris Jericho beat The Rock for the World Heavyweight Championship and Steve Austin for the WWF Championship at Vengeance 2001 on December 9, 2001 to become the first ever Undisputed Champion. WWE has been here before but they’re hyping the match at WWE TLC to sell the attraction of the pay-per-view. Pay-per-views are bought on the attraction and the fact of the matter is people care about this show because they care about this match. Words such as “epic” and “historic” are used to hype it and it’s working. I’ll admit that I’m more interested in WWE TLC then I have been in any pay-per-view since SummerSlam. How WWE books Orton vs. Cena will determine what I think of the pay-per-view.

From the Ask WNW vault…

April 2008: Is Hulk Hogan still on good terms with WWE or is he out again? – I’m not sure. Hogan and Vince McMahon are always going to have an up and down relationship. Both have tremendous egos and feel that the other one owes them something. I guess it depends on the day of the week on what the relationship is like. Hogan obviously wanted a WrestleMania payout but as we all saw that didn’t happen.

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  • Its just Teddy

    What I would love to see is a full year build to Goldbergs return. Having ever wrestler in the WWE wanting to be the Superstar who takes on Goldberg at Wrestlemania 31 You would have them competing over a year on Raw and on PPV to be the ONE! You could have Goldberg sitting watching taking notes and the like smiling or just shrugging his shoulders. This would also give Goldberg time to get rid of the ring rush and get back in some sort of shape to go 30 to 40 mins!, (Copyright my idea..4th of December 2013) lol.

    • Chris

      Not sure the copyright is necessary

      • Its just Teddy

        Someone lacks a sense of humor

        • Ricky

          When I hear Ryback vs. Goldberg I just see in my mind Goldberg vs. Lesnar all over again. We know Ryback doesn’t play well with others and neither does Goldberg, remember mistake or not Goldberg DID end Bret Hart’s career with a poorly timed kick.
          I can’t get excited about Goldberg vs. Ryback or Cena vs. Hogan.

  • Tom Lee

    Pls forget about hogan !

  • Jbreed

    I would love to know how John Cena and Randy Orton feel about Vince McMahon wanting Hulk Hogan and Goldberg at WM. Basically Cena and Orton are the number 1 and 2 guys in the company only up until it’s WM season, then McMahon feels he needs to bring in inactive wrestlers from the past for the big main event because he doesn’t have faith in his top 2 stars to sell the event.

    • GOR

      Actually, it would be interesting to kno how Bryan n Punk feel about it. They r bigger faces than Cena n Ortan by fans reactions. n they have worked hard for it. Punk was quite vocal about Rock getting so much spotlight at wrestlemania, I bet he would be very angry n vocal this time too.

      • Jbreed

        But Punk and Bryan have enough to bee angry about just because of the fact Cena and Orton continue to be higher up on the food chain. But Cena and Orton are the guys who the WWE rely on to make the big bucks for them for 11 months but then at the biggest ppv of the year Vince McMahon is basically saying Cena and Orton aren’t good enough.

        • Bob’s Diner

          That’s it. We just had Richard telling us that we shouldn’t be watching WWE if we don’t like them because they are the top dogs and the focus of the company. But it would seem neither have the drawing power to sell WrestleMania

          • GOR

            People in WWE have gone crazy. They have lost track of what their product is actually supposed to represent. It [WM] used to be about showcasing the best talent in the company. Now it has become about creating the biggest spectacle n doing watever it takes to sell it as much as possible. Even if it means sacrificing or de-evaluating top most talent [?].
            Siriusly 1 match involving part times is enough. If they would trust their current stars to perform then they wouldnt need 1 match wonders.

