Do you think it’s time for WWE to pull the trigger and push Daniel Bryan as a top babyface considering how over he is with the audience?
I have two words for all my fellow Daniel Bryan fans – it’s happening. Yes, it’s happening and Vince McMahon has given Daniel Bryan, the best in-ring worker in WWE, the green light. Despite Monday’s lackluster viewership, Bryan gained even more support for his “MVP” performance on WWE Raw. I don’t know if it’ll be as a babyface or a heel but Bryan can work as either. He has more than earned a top spot and I hope they go with it at full force. If one person reading does not feel Bryan can handle a main event push, I’d love to know why. The biggest concern about Bryan was “his personality,” and he’s already got over two completely opposite gimmicks without having to lean on his stellar in-ring work.
Will Rampage Jackson actually be wrestling in TNA Wrestling?
The plan is for Rampage Jackson to wrestle on TNA shows, in addition to fighting for Bellator, appearing on a reality series for Spike TV and doing movies with Paramount Pictures. Jackson has a great agent because this is an unreal deal where he admitted, he is making more money than he was in UFC. I agree with what Jim Ross said in that training to be a pro wrestler at 35 isn’t easy and takes full time effort. However, he is a stellar athlete and if he focuses, he has the tools to be successful. Jackson has a ton of personality, which is something that should bode well for him in TNA, however, we’ll have to wait and see. As I discussed on Wednesday, I’m actually higher up on this deal than I would have been if TNA signed another WWE re-tread. Sure, there’s going to be a learning curve but Jackson is a much bigger splash than someone that’s left WWE and bounced around the indies.
I just read the article on WWE.com about the 10 greatest wrestlers to never wrestle in WWE. Some of the names surprised me but do you think that by WWE putting Sting #1 on the list that is planting the seed for him to FINALLY sign with WWE to face Undertaker?
For those that didn’t see the article on dot com, we have the full list available at this link. From the best of my knowledge, Sting is under a new one-year contract with TNA Wrestling, as he’s signed one year contracts several years in a row to keep his options open. He was as close as he’s ever been to signing with WWE a couple of years ago to work a Wrestlemania program against Undertaker but his loyalty to TNA and Dixie Carter won out. I’m not ruling out the possibility of Sting coming to WWE for one run but I’m not counting on it either. The list on dot com was done for one reason – website hits. WWE has the unique ability to feature top stars from TNA on their website because they own so much of Sting’s career in their tape library. Could you imagine if TNA had the ability to use John Cena’s likeness?
Why has WWE started using Triple H’s real name, “Paul,” interlaced with his stage name?
WWE uses Triple H’s real name, Paul, from time-to-time to add realism to the situation. When Stephanie McMahon called him “Paul” on Raw, it was done to try and make it look more realistic. It’s funny because a lot of the boys call him Hunter behind-the-scenes.
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