Full WWE Network Details, Time To Admit Failure With Batista, Harper & Rowan Rising Up, Three Scenarios For Daniel Bryan At Wrestlemania XXX

Are there plans for WWE to air studio shows on the WWE Network?

There are plans for a daily studio show to begin airing on WWE Network this summer. It is not included on the initial launch. We’ve extensively covered the historic launch of WWE Network with a look at what’s available, latest Raw and Smackdown replays, a recap of the 9:01 AM EST launch, reported problems and the disclaimer on programming that includes Chris Benoit. I’ve also been actively Tweeting details and answering questions at Twitter.com/wnwdotcom.

With Batista getting such a poor crowd reaction at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, is it not a huge risk having him face Randy Orton in the main event of Wrestlemania XXX?

WWE has officially announced Randy Orton vs. Batista for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania XXX following Batista’s Royal Rumble victory and Orton going over at Elimination Chamber. I do not see how the company will be able to do it. They tried extremely hard at Elimination Chamber to get Batista over as a babyface but the crowd didn’t buy it. Even after the cheap heel beatdown by Alberto Del Rio, the crowd was booing Batista and made Del Rio the babyface. It’s time that Vince McMahon and Triple H wave the white flag and realize they’re going to have to turn Batista. As for the title match at Wrestlemania, all can be well if they insert Daniel Bryan as a triple threat but I’ll have more on that below.

What were your thoughts on Luke Harper & Erick Rowan at Elimination Chamber? They really impressed me and it’s good to see them getting more chances.

All six men were very impressive in The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family at Elimination Chamber on Sunday night. The bout was without a doubt a Match of the Year candidate and one of the best things you’ll see on WWE television. One of my issues with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan when they had that program with Daniel Bryan and CM Punk was that they lacked sufficient build and the program was beneath Bryan and Punk. This was a nice way to bring them along as they’ve been pushed differently than The Shield, who are perceived as more as equals. With the Wyatt Family, Bray is the clear leader and in the plans to work John Cena at Wrestlemania. That said, all six men, who are inexperienced by WWE standards, thoroughly answered the call on Sunday night and stole the show.

With CM Punk quitting WWE, I believe the idea of Daniel Bryan vs. Triple won’t work. Wouldn’t it be better if it was Shawn Michaels as Bryan’s opponent instead?

Shawn Michaels vs. Daniel Bryan for Wrestlemania XXX is a match that was talked about months ago, however, Shawn ultimately didn’t agree to return to the ring. WWE has a few options for Daniel Bryan at the show in April. They can program him against Kane and have a grudge match between former partners, they can have him challenge The Authority and face Triple H or they can do the right thing and insert him into the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match. If they do not put Bryan in the title match at Wrestlemania, I’ll grab my blow horn and be one of the loudest critics out there, however, everyone crapping on Elimination Chamber because Bryan didn’t go over needs to hold on. The push is on for Daniel Bryan. It probably wasn’t the original plan but Michael Cole’s “outrage” and the way Bryan was booked at the pay-per-view, indicates the kayfabe tie-in. With all due respect to Mick Foley, I believe he’s getting worked here. The outrage over the Royal Rumble match was justified, however, they’ve now rolled this into an angle. If Bryan ends up in a meaningless undercard match at Wrestlemania, I’ll criticize loudly but I’m willing to give the company a chance to make things right.

From the Ask WNW vault…

May 2013: What are your thoughts on Bray Wyatt? - I’m very high up on Bray Wyatt and as with Curtis Axel, it’s a tremendous upgrade from Husky Harris. There are very few workers that you can’t find a lot of bad stuff about and Bray is one of those guys. From John Cena on down the line, people have raved about Wyatt’s work. A lot of readers complain about WWE changing gimmicks and blowing up factions from NXT to the main roster. This isn’t happening with the Wyatt Family and I’m excited to see what they’ll bring.

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  • Vince McMahon

    Don’t worry guys I’ll put Danial Bryan in the world heavyweight championship match. I mean Batista has to pin somebody!

    • Xavier

      Lol what’s good Vinnie Mac

    • MaGayle AceVivid Starks

      Lmao!!!! Gold!!!

  • Guest

    Bootista

  • JR Texx (Jamie)

    I like how people just want to insert Bryan into the WWE WHC match with no why or reason, also HHH is going to want a Wrestlemania match.

    • David C

      It writes itself. Not one single time that Daniel Bryan has been in a situation where he is part of a contendership for the top title has he left that event without having a screwjob finish.

      First it was HHH, then the fast ref, the Battleground disaster, Shawn/HHH and now Kane.

      The crowd has shown disinterest towards Orton, have clearly stated the general opinion on Batista and have been rooting for Daniel Bryan for a consecutive number of months by giving him the loudest ovations and biggest reactions to his in ring work.