  • Mike

    Personally I thought that the stand out guy in The Shield was always going to be Dean Ambrose. While he has been incredible since joining the main roster (his match against Undertaker was awesome) I think he has slowly been overtaken by Roman Reigns as he stand out guy with Seth Rollins a close 2nd. I think that all 3 have huge futures in WWE but that is only if WWE do the right thing by them once they have been split up. I’m afraid one of them is going to get lost in pack. I really hope not though

    • Chad

      I just dont think they’ve allowed Ambrose or Rollins to shine as much as they can. Of course Reigns is starting to stand out because of his size and how they have him dominating opponents. They need to stick a microphone in Ambrose’s hand and let him shine on the mic, I think that is whats going to get him over when the Shield ultimately disbands.

      • Ricky

        I disagree, I feel all 3 have been given a chance to shine in the ring. The reason people are so high up on Reigns now is because when the group debuted there was serious doubt about Reigns as he was seen as the greenest of the trio.
        Ambrose, Reigns and Rollins have bright futures, they just get it, they know to be patient and wait for that chance.

  • jdl

    I’m not expecting Cena to turn heel from all this, I’m expecting Triple H to shove himself into the match when Cena and Orton have destroyed each other, and to win the unified title for himself. The fact that I expect this depresses me a little.

    • Ricky

      I don’t think Trips is “like that” anymore. He knows that he’s older and has a limited number of matches left in his career. If anything I expect Cena and Randy to each grab a belt and leave the PPV inconclusive for the 2nd time this year.
      As much as I don’t want to say it, WWE needs to bring back the Brand Extension. Too many superstars are being over looked now and I personally feel that making only one champion is a terrible idea. As it narrows down the main event scene.

      • Bob’s Diner

        Triple H isn’t like that anymore? Have you been watching Raw the last year? He’s been the main focus of the show. I have absolutely zero doubt this is all building to some high profile match for him at WrestleMania

        • Ricky

          I don’t think he’ll put the title on himself. He’s on TV in order to try to generate interest in the whole Authority Storyline as an Authority figure, not a wrestler. Will he Wrestle at WM30? Highly likely, will it be for the title? Only time will tell.

          • JR Texx (Jamie)

            Hunter takes both titles to WM. Bryan wins. :D

    • Jbreed

      Triple H doesn’t need the belt. He knows how to steal the spotlight just by appearing on Raw in his current role. And anytime he feels like getting in the ring all he has to do is throw himself in a high profile match like he did with The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar.

  • smark calloway

    how many times does the cena heel turn question need to come up ? last month it was revealed in an interview he did (that was also featured on this website and other wrestling dirtsheets ) that cena brings in 100 million dollars a year revenue for wwe ( from tshirts, figures, wristbands etc ) he is not , i repeat NOT going to turn heel anytime soon or be anywhere on the card other than main event until in doesnt bring the money in anymore . theres so many people that cant get this into their heads .they think that because cena gets booed or because ” he cant wrestle ” or because a large portion of people have grown stale of him ,they think he should moved down the card or be turned heel ( if he did turn heel it would cost wwe a lot of bucks ,- unless they can find another babyface who can generate 100 million for them in merchandise sales and buyrates…punk is close but even he is not cena level in merch sales ) . but on the other side of the coin there is an even larger percentage of people ( kids, young teens, families- these are the main target audience for him and the ones who buy all of his merchandise ) that cant get enough of him, and will snap up every cena tshirt , figure , poster etc and order every ppv hes on or buy a ticket just to see him .. and no im not super pro cena or a huge fan or mark for him , im just being realistic and i understand that wwe is a business ( a multi billion dollar public business no less ) and the name of the game for them is to make money ( which cena AS A FACE, does ) ….so can we please just all stop with the stupid cena heel questions or arguments about his place on the card or,if he deserves the title again etc etc ..please !!

    • Jbreed

      Ok John Cena as a face sells a ton of merchandise. On the other hand turning Cena heel would probably help boost ratings and sell more ppvs. So basically Cena as a heel could make them as much, if not even more money.

