Did WWE hold John Cena off WWE TLC to see what the buyrate would be without him?
That’s an interesting thought and could be a possibility; however, I don’t see expectations being that high for the WWE TLC buyrate. WWE is in the process of revamping their pay-per-view model so there isn’t a whole lot of attention being placed on pay-per-view buys right now. I can’t help but see a legitimate parallel in Cena getting behind Zack Ryder, lobbying for him to get pushed (in real life and in storyline), only to get “thrown off” the card for him to get a shot. Doesn’t that somewhat reflect Vince McMahon’s ego/attitude? I could just see McMahon saying, “Fine. I’ll push him but he’s taking your spot.” Maybe not, but it’s something that shouldn’t be overlooked.
I am happy that Daniel Bryan won the title but do you think it was a way for WWE to get him to cash it in before Wrestlemania XXVIII because they’re not confident in him headlining the show yet?
Mark Henry’s injury played into the booking of the World Heavyweight Championship; however, I am very suspect of WWE’s confidence to book Daniel Bryan as World Heavyweight Champion. One of my biggest fears is Bryan dropping the title at tomorrow night’s Smackdown taping. WWE has not pushed Bryan like the next “breakout” star so I am weary of this current title reign. I am happy to see Bryan get the opportunity but I haven’t seen anything that gives me confidence in WWE’s booking of his character.
Are Florida Championship Wrestling wrestlers allowed to work indy shows?
No, workers that are in Florida Championship Wrestling are under WWE developmental contracts which make their services exclusive to WWE’s official developmental territory. While a developmental worker isn’t making a lot of money, working for FCW is the best opportunity one can get and is better than bouncing around from various indy shots.
Why would WWE make Sheamus vs. Jack Swagger at TLC with no storyline and no build?
WWE added the match as filler. WWE TLC was a B-level show they needed to add some extras to fill out the allocated pay-per-view time. I am not a fan of matches added on the fly during pay-per-views but, I’d rather get a match than the pay-per-view ending early or a pointless talking segment.
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