Following Wrestlemania 29, what will happen to The Undertaker, Triple H and Shawn Michaels?
I haven’t heard the latest on The Undertaker’s status but prior to his Hell in a Cell match against Triple H at Wrestlemania 28 on Sunday, WWE had already begun looking at ideas to use him next year at Wrestlemania 29. The way the match ended on Sunday, it was done so it could have “ended” his career but that has been nothing more than speculation. Triple H was backstage at TVs this week, working just like always. Hunter signed a new performer’s contract at the beginning of the year that runs through March 2016, so he isn’t hanging up the boots quite yet. Shawn Michaels is retired and returned only to be the special guest referee for the Wrestlemania 28 match. There are no plans as of this writing for him to return to the ring in any capacity.
Is it just me or did the Lord Tensai gimmick fall flat on Raw Supershow? The crowd was hot all night then when he came out they were chanting “shave your back” and “boring.” What were your thoughts on his debut?
The Lord Tensai gimmick didn’t see to draw much of a response from the live crowd or the TV crowd based on responses in our Comments Area. It looked like WWE was going to give the gimmick significant build and I was surprised to see Bloom re-debut so early. With that being said, I haven’t seen enough to have an opinion. When Brodus Clay debuted as the Funkasaurus people were up in arms. I said I was surprised about the gimmick but I was going to wait and see what happened. Clay is now over like rover so it’s important to give a gimmick some time before judging it either way.
Do you think the “YES! YES! YES!” chants will continue? Or is it just a Florida thing?
Daniel Bryan is very over in the state of Florida so it will be interesting to see if the chants continue throughout the country. There doesn’t seem to be plans to turn him babyface but I’m told the squash at Wrestlemania was about revamping his character without AJ. That seems to be the direction but we’ll have to wait and see about future reactions.
What is the backstage opinion of Brock Lesnar returning to WWE?
It’s the same song and dance. There are those happy to see Brock Lesnar return while others are extremely critical of another part-timer coming in for a big payday. One thing I find interesting is that John Cena and Lesnar didn’t get along the last time around and now they are working together. It should be an interesting story to follow both in and out of the ring. If you want my opinion, I welcome any star that draws and think anyone that complains about it should figure out how they do it.
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