      • smark calloway

        thats a risk though, a gamble on wwe’s part , because what if he doesnt ? ( im willing to bet he wouldnt sell as much merch as a heel ) it might have been a risk they were willing to try out with their stars back in the 90′s , but it is a different time now and cena is their main cash cow ,they have got comfortable with the money he brings in every year . they wouldnt want to jeopardize losing any cena fans from the heel turn , because losing cena fans equals losing money

        • Jbreed

          He probably wouldn’t sell as much merchandise but I think he could generate a lot of revenue other ways which would even out in the end. But you’re right, it is a risk, which is why I used the term “could” and not “would”.

          • Kid

            Back in the 90s it was all about the ratings since they had competition with wcw. Now is all about sales. Cena turning heel will work for what? Maybe 2, 3 ppv that they might sell more but after that they’ll lose more in that outcome. When somebody challenges wwe in ratings or cena stops being irrelevant then I’ll believe they pull the plug and turn cena heel. But as for now, as Vince’s song go. There’s no chance in hell

          • Jbreed

            It’s bad really when a wrestling promotion has to rely on selling t-shirts and action figures to compensate for the lack of revenue generated by ticket sales and ppv buys.

          • smark calloway

            its been that way since hulkamania ” ran wild ” in the 80′s …even in the 90′s in the attitude era ..do you remember how many austin 3:16 shirts you would see in the crowd ( or even out in public ) theyve always got a huge bulk of revenue from tshirt and merch sales

          • Jbreed

            But these days the WWE relies on merchandise sales more than ever. During the Attitude Era I don’t remember there ever being concerns over low Raw ratings and poor ppv buyrates like it is does today. Look, if selling merchandise is what keeps the WWE in business these days rather than the actual in-ring product than so be it, but it takes away from the quality of the product.

          • smark calloway

            well thats just because wrestling was in a boom period in the attitude era, they could of done anything ( and in some cases did )and it would have still got ratings and ppv buys back then .. but wrestling goes in cycles..its not popular at the moment so they have to get all the extra money they can from somewhere right now ( that being the merchandise cash from all the kids buying their cena tees )

          • Bob’s Diner

            that will be his legacy. Selling lots of t-shirts and beating former stars. Wooooooo

          • smark calloway

            im sure if you got given his paycheck and what he earns each month you wouldnt be worrying about ” your legacy ” or what people think of you

          • Bob’s Diner

            If he didn’t care what fans thought of him, he wouldn’t try so hard to be funny and have everyone like him and say lame things like “It’s OK to boo me – I respect your right as fans to have a voice”

          • smark calloway

            i was talking about you personally , not cena

          • Jbreed

            Well then us adult wrestling fans should be embarrased to follow a product that survives on the interest of children.

          • Jbreed

            Exactly, it’s not popular at the moment but a lot of people have the balls to defend John Cena and the current WWE product.

          • smark calloway

            hey, ive been defending cena all through this post

          • Bob’s Diner

            The Hulkamania era was based much more in ticket revenue – they used to run sellout shows at MSG all the time back then. The Attitude era was the beginning of the merch focus. I blame Diesel for being such a terrible box office draw that Vince realised they needed other avenues to make money

          • smark calloway

            have you never heard any of the veterans from the 80′s talking about how much they made just from their action figures back then ? 6 figures in some cases ..the 80′s really was the birth of the merch boom ( but yeah they did make a lot from tickets back then..but it was a huge boom period for the fed ) …wwe merchandise was terrible in the mid 90′s ( during diesels reign ) in fact hasbro dropped them from their figure range because the wwf figures had ran there course and werent selling anymore

          • GOR

            Cena does a lot more than merchandise sells. He brings in girls who like his looks [which is stupid] n his superhero savior storylines n kids who like his colorfull gear n childish gimmics.

            If cena turns heel large crowd from above groups will be lost n will result in loss of ratings n PPV sales.
            Thers no 1 in WWE currently who can do thij things othr than Cena.

          • Jbreed

            I keep reading posts of people defending John Cena, saying how he sells merchadise and how he does this and how he does that for the WWE, but I’ve lost count of how many articles I’ve about Vince McMahon being worried about ratings and ppv buys and how quarterly earnings are down. Sure Cena does more than anybody else but obviously he doesn’t do enough. Cena’s what they’ve got right now and it makes the most sense to roll with him but he’s not the megastar people make him out to be.

