How do you see the John Laurinaitis/Teddy Long storyline playing out?
I haven’t heard the creative plans for John Laurinaitis and Teddy Long but I could see a bout involving multiple talents to gain full control of Raw and Smackdown taking place at Wrestlemania XXVIII. This would be a way to continue interest in the program and give multiple workers a chance to get on the card. If done, I could see the babyfaces making up the team for Long with the heels making up the team for Laurinaitis. However, let me be clear, I haven’t heard this as a creative direction and am answering with a 100% hypothetical answer.
Out of all the season 1 WWE NXT members, only Daniel Bryan and Wade Barrett seem to be successful and being pushed. Why do you think Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater, who I think have great potential, have not capitalized on their momentum after being tag team champions? Is Daniel Bryan and Wade Barrett just that good or am I missing something?
I felt like if WWE NXT created one star, the show could be considered a success. Remember the first season of WWE NXT was actually a really good show but it couldn’t make it when SyFy agreed to pickup Smackdown and the network wanted rid of what they considered a ratings disappointment in NXT. As for Wade Barrett and Daniel Bryan making it over the others, they’ve made the most of their opportunities. Daniel Bryan had a leg up on the other Rookies because he wasn’t a Rookie. However, it hasn’t been easy for either Bryan or Barrett as both have had to weather storms to remain relevant. This is a tough business and when an opportunity is given, some will seize it while others will not.
What is the status of Kharma?
Kharma is spending time at home with her newborn – as she gave birth in late December. From everything I have heard she is doing great and anticipating her return to the ring. I, along with pretty much everyone else, would love a feud with Beth Phoenix and feel it would be a wonderful addition to an already strong Wrestlemania XXVIII lineup.
Can you really see The Rock going over John Cena at Wrestlemania XXVIII?
The Rock vs. John Cena is going to be very tricky to book and I don’t want to speculate on an outcome. Vince McMahon will make the decision and won’t be letting very many people in on it beforehand. There can be a case made for both wrestlers but my biggest want is a clean outcome. I don’t want to see any type of dirty finish as someone has to go over clean for the match to be considered a success. Another important factor to consider is The Rock’s future with WWE going forward and if he plans to work again after Wrestlemania XXVIII.
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