      • JR Texx (Jamie)

        Big deal he’s been screwed a few times, how many times did The Rock and Austin get screwed out of the title by Vince himself?

        • David

          You wanted a reason and I’ve given you the MOST BASIC there is.

          You simply don’t like Daniel Bryan.

          • JR Texx (Jamie)

            where does it say I don’t like Daniel Bryan? I do like Daniel Bryan, but I don’t get upset over something that’s scripted.

            Yes I wanted a reason, a good reason, not some excuse, even when plenty of other superstars have been through the exact same thing.

      • Scott Davies

        I remember nearly 80% of fans were happy Batista was back, but are now angry he took what people think is Daniel Bryan’s spot. Batista did SFA in his match at EC, but take a beating & make a comeback. I don’t want to see that at Wrestlemania 30. Raw & Smackdown you can get away with, but not Wrestlemania.

  • Patrick

    if they choose Bryan vs Kane at WM 30 the fans will riot that is not what they want to see for Bryan at WM 30. also if they continue their stubborness to stick with just Batista vs Orton that match is going to make Lesner/Goldberg at WM 20 look like a picnic. the fans will boo it to hell.

  • Bob’s Diner

    It was interesting how much the commentators put over Daniel Bryan – they even acknowledged that he is getting the loudest reactions over John Cena. They obviously have something planned down the road for this…

    • JR Texx (Jamie)

      I think it’s all a work, I mean Foley.. now the commentators, even Vince put over the Yes Movement.

      • Bob’s Diner

        Yeah it has def been all storyline since Royal Rumble. I think they are trying to find a way to push ahead with Batista/Orton while still keeping fans from killing the show – seemed to work ok last night. People on here are still getting super worked up, though.

        • Padres4life

          but why are they pushing ahead with that match? they are inviting boos to be rained upon..how does it benefit them by having that match go on?

          • JR Texx (Jamie)

            People are making it sound worse than it is, it could actually be a decent match, people are just that annoyed because Daniel Byran didn’t get in that match.

          • Bob’s Diner

            Because it is quite likely winning the title at WrestleMania was part of the deal with Batista and if so they have no choice. Or HHH just really really wants to see the match. Or he wants his match with Daniel Bryan to be the biggest focal point of the show. Either way this all goes on WWE, because they either agreed to something really stupid or are just incapable of changing their plans. But considering the commentators have all of a sudden started putting over Daniel Bryan in a big way, I doubt it is the latter.

    • Xavier

      Of course they do. Fans shouldn”t be losing sleep over this at this point. Bryan will win the title at some point soon, it’s inevitable. So people need to take a collective deep breath eat a snickers and just woosa lol.

      • JR Texx (Jamie)

        Some people just don’t seem to care, they want him to have it first, but then if the WWE skipped logic and put him in the title match for no reason, they would complain again.

        Sigh.

      • Bob’s Diner

        You know what else is funny? The same people complaining about Batista are the same people enjoying the New Age Outlaws coming back and doing the exact same thing. Except they are older and have even less appeal

  • Chris Smoove

    Why not do the same thing they did 10 years ago in 2004. It was suppose to be Chris Benoit vs Triple H yet Shawn Michaels inserted himself in the match during a contract sigining. They ended up in a triple threat match at wrestlemania 20. They can do the same angle with DB too. The only difference between 10 years ago and today being that DB wasn’t the rumble winner but can still end up winning the title.

    • JR Texx (Jamie)

      Bryan isn’t going to be winning the title, get over it.

      • StraightUpKnives

        No one cares if the J in your username stands for Jaime, get over it.

        • JR Texx (Jamie)

          If you noticed this my attached twitter account ;) you think my name being written as part of my username, you would actually be able to spell it right ;).

          and I apologize if I upset you and hit a nerve there, well no I don’t but hey ho. I hit a nerve either way.

          • Smoove

            This is the part where the cameraman reveals himself and tells the victim he has been pranked. In this case, you have been trolled.

            I apologize that you’re easily trollable and I hit your gullible nerve. Here’s something. Trololoolololol. Now fade into obscurity :)

          • JR Texx (Jamie)

            lol, and? is this the bit where it is supposed to make you feel better?

            if your life has come down to “trolling” people you can’t see, over the internet then I feel sorry for you.

            “Now fade into obscurity” How ironic.

          • Jaime

            Says the troll “itself” that’s commenting on everyone else’s post. Lmao. Very ironic.

          • JR Texx (Jamie)

            So now I’m a troll? Lol wtf?

  • Boomgreek

    I hope they make it a triple threat with both titles on the line with two falls. 1st fall for the world heavyweight title and 2nd fall for world title. Batista wins first fall and DB wins 2nd fall.That would make it more interesting. Batista vs Orton at the biggest main even for WHC would be a major flop now.Then hopefully for summerslam Bryan vs Reigns and Batista vs Lesnar

    • JR Texx (Jamie)

      No.. because if they where to happen, the title that Batista will win would automatically be irrelevant down to the fact that Daniel Bryan winning would over shadow it and will be the only focus of attention.