    • GOR

      Dude its called optimism. People r so bored of Cena n his repeatative storylines n gimmics n promos that they [including me] hope against hope that he will turn heel & fiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnaly we will get to see smthing new about him.
      Though most of us [like me] kno in our hearts that its not gonna happen !

      • smark calloway

        that day will come when he stops selling truckloads of merch every year , or when someone else comes along and takes over as wwe’s top babyface and is the new king of wwe tshirt selling..or you never know, cena might do a ricky steamboat and be a happy smiling face his whole career ( apart from his short heel rapper stint with b-squared back in 03 )

        • GOR

          Dude, That day did come with Cm punk. He did outshine Cena wen given the chance, but I guess he is not suitable for WWE’s pg-13 audience. so they downgraded him n went back to Cena.
          Comparing cena to steamboat is not fare coz steamboat payed a heavy price for being a face lifetime in the form of not winning many championships. Whereas Cena has racked-up highest no. of wwe championships. U can call mysterio or Kingston the modern Steamboat if u want.
          The day u talk about will only come wen cena decides to retire.

      • Jbreed

        Some people think just because something is good for Vince McMahon’s wallet than we should just be fine with it.

    • Bob’s Diner

      100 million is not a figure I believe; WWE Shop turns over 10-12 million in profit every year. You trying to say that is all John Cena?

      There have been times over the last few years where CM Punk has actually out sold Cena, too.

      To get to that 100 million figure, you have to believe that people are buying PPVs and tickets to shows purely on the draw of John Cena. Which is absolutely not true. But that is what WWE wants you to believe. And if you choose to believe that, then go for it

      • smark calloway

        there has been times when punk has out sold cena yes , but these have only been short spurts when punks height of popularity was at its zenith ( the summer of punk 2011 for example ) …wwe is a publically traded company , im sure someone somewhere could find the numbers that make up all of cenas merchandise sales and see the true figure of what he brings to the company ..but maybe if he has overexagerated the numbers just a little bit, its wrestling..” its all a work, brother ” it was build on hyperbole , kayfabing and working the fans . it wouldnt be the same without it ( andre was 7ft 5 weighed 800lbs according to hogan , wm 3 drew 93, 00 fans -when it was more like 73,000 in reality ) but my point was hes THE top drawing babyface , that is a fact.. so he wont be turning heel anytime soon

        • Bob’s Diner

          If he was such a draw they wouldn’t need to bring in past stars to sell WrestleMania. Fact

          I say this a million times on here, but John Cena/WWE marks just can’t accept it – WWE is the draw, NOT any particular wrestler. Their ratings fluctuate around the same numbers no matter who is in the main event or title picture, their PPVs are the same, and WrestleMania – their biggest event of the year – sells on that name alone. A superstar like The Rock boosted the buyrates for a few years but the show has a sellout crowd months in advance of any matches being announced.

          If John Cena went to TNA next week, their ratings would still be around the 1.0 mark

          That is the difference between the ‘stars’ of today and the stars of the past and why WWE relies so heavily on their history.

          • smark calloway

            im not a john cena mark , ive stated that before in my first writeup ….wwe is “the show” come wrestlemania time yeah , and people will buy a ticket and casual fans will buy it regardless of whos on it because its portrayed as a must see big event .but remember when cena went away for his tricep surgery a few months back and remember how the ratings slid down in his absence or when battleground got an abysmal buyrate ( maybe because he wasnt on it ). but then when he made his return at hell in a cell the next month the ppv got even more ratings than the HIAC ppv the year before

          • Bob’s Diner

            You don’t think that had anything to do with how terrible the show was being booked? Ratings WENT UP the first week he was off TV. His return did not spark much of an increase and they have gone back now to where they were when he was off TV. And that is with him in the main event.

            SummerSlam’s buyrate tanked – with him in the main event.

            The entire 2nd quarter PPV buyrates were down almost 350,000 – all with John Cena as champion

            Oh yeah, he is the greatest draw ever!!!

