Complete Unification Of The Brands, CM Punk/Chris Brown, The Rock’s Relationship With John Cena, Undertaker Looking Weak?

With the advent of Raw Supershow and Super Smackdown, also regarding the number of talents on both shows, is it possible that the outcome of the Teddy Long/John Laurinaitis feud is that both brands will be unified and the talents will appear on both shows?

Anything is possible and I have not heard the creative plans for the outcome of the Teddy Long/John Laurinaitis, however, I oppose a complete unification of the brands. Right now we have the best of both worlds. Raw Supershow features talent from both brands with occasional Super Smackdown specials while still maintaining the two separate champions and two distinct brands. Complete unification would result in roster contraction, eliminating the opportunity for many. A lot of people that push for brand unification are the same people tired of John Cena. If WWE eliminates the brands and has to choose between pushing someone like Daniel Bryan or someone like Cena - who do you think is going to get more TV time?

Are there plans to pickup on the CM Punk/Chris Brown feud and if not, what was the point to begin with?

While mentioned on television this week, WWE didn't continue to strongly push the war of words between CM Punk and Chris Brown. When Punk first commented I thought it was legit heat but after last week's Super Smackdown, I felt it had become an angle and perhaps Brown would be appearing on WWE TV. If anything else it created free promotion for WWE and I'm sure the company enjoyed the mainstream media attention.

Is there any legit heat between The Rock and John Cena?

We get this question all the time but I felt after Monday's Raw Supershow, it needed to be re-visited. The last I heard several weeks ago, Rock and Cena were getting along well and were making plans to go over their match. However, this program started with legit heat with Cena making public comments about The Rock that upset him. After Monday's Raw, which saw Cena go all out, I wondered what Rock thought about it, especially when he seemed surprised by Cena bringing up the notes on his wrist. There is clearly mutual respect between Cena and Rock for one another but there are underlying real-life issues.

How scripted was ending of The Undertaker vs. Triple H after their Wrestlemania match last year? Undertaker looked legitimately hurt following the match. Did they have this year's rematch already envisioned? I can't imagine them letting Undertaker look weak for no reason.

The Undertaker was selling after his match against Triple H at Wrestlemania XXVII last year, however, I'm sure he had legitimate pain. Undertaker is working with permanent damage to his shoulder with pain in his back and knees. His body has taken a beating over the years and after bumping like he did last year, there's no way to work without pain. With that being said they also didn't want Triple H looking weak with Undertaker taking time off after the match. I do not think Undertaker selling made him look weak because he went over and continued the streak. The story leading into this year is Undertaker won the battle but Hunter won the war.

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  • Curtis

    Richard..Not you too, do you truly believe Rock would need notes on his wrist? that was just a set-up to give Cena something else to talk about other then him being selfish and leaving the business which Cena always keeps talking about, after the show went off air he was back to being "The Rock", him being weak was done on purpose.

  • William

    I did watch the promo again last night on youtube of The Rock and I have to admit I did see the writing on his arms which I did not notice before. When Cena came out I did not understand why he said he didnt need his promo notes written on his arm. Also when Cena came out and said his piece and left The Rock appeared legitimately upset like "you weren't supposed to come out here and say this? What the hell!" lol that was crazy, I noticed lately ever since the infamous CM Punk promo last year WWE has been blurring the line between whats real and whats scripted. Hope this continues! Makes things way more interesting!

    • A2H

      I believe it was too obvious not to be done on purpose! I saw the notes before cena entered, and by different angles! Wwe would have never taken these shots uf it wasnt for purpose

  • eddie27

    I’m willing to bet the notes on The Rocks wrist and Cena mentioning it was a work. Did you see the notes? They looked like jiberish

    • Denny

      Exactly, first thing I noticed was the markings on his wrist and knew a work was coming.

  • Matt

    I thought it was a good idea to stretcher Undertaker off. Further makes his streak all the more impressive because he "barely held on to it" after 'Mania last year. To me, that's what makes it interesting. Because now, we don't know if it will continue. Of course he went over people like Batista and Big Boss Man but when we thought the streak wouldn't end and HHH nailed that Tombstone, I stood up and yelled at the tv.

    • Jg

      Either way rocky lol “keep trending”

  • Andrew

    If the idea behind the brand extension is to push different guys, then it has been a miserable failure. The same guys have been at the top for a long time, even with the brand extension. And the so-called "new names" that get pushed eventually get relegated to lesser spots anyway (Sheamus, Wade Barett) before they are eventually pushed on the "B show" (Smackdown). The same people being at the top of the card is an entirely different issue than the brand extension. It was a problem before the brand extension, and it will be a problem if and when the brand extension ends. That being said, the brand extension needs to end. It's old and tired. There are a laundry list of benefits to ending the brand extension, which I've already listed before. Sorry Richard. You're usually spot on about most things, but I strongly disagree with you on this one.