  • K!NG

    All i gotta say is that spot where Rollins back flipped out of a top rope german suplex and landed on his feet was awesome.

  • Stephen Cash

    Dream WM main event match and ending: Bryan vs Batista vs Orton. The authority comes out to help Orton, but DB fights them off, then right when DB is about to win a masked person comes out and takes DB out allowing Orton to get the win…. WM closes with the masked person removing the mask to reveal John Cena!!!! It is the perfect heel turn for Cena, but will in no way happen….

  • HugeRockStar

    I was thinking, I could actually see Hogan insert Bryan into the title match, this pisses off HHH, he then inserts himself in ye title match to make it a fatal four way cuz he doesn’t trust Batista or Orton to ‘get the job done’. Match goes down to HHH and Bryan and Bryan wins by pining HHH ending the story that’s been going on since Summerslam.

    • JR Texx (Jamie)

      Hey it’s the guy that thinks he’s better than others because he can “troll” people over the internet :D.

      Not really effective trolling. But it’s sad non-the-less.

      • HugeRockStar

        whut?

        • JR Texx (Jamie)

          That comment originally had the name Smoove on it, the troll.

    • Bob’s Diner

      The problem there is Bryan isn’t pinning the champ to win the title – that feels cheap to me

      • HugeRockStar

        That’s true but they can do it elimination style and then have a Bryan/Batista match at Extreme Rules or something

      • dig’em

        Wow, so now its not enough for db to win title, but he has to win it exactly the way everyone wants too? IMO its a bigger deal to beat HhH in a match than the paper champ Orton. Dig it…..ooooooohhhhhh yyyyyaaaaaaa

        • Bob’s Diner

          If it is a bigger deal to beat HHH, what is the problem with the idea they are doing a singles match? You would rather he beats someone for the title even if that person isn’t the champion? That’s how David Arquette became champion

  • DW

    Shield vs Wyatt family was crazy. Haven’t seen a 6 man match like that in a while. Whoever is in charge of survive series should take notes. It literally should have been a TLC match. I get the match is hyped and the ref can’t control it. But WWE please if you put someone through a table in a non hardcore type match…please knock out the ref…atleast

  • Padres4life

    how can they put Bryan in a meaningless undercard match? think about it..No Punk, Cena is busy, Lesnar is busy, No Rock, No HBK, No Austin, Hogan is the host, The Shield will be busy facing each other. Bryan is the other main guy in the company, and you have him in a meaningless match? Wrestlemania would be considered a flop. You need your most popular guy in a big match….Facing Kane would be so dumb, they already had that match last week.

    • Bob’s Diner

      In fairness, they are putting their ‘biggest face of the company’ in a rather meaningless undercard match as well. Bryan vs HHH will get treated like a big deal

  • John

    They are not putting Bryan into the title match at WrestleMania. He deserves to have that WrestleMania moment but an Orton/Batista/Bryan match doesn’t even make sense. WWE have chosen to go in this direction, they have to stick with it now.

  • James Larochelle

    I would book Bryan vs. Kane as the first match of the night, with the stipulation that if Bryan beats Kane, he gets inserted into the title match with Orton and Batista. Bryan wins, then Kane DESTROYS him, making it uncertain if he can even make the title match. They introduce Batista and Orton and then silence before Bryan’s music starts. The crowd goes nuts. He takes a load of punishment from both opponents put somehow manages to pin Orton for the win. Batista congratulates him, then levels him. Batista turns heel and Bryan has his first feud as champion set.

  • disqus_HZkhbeFufx

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  • mike

    Only one way to save mania now and keep wwe from looking stupid by changing a match build. Money in the bank match at mania. Db wins. Bootista vs snoreton in main event as advertised. DB makes history being 1st guy to cash in at mania…..austin returns to save wwe style pop..confetti falls….awful wwe games michael cole he did it he did it hes won the title…wwe copyright logo..fans hug and rejoice

  • Lebron James

    The Shield vs The Wyatts has to be the greatest six man tag team match of all time. That was a WAR. Everyone looked like they were “Willing to die” to win the match. I still have goosebumps over it. All 6 of the guys looked great in the match. In my opinion, even though The Shield lost, all three of them raised their stock significantly once again. Great match, one I won’t ever forget.

  • TheBigKing1

    Haha. Richard is a Mark. Lol. Well, not as big of a mark as Mick Foley I, w but still.
    Even though I’m always going to have some sort of respect for Foley, I did lose a lot for his dumbass after Royal Rumble. How a guy that has been in this business that long, make stupid ass markish comments like that. That was ridiculous. That’s why people thought his comments was a work…because that just doesn’t happen. If you been in this business, you know what’s up, you know how it goes.