          • smark calloway

            i never said he was the biggest draw ever ..thats arguably austin or hogan …but he must be doing something right or else why would he continue to be the focus of wwe ,keep headlining ppv’s , keep being their champion and still be their number 1 merchandise seller .

      • Philip Thompson

        WWE Shop is not the only outlet for WWE merchandise. It’s sold through many vendors all over the world. KMart seems to do quite well for them. I imagine Walmart does. WWE Shop has them selling directly so they’ll make the best margins there but not the bulk of revenue or profit.

        • Bob’s Diner

          So KMart and Walmart make up the other 90 million?
          And no one else on the roster sells any merchandise at all?
          OK, sure.

          100 million is without a doubt a grossly inflated figure. And even if it were true, no way would WWE tell John Cena that. If my company told me I was worth 100 million dollars to them, the first thing I would do is say ‘Cool, I’m taking a day off and when I come back I want a massive pay rise’

          • Philip Thompson

            Again, you’re not understanding the difference between revenue and profit – even assuming WWE Shop only made 12 million profit.

          • Bob’s Diner

            No I understand the difference. And I’m making an estimate with WWE Shop – the last couple of quarters it has done around 2-3 million in profit.

            The fact is, if someone knew they were worth 100 million dollars to their company then that would give them a crazy amount of leverage. It is not the kind of information a business would give an employee.

            But the bottom line is he is not the only person that sells merchandise or is the reason people buy tickets. He could get injured tomorrow and have to miss a year of action and their ratings and sales would not change the way people think they would

  • GOR

    Ryback vs Goldberg is a stupid idea. Ryback is a rookie n too immature to face some1 as legendary as Goldberg.

    HHH vs Goldberg or Goldberg vs Cena with hogan as refree would be the best idea. or maybe just maybe, Goldberg beats taker n taker comes back next time as his last match will be a great feud to watch.

    • GOR

      just to add to above post, Taker vs bryan & Goldberg vs Punk would be great too. Both of them have worked hard to reach main-event spot & deserve to be in big matches like them.

    • Bob’s Diner

      No one needs to see HHH vs Goldberg again. It wasn’t good 10 years ago, it would be worse now

    • Ricky

      Goldberg SHOULD NOT break the streak. The only one who I think should have broken the streak was Punk last year. I say let the streak remain in tact

  • JR Texx (Jamie)

    I’m bored of the Cena turning heel questions. He’s not going to turn heel, I doubt he ever will until someone is there to take his place. Which I don’t see happening any time soon.

    Hogan, I don’t want to see wrestling, it would probably just look awkward.

    I’ll only agree to Goldberg coming back if he beats Ryback.

    • Bob’s Diner

      And if Goldberg beats him in classic 1998 Goldberg fashion – have him come in the ring, spear, jackhammer, pin. I’d laugh

    • Ricky

      The big reason the IWC wants Cena to turn heel is they are sick of lack of character progression with Cena. I agree that Cena is popular with the women and children due to his looks and connecting with the kids (I’ve heard amazing stories of Cena staying late after shows to interact with fans) However the male fans are tired of the same old Cena for the past decade.
      I will admit though that nobody works as hard as Cena. That’s why he is The Guy in WWE.

      • Bob’s Diner

        I always find it funny when people say no one works as hard as John Cena. Considering he tried being a bodybuilder, gave up and became a wrestler, then just basically got handed the top spot because of his look and hasn’t made any major effort to actually get better at wrestling in the last 10 years. The past few years especially he has just been coasting – he certainly hasn’t been working hard since the day the main event for WrestleMania 28 was announced

        • LeBron James

          You’re a joke dude. Cena wasn’t handed anything. He earned it.

