CM Punk vs. Undertaker, Raw 3 Hours, Mason Ryan, Morrison/WWE

Does this “I am God” angle by CM Punk mean that talks with The Undertaker are improving? It seems this angle would lead to a program with Taker. Best in the World vs. Best of the Underworld.

The plan for CM Punk’s “I am god” storyline is to lead to a Wrestlemania 29 program with Undertaker. You picked up on the hints this Monday, as they were planted to do just that. I expect Undertaker back on television on next Monday’s “Old School” Raw to kickoff the month long build. Some are saying Undertaker is confirmed but I don’t feel comfortable using that type of language giving the rate things change. We can pencil in Punk vs. Undertaker for Wrestlemania but let’s also remember pencil can be erased. We pulled an interesting clip from September where Punk said challenging for “the streak” doesn’t interest him. Some accused this was out of context and pointed to the fact that things change and while they do, this wasn’t out of context. Punk was asked what was next for his career and whether or not challenging “the streak” was something he would like to add to his resume. He wasn’t asked specifically about Wrestlemania 29 this year. Click here for more.

Now that it’s been several months, have you warmed up to the idea of three-hour Raws? Personally, I feel there is still way too much filler. In order to see the great Punk/Cena match, viewers had to sit through that dreadful Sheamus/Wade Barrett segment and a bunch of matches that didn’t really build storylines. Back when Raw was two hours, every segment in an episode leading up to Wrestlemania was compelling. Your thoughts?

Three hours of WWE Raw haven’t grown on me and I can agree with you on the filler content. This week’s Raw was a strong show but they could have scrapped a lot of the stuff in-between the stellar opening segment and amazing main event. All we have to do is look at the ratings to see viewer fatigue has set in and people are tuning out for the third and final hour. ]Vince McMahon will host a conference call this morning and I’m interested to hear his thoughts as he said the three-hour format was performing very well last time. On a personal note, there’s just no way I can watch all three hours live each week. Most every week I miss the majority of first hour and have to watch it via DVR the next day (watching on tape delay isn’t an option as we have to report news live).

What happened to Mason Ryan?

Mason Ryan is still in WWE under developmental contract. He actually worked the NXT live event last Sunday in Melbourne, Florida. While he has a great look, the feeling is he wasn’t ready for the main roster and needed more seasoning.

Any news on a possible WWE return for John Morrison?

John Morrison was hoping to return to WWE this year as I heard he was seeking a short-term deal. Vince McMahon wanted a two-three year commitment from Morrison and wasn’t bending to his demands. Morrison hoped to be available for the 30-man Royal Rumble match but it just didn’t happen. I haven’t heard anything since the deal was not completed for the Rumble.

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  • Chris

    It’s highly possible that Punk may go over, somehow, someway.

    • http://twitter.com/Avalanchian71 Avalanchian

      Well if Punk is claiming to be a God then he can be defeated by the dead man. In the show Supernatural Death claims he could reap God himself. Taker just has to forever never lose or all the streak just seems wasted. Also referring to yourself as a God just doesn’t go over too well with many I’m sure. It would be like he could never lose then.

      • B-Swagg

        Well “God” lost to the Rock and Cena so it’s pretty obvious he’s not going over Taker.

      • Xavier

        Teach

    • Xavier

      No way is Punk going over. He shouldn’t even be facing Taker, he shouldn’t even be employed. CM Sucks is more TNA material.

      • Razmos

        Mark!

  • KingKongBrody

    I agree I have a 3yr old there’s no way I ever see raw live the fist hour I’m putting her to bed between 8-8:30 if I’m lucky I see raw live from 9 on. I’m happy with two hours

    • KingKongBrody

      LOL first

    • Xavier

      Mark

  • http://twitter.com/JR_Texx JR Texx (Michael)

    Well Cena said some years ago that if he got to face Undertaker it will be at Wm30, So. Undertaker to V Punk at 29 and Cena at 30?

    • B-Swagg

      That would a total downgrade to follow up Take/HBK, Taker/HHH

    • Xavier

      Mark

  • If you’re a fan, you’re a mark

    I only watch Raw when it’s recorded anymore. WIth two sets of twins in the house I don’t have time to sit and watch it while it’s on (we live in Washington State, so when it starts at 5 pm here, the kids are doing their homework, eating supper, etc.) That, and I enjoy being able to skip through the commercials. Even with the time shortened without commercials, three hours is still a lot.

    • Xavier

      so your a wrestling fan? i guess that makes you a MARKING MARK MARKETON

      • Evon Reese

        You are so annoyingly stupid

  • jdl

    There’s no point to a Punk vs. Taker match. No one is never going to break the streak, so why waste your biggest heel on a match with a broken old man? Taker is clearly out of shape due to how many surgeries he’s had over the last year, and that’s without wrestling a single match since last Mania. Not that it wouldn’t be a great match, but someone like Punk is above the streak, it’s not really of much worth for him to challenge it unless there’s a chance he’ll actually beat it, which we all know isn’t going to happen.

    • Xavier

      Teach

  • thebops

    I work nights, so I “tape” every show. I find myself delaying watching, on my nights off, for about an hour so I can fastforward through replays and comercials. I can get through Raw in under two hours now, which is about all I want to sit idle for.

    • Xavier

      Mark

  • MrBman

    I watch raw the way its suppose to be on DVR. This is not the attitude era were you could watch either raw or nitro.

    • Xavier

      Mark

  • Matt

    Maybe Punk is setting up a feud with returning star Ric Flair. For many years in TNA he claimed to be GOD, or it could be JBL for he was a wrestling GOD.

    • Xavier

      Teach

  • B-Swagg

    I live in Australia and we don’t ever get Raw live whatsoever. It gets aired on Wednesday over here.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jayel.bee.3 Jay El Bee

    You’re still trying to claim that viewer fatigue is the reason for the lower ratings in the third hour, well that’s just not correct. Just going by this weeks ratings the third hour was the highest rated hour in the 18-49 age range but the least watched hour overall, what that means is that the WWE’s main audience has a bedtime and can’t stay up to watch to watch the third. Also the final hour of the show had been losing viewers for almost a year before it went to 3 hours so blaming it on viewer fatigue makes no sense.

    • Xavier

      Teach Mark

  • http://himunlich.blogspot.com/ unLich

    may be John Morrison return to WWE and feud with again Sheamus………