    • Andrew

      Sorry for the double post, but I also have to say that if WWE constructs an angle around a convicted woman beater, then they have sunk to a new low. It's as bad as having Mike Tyson at Wrestlemania. It flies in the face of their anti-bullying, PG campaign.

      • PhilT81

        Andrew, Stone Cold Steve Austin has a history of violence against women and many members of the WWE Universe overlook that.

        • GODSENT83

          THANK YOU!!! But he’s stone cold not Chris brown so it’s ok

  • Jim P

    All I really have to say about HHH/Taker, is that HHH needs to back off of the "dying breed" talk. For one thing, it makes him sound like the cliched war-horse in the autumn of his years. For another, it implies that once he and taker are gone, there will be nothing left and that's no way to market the future of a company in which he has a vested interest.

  • Ricky Valdez

    They are the last of a dying breed, they have been there since the early 90’s with out leaving to another company, some one said what about Chris Jericho, Chris jericho made his name first in wcw, taker and HHH have been there since wwe was known as wwf, truly the last of a dying breed.

    • chelu671

      Dying Breed? Can't forget about Kane, Mark Henry & Big Show, in addition to Jericho, Triple H & Undertaker. These 6 superstars are the last active WWE wrestlers from the Attitude Era.

      • Evil Kevyn

        Christian was also around in the attitude era with the Brood.

    • Skyrim

      So did undertaker.

  • Ricky Valdez

    This wrestle mania is going to be so historic, it will be an end of an era with the undertaker basically retiring, and HHH has nothing else to prove with continuing his wrestling career. If it was up to me the streak would continue and then it would end at next years wrestle mania with taker passing the torch to cena with the streak ending, but taker probably doesn’t have that in him.

    • Glen

      You wanna talk about HHH having nothing to prove…Cena also has nothing to prove, the guy is already superman so why have Cena be the one to end the streak? Cena still has a lot of years left, I get that, but he’s already larger than life, he’s a bonafied hall of fame headliner. It has to be a guy who is not only going to be there for years to come but also a guy who’s already been at least one time world/wwe champion and who’s in the main event scene, the names that pop up are Daniel Bryan,
      Dolph Ziggler, CM Punk and Sheamus.

  • Remember we all thought royal rumble would be epic, wwe please don’t screw up mania as well

  • dave

    i thought the rock had a new tattoo at first lol

  • Eddie

    as far as the streak is concerned… i think the wwe has made it so huge that any storyline can not be good enough to put it to an end…. i mean people talk abt cena ending it…. makes no sense… wwe refuses to notice that cena is one of the reasons people yawn!!!!
    finally they hav done something with him but still, he’s not good enough to end the streak…..
    neither is the idea of a new guy like bryan or sheamus ending the streak…. though for sheamus in particular it might result in new hights….. but still….. the only legit chance they had of ending the streak with the fans supporting… was with michaels…. everyone believes if there was one person who “deserved” to end the streak if it was to end… then it was michaels… hhh’s match with taker last year was not as good as any of the two matches with michaels…. they should just let him decide till when can he continue.. and they should just keep the streak alive…. after the kind of career that he has had… i think he deserves it…..

  • Monty

    I just thought of this undertaker looses to dolph ziggler next year because in my personal opinion no one in wwe has a higher potential than ziggler, he had the looks he is a great wrestler and his mic skills are improving

  • Nick

    when was the last time cody rhodes defended the intercontinental title in a serious feud, thats what i wanna know

    • AJG316

      Booker t

  • Maz

    Yeah I heard that every woman Austin has been with gas received a ‘stone cold stunner’ at least once in the relationship.
    When they ask him why Steve, all he says is ‘WHAT’

  • Chris

    “A lot of people that push for brand unification are the same people tired of John Cena.”

    You know, you’ve said this often. That is a hasty generalisation there.

    • Mav

      Maybe,but it’s true.

  • dani

    i really think undertaker should retire with his streak hhh has enough going for him let taker leave with what is his the streak and his hell in a cell after all he his the dead man

  • Mark

    PLEASE NEVER talk about Ziggler like he the next big thing ever again …………….. He's never gonna be as big as Rock Austin HHH or Taker. Hes just the second (Biily Gun arss)…………………. No bigger potential.. AND i cant stand that excuse me from Vicky Guerrero. she should retire now didnt Eddie make enough for there family…… MIZ is the next super dupper star hes the man….