Major Stars Likely For Wrestlemania 31, Dixie’s Table Bump, Screwjob Best For Business?, R-Truth Over Bo Dallas

Dream matches have always been a part of pre-Wrestlemania season talk because it’s the show where pretty much anything is possible. Out of The Rock, Sting, Brock Lesnar and Hulk Hogan, who has the best chance of competing on next year’s card?

Brock Lesnar is a sure thing for next year’s Wrestlemania 31, so I’ll put him at the top of the list. The Rock has revealed he has a verbal agreement for another match and a bout Vince McMahon wants to do is Brock vs. Rock. Sting wants a match at Wrestlemania 31 and has established a working relationship with WWE. We’ll put him as third on this list. Hulk Hogan, like Sting, has a working agreement with WWE and the desire to wrestle again. However, we’ll put him at the end of the list due to internal concerns about his ability to work in the ring. When WWE was negotiating with Hogan to return, one of the things neither Vince McMahon nor Triple H wanted a deal to be contingent on was an actual match.

Did Dixie Carter going through the table on Impact looked weak? It just looked horrible! Bully Ray just went ass first through the table while Dixie took a half ass bump onto the ring. For something that had been heavily promoted throughout the show I expected a better delivery.

Calm down. Dixie Carter is not a trained performer and spots like this only get one chance. This isn’t the type of thing that TNA could just re-tape if they weren’t happy with it. I thought the spot looked fine and borrowing words from Dixie Carter, it looked like it hurt like hell. Bully Ray has established a career of putting people through tables, including putting Mae Young through a table when he was with WWE. I spoke to Bully about the spot and he told me it was the highlight of his career. The spot writes Dixie off television indefinitely and TNA is promoting it for all its worth, which is a smart move.

With all that’s been revealed in the 17 years since the Montreal Screwjob, do you think Vince McMahon made the right call? I have the utmost respect for Bret Hart but it seems like Vince was in a tight spot and did what was best for business. Thoughts?

I’ve covered and studied the Montreal Screwjob from every angle. Vince McMahon was in a bad spot but he gave Bret Hart his word on a finish and I will not defend Vince, Shawn Michaels or Earl Hebner. It was sneaky, underhanded and disrespectful. There were better ways the situation could have been handled, without all the chaos.

Will R-Truth receive more of a push now that he was the one that ended the winning streak of Bo Dallas?

Bo Dallas avenged the loss in a quick victory on this week’s episode of Raw. I’ll say Truth going over Bo Dallas is the most prominent thing he’s done on WWE television recently but I do not see much coming out of it. He is on WWE’s tour of Australia and went over Dallas again on Thursday at a live event in Melbourne. R-Truth was in a battle royal on Friday but was a non-factor.

From the Ask WNW vault…

February 2012: Despite only airing for two weeks the angle of Natalya is tedious already. Is there any purpose in it or is it just a way to keep kids entertained during the PG era? - The Natalya “farting” gimmick is disgusting. I have told people that I feel it is Vince McMahon’s immaturity at the forefront, highlighting his weird sense of humor. I don’t know the purpose but I can’t believe someone would find it entertaining.

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  • Rachel Miller

    I have a question regarding WrestleMania 31: supposed there are no part-timers such as Brock Lesnar and The Rock on the card (the card would consist of full-time talent). Would WrestleMania 31 suffer from low buyrates due to no Rock or Lesnar?

    • Ryan Plague

      I really don’t see it suffering, i mean yes it would be great to have The Rock or Lesnar on the card, but if you think about it you would still have Cena, Orton, Regins, Wyatt, etc. so the card would still be stacked and lets not forget theres always a chance Daniel Bryan could be back in time, so you would have him as well

      • Evon Callaway Bitterweed Reese

        If Bryan made his come back at Mania the Yes! Yes! Yes! Would go through the roof. Never mind who else was there this match would probably be the one selling it out.

    • eskymi

      I guess, in reality, we’ll never know. With the WWE Network going world wide this year how would we be able to judge what the actual buyratewould be. I assume most fans would probably pay the 60 bucks to watch it on the network. I suppose the buyrates will drop pretty drastically no matter full time talent or part time talent.

  • Kurt Luttrell

    Have to agree completely about the screw job and hoe mcmahon coukd have handled it a thousand ways that were better. Sometimes I think all he is capable of when situations happen is an underhanded means of solving issues. For crying out loud, take the real belt off him prior to the events and give him a fake belt to use as the prop. When champions get to keep a title belt as a memorable display at their home, he could have just had him sign off on a contract that stated that he woukd only get one after he retires/ left wcw. So many way to handle that situation and mcmahon chose to be underhanded and sneaky.

    • miz

      Except for the fact it kept his business alive, if you were in his shoes you dont know what lengths you would go to either hypocrite.

      • Kurt Luttrell

        Hypocrit? What the hell? You don’t even know me, jerk. Nice way to respond to someone’s opinion. Saved his business? How did going behind hart’s back like that “save his business”? Like many of us have said, he had other ways of assuring himself that hart wouldn’t double cross him and take the belt to wcw. He just didn’t care because he is underhanded. Btw, asshole, try being a human being and not call a stranger a hypocrit when you know jack shit about my life.

  • Splat

    Bully Ray taking more of the bump means he did his job.

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  • Dave Barton

    So if WM31 is penciled in for Rock vs Brock…will Brock still have the title by then, and if so, who goes over?

  • The Spinebuster

    Bo Dallas losing to R Truth made no sense at all to me. Terrible booking