          • Bob’s Diner

            Sure. Just like Sheamus and Randy Orton. And I bet you think HHH earned his corporate job in WWE too

          • LeBron James

            Telll me what Cena was handed? He worked his ass for everything he’s gained. You honestly think he came into the company and Vince was like oh here Cena, we’re gonna turn you into the face of the company even though your new? Sit down clown, your Cena rants are old & boring

          • Padres4life

            they want Reigns to replace him and he hasn’t earned anything either yet…hasn’t even won a singles title and hasn’t even had many singles matches yet and all of a sudden he replaces Cena? gross!

        • Gary Robert

          Cena has had a ton of very good matches, whether it was him or his opponent, but I tell you I remember a lot of his that were very good and I’m not a fan. Matter of fact, almost every match since hes come back from the recent surgery have all been excellent.

      • GOR

        Cena works hard only for 2 things, 1 is body-building & 2 is making sure his target audience i.e. children are always pleased.
        As far as things that actually matter go like improving Wrestling skills n character variation go, Cena is pathetic !
        BDW I would like to kno how do people arrive at “Cena works harder than evry1 else”. coz that seems to be based more on how much sales prep he does.

        • Ricky

          Well if he put the effort into wrestling you do into spelling I can see him failing.

  • Bob’s Diner

    I am in the minority and believe Randy Orton will leave as the ‘Unified Champion’ – as stupid as that sounds. It will lead to a triple threat match at WrestleMania where they will split the titles again. Like the triple threat match from 2000 for the IC and Euro belts between Jericho, Angle and that guy that never existed

  • jyd

    Hasn’t Ryback lost cleanly to R-Truth? How would anyone possibly believe he could beat Goldberg?

    • WyFo

      Drew McIntyre has beaten Kane. Tensai has beaten Cena. WWE doesnt use that kind of logic.

  • The arbiter

    OK, i have to admit I dont get the attraction people have to Goldberg. I have never understood why he is a “legend”. To me, hes in the same category as Sid.

    I guess if you like big guys, who are booked as unstoppable monsters but are actually pretty clumsy and awful to watch, then Ryback vs Goldberg will be your dream match.

    PS. He also had probably the worst wrestlemania moment of all time with Brock.

    • Jbreed

      The things I remember most about Goldberg are him arriving in the WWE with so much hype, which if I remember correctly was even part of a storyline, but ended up becoming Triple H’s bitch, just like everybody else during that period in the WWE, and then the train wreck with Brock Lesnar at WM.

    • smark calloway

      sid is unintenionally hilarious though..i would much rather see sid wrestle at mania than , brock, goldberg ( even the rock )..just because sid is a walking disaster and you just know he would screw up so bad ..it would be great

  • DW

    Idk what Vince would be freaking out about. He literally has a new corporation, a new brood, a new enforcer faction that oddly enough reminds me of the nation of domination accept for the African American thing lol. And they are finally unifying the belts. You have an HBK in Ziggler. You have Kane there that really reminds me of JBL. He has DB, an upgrading ridiculous version of Dean Malenko and Benoit. CM Punk want to Wrestle Austin and vice versa. You have Brock in the wings…..i don’t get you Vince, but it’s your money.

    • _JIM_

      I think he’s freaking out because he has had his big time main event locked up and signed by this time of the year in years past. He could also be freaking due to how low the buyrates have been lately with the names you just named headlining the shows. He wants that big name that everybody knows to bring in a large buyrate, and he evidently feels like that isn’t going to happen with the roster he has now. I don’t agree, and in my opinion if they had a hot angle involving talent he already has that people would buy. People just are not interested in the current product. Which is a result of bad angles not the fault of the talent. A big name would be nice to add to the show but he needs to be more concerned with how uninteresting things currently are imo.

      • DW

        Solid points! That all makes sense.

    • GOR

      Vince is freaking out coz he is not making as much money as he expected.
      Simple !
      U dont seriusly think that he cares about what’s happening in the roster ?
      As long as as it is not making the money matching his exaggerated standards, it is useless.

  • JJ

    What Jericho had to go through and who he had to beat to be the true Unified champ is a lot more impressive then the last few months build to this unification has been. Seeing how everything else has gone anything short of Cena winning or a swerve in the match would be surprising, an wwe isn’t about surprises.

