With the ending of Survivor Series, do you either see John Cena turning heel and aligning with The Authority?
There were some readers that took John Cena’s confrontation with Randy Orton at Survivor Series as a sign he was aligning with The Authority, that isn’t how I saw it. I saw Cena as the champion of the people and Orton as the champion of The Authority. I have a hard time believing that WWE will ever turn Cena heel. Given the way WWE has made it look very unlikely Orton will ever drop the title, perhaps Cena as challenger would be a viable option.
With WWE teasing WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. World Heavyweight Champion John Cena, I only see it fitting we talk title unification. I believe that it could bring more prestige to the IC and US titles since more main event stars would challenge for them. What are your thoughts on my point of view?
I haven’t heard whether or not WWE plans to unify the WWE and World Heavyweight titles but this was bound to come up given the way they ended the Survivor Series pay-per-view on Sunday. The reason I push back on unifying the top belts is because it’s going to shrink the main event picture. I get your argument about restoring the secondary titles but make no mistake about it, if the WWE and World titles are unified, there won’t be as many opportunities in the main event. If WWE wants to unify titles, they should start with the Intercontinental and United States belts.
Why did the commentators keep calling Natalya the sole survivor of Team Total Divas? Nikki Bella never got eliminated!
They made a mistake! Nikki Bella was not eliminated in the 7-on-7 Divas Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match, thus Natalya wasn’t the sole survivor. Michael Cole corrected later in the broadcast but it was a glaring error.
What was JBL’s reason for mentioning Jeff Jarrett on last week’s episode of Monday Night Raw?
JBL said that he mentioned Jeff Jarrett on last week’s episode of Monday Night Raw out of respect and friendship. He questioned how you could not mention JJ with a guitar in Nashville. Jarrett was asked if he felt it was a tribute or insult. He said he took it as “totally tribute.” You can read the exchange at this link.
From the Ask WNW vault…
November 2012: With Ryback basically losing again where does WWE go from here? - WWE is in a world of trouble with Ryback following what was essentially a loss at Survivor Series. Let me be clear. I’m excited to see Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins get called up to the main WWE roster but I hate how Ryback was booked at both Hell in a Cell and Survivor Series. The premise for Ryback’s character is that he is the “unstoppable monster” that needs to be “fed more.” As soon as he’s “fed,” he can’t handle it. Some people are taking this as me being high up on Ryback over the IWC darlings, which is unfounded. I’d be fine with guys like Punk, Daniel Bryan, Cesaro, etc. running the company without guys like Ryback being in the main event picture. However, now that Ryback has been chosen for a push they have to push him. The blatant lack of confidence in putting him over compounded with the holding pattern they are in with Punk for Royal Rumble is making for intolerable booking. Either push him or don’t book him in the main event. At this point Ryback means nothing more than a mid-card talent and he’s lost a significant amount of steam.
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