Mysterio & Christian At Wrestlemania, WWE’s Desired Buyrate, Jericho's WWE Future, Indy Workers Becoming WWE Stars

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I thought Rey Mysterio was going to be on Team Teddy but instead Booker T took his place, why? And also why did they remove Christian from Team Johnny?

Rey Mysterio was targeting Wrestlemania XXVIII as his return date from his knee injury. With him not being added to Team Teddy in the 12-man tag team match, it appears he isn't ready to go. Serious knee injuries cannot be rushed as he would run the risk of getting re-injured. As I speculated last night, if I had to guess, Christian's ankle injury isn't fully healed. If we hear anything else, we'll be sure and pass it along.

With as much hype and promotion as the WWE has given Wrestlemania XXVIII this
year, specifically The Rock vs. John Cena, do you have an idea as to what kind of PPV buyrate WWE is looking to get with this year's Wrestlemania?

The buyrate WWE is always seeking for Wrestlemania is to surpass the 1 million threshold. Given the strong promotion for The Rock vs. John Cena as well as the strong lineup, WWE will hope to meet this number. Pay-per-view buyrates continue to struggle with preliminary numbers for Elimination Chamber being down hard.

Will Chris Jericho vs CM Punk at Wrestlemania XXVIII be the last Jericho match we see in a while? I've heard rumors that he's leaving or taking a break after Wrestlemania XXVIII.

You never read those rumors here at Chris Jericho is in the plans for WWE's overseas tour after Wrestlemania and while he'll miss some shows, he will be in WWE after Wresltemania.

Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels and Steve Austin all took years before they became superstars, nowadays talent with name recognition on the independent circuit that get moved up to the majors are almost expected to be automatic superstars. Do you think the independent fans put too much pressure on these talent and bash WWE when these talent's aren't used at every single TV or PPV?

Everyone has to pay his or her dues in some fashion. Even workers such as CM Punk and Daniel Bryan, that are currently main eventers, had to pay their dues in the independent circuit then again in WWE before their run at the top of the card. Many of the well-known independent names are currently paying their dues in WWE developmental where they are treated just like everyone else. Vince McMahon isn't impressed by success outside of WWE and while it may get a worker on his radar, the worker has to prove they can be successful in WWE before they are pushed.

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  • Jason

    Going to Raw in Dayton, OH on April 30th and Jericho is on the card

    • Dangerous Lee

      Card is subject to change

  • Ice Cold The Fake Austin

    why are the tag team titles not in the wrestlemania card?

    • J-Dub

      Because tag team wrestling is a joke in WWE. Look at Raw on Monday. Big Show should be the Tag Team Champs all by himself. After he destroyed Primo and the Epico after he tried to interfere.

      • H.M.

        Well it IS the Big Show ;P

      • Mike D

        Cause nobody Vince McMahon most notably don’t care about the tag team division

      • Howard Stern

        The what?

  • bingobum14

    Of course PPV rates are down. They are near $50.00 a month and sometimes you have 2 in 1 month. It can be expensive. I stick to buying the main ones, Royal Rumble, Wrestlemania, Summer Slam and Surviour Series and these PPV's can run more than the fifty bucks, especially Wrestlemania. If Vince really thought about this, then make the PPV's more reasonable and the buy rate would increase!

    • Andy

      wow. Here in the UK it's £14.95 (about $18 or so) and even then, the smaller PPV's are free.

      • Adamtrace

        Australia, either 25 or 32.95 I can’t remember exactly

      • Anjani Rathee

        Luckyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!! I wish it was like that here in Canada!!!!!!!!!!

      • The arbiter

        $19.95 NZ, so about $15 US in New Zealand

    • PainOfDemise

      I know I would actually buy some of the PPV's if they didn't cost that much.

    • Toby Tyler

      More reasonable or better cards. I attended Elimination Chamber – the card was extremely weak.

    • T-Boy

      Elimination Chamber was free on sky sports in the uk in fact most of the ppv's are free. Only the main ppvs cost and all of them are only £14.95.

  • Aldin94

    Me and a friend are going to another friends house to watch WrestleMania XXVIII …..HAHA Vince 😛

  • Maze

    Yeah right, Sorry RIchard, Ive been in this business for over 13 years and there are a lot of guys that didnt pay dues . one person I can name is Jack Swagger that guy was plucked from no where and sent to FCW because Ross had man crush on him. Bill Goldberg was another one that never paid dues.

    • dex

      keep going brother. look at lord tensai or whatever. 39 and making a go of it again. there are always exceptions to the rule. just means you have to work a little harder.

      • Mat

        A-Train has been around for 2decades……(Albert, Prince Albert, Bernard, Giant Bernard, A Train and more) This isnt his first run in WWE….

        • Maze

          nope he trained with Adam Copeland(Edge) and Test and did work indy shows before he got his break.

  • RTWeaver

    and when exactly did Sin Cara pay his dues in WWE???

    • The arbiter

      Why have someone job for years in WWE if they have already proved they can work?

      Ric Flair didn't do much for WWE before turning up with the gold belt and declaring himself world champ. Did flair need to job for 3 years to prove to WWE that he could draw?

  • apexpredator93

    I’m going to download festival in june and jerichos band fozzy are scheduled to play.. So I’m guessing he’ll be away for that..