  • Scooter

    CAN WE PLEASE STOP ASKING ABOUT CENA TURNING HEEL?!?!?! ITS GETTING OLD AND IT ISNT GOING TO HAPPEN!!!!!!

  • Guest

    Gonna raise my iwc card and do a little fantasy booking. Taker vs Cena, Punk vs Bryan Iron Man match. Shield triple threat match…book it!

  • Tim

    Sheamus was pushed to the moon insanely quick. He is now and always been a success. So it doesn’t mean it’ll be ruined to push the shield In singles competition. I am not done with the shield by a long shot. So I don’t want then to break up tho.

  • Lebron James

    If you’re going to pay Goldberg to appear at Wrestlemania, don’t waste his time with Ryback. I’d rather see Lesnar vs Goldberg 2, and I’d hope both of them will want to make up for their shitttty performance a few years back. Or Goldberg vs Cena, Orton, Reigns, Sheamus, or Undertaker. As for Hogan, the dude should just be a host or something for the show. I don’t understand this mentality Vince has that “Turning Cena Heel will lose us money”. That’s bullsh!t. Rock and Austin both spend time as heels while drawing in tons of money AND ratings. Cena turning heel would be big time for the entire company! I don’t see how they don’t do it. I hope those rumors are true and Cena joins the authority.

  • Lebron James

    If you’re going to pay Goldberg to appear at Wrestlemania, don’t waste his time with Ryback. I’d rather see Lesnar vs Goldberg 2, and I’d hope both of them will want to make up for their shitttty performance a few years back. Or Goldberg vs Cena, Orton, Reigns, Sheamus, or Undertaker. As for Hogan, the dude should just be a host or something for the show. I don’t understand this mentality Vince has that “Turning Cena Heel will lose us money”. That’s bullsh!t. Rock and Austin both spend time as heels while drawing in tons of money AND ratings. Cena turning heel would be big time for the entire company! I don’t see how they don’t do it. I hope those rumors are true and Cena joins the authority.

    • Gary Robert

      Agreed. Its a shame that WCW holds the title for having the greatest story line in history with the Hogan heel turn and how WWE and Vince doesn’t see the immense potential in the Cena heel turn. It might not rival the Hogan turn but it would be absolutely huge. He gets heat now…just imagine what would happen if he turned. Its a serious shame that a story driven soap opera, which is essentially what WWE is, but with guys who go out and wrestle as well, simply doesn’t have the wherewithal to go that route.

      • Bob’s Diner

        They should just do it the way Bret Hart turned heel – have him start insulting adults while saying he is still a hero to children. The way he comes out and doesn’t show any reaction to everyone booing him is what has completely turned me off his character and him in general. He needs to react to it. Get angry. He busts his butt all the time and gets no respect from the fans? That’s your angle right there. They had the perfect chance with that stupid panel discussion before WrestleMania when he said The Rock never beat him. He got so much killer heat from that it was a wasted opportunity.

        I know they’ll never do it, but that’s an easy way to protect his merch sales

        • Gary Robert

          i know, i know. It kills me seeing so many opportunities for a good story line heel turn and they keep dismissing the idea. Good story lines is how you get more fans and this is one that they think will make them lose money whereas I think it creates such a great heel turn that it becomes more interesting which in turn should attract MORE viewers!

  • Gary Robert

    The real question is, is Vince that out of tune with what the fans are interested in because why in the world does that old man think fans give a crap about Goldberg/Ryback? To me, that’s an under card match, if at all.

  • Trey Doss

    the reason vince is so frustrated is he hasn’t pushed any stars with to the full extent they get so far then are stopped by orton cena or hhh plus i hate to say but vince is getting old

    • Bob’s Diner

      The problem is Vince doesn’t listen to the crowds. I’m not sure outside of Austin and The Rock he ever did. Hulk Hogan would probably still be main eventing everything if he hadn’t left in 1993

      • Trey Doss

        the only people he does listen to is hhh stephanie cena and maybe orton