Isn't there a time period in which a champion must defend their title? I always thought it was every thirty days. With CM Punk being injured for so long I would have figured he would be stripped of the title for lack of defending it.
Remember this was a storyline initiative and WWE conveniently "forgets" storylines when they are counterintuitive to what they are trying to accomplish. In CM Punk's case, WWE has planned for months to do Punk vs. The Rock for the WWE Championship at Royal Rumble. While not officially announced like Rock's Wrestlemania bout, it's a program they've had their eyes on for quite some time. With Punk's recent knee problems, Vince McMahon wanted to take every precaution possible to assure he'll be able to go at 100% at the pay-per-view next month.
What's going on with Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara?
As we reported here on Richard's Backstage Blog, Rey Mysterio was taken back off television to continue to deal with personal issues. Sin Cara is recuperating in Mexico from knee surgery. He was backstage at the Raw taping on Saturday night but was back in Mexico as of Sunday.
Since chair shots to the head were banned in WWE, anytime someone uses a chair it's always over the back. I think it looks weak and ineffective, if you could, how would you book it so a chair shot looks like it could 'do some damage'?
I haven't been a fan of a lot of the things that have come with WWE's PG initiative (watered down storylines, corny jokes, over-the-top cartoonish characters), however, I am all for banning chair shots to the head. While using them "over the back" doesn't look as effective, it's much safer for the workers. Under no circumstances should anyone be taking an unprotected chair shot over the head given what we now know about concussions. To answer your question there is no other way to use a chair than how they are currently used. Anyone that knows me knows I'm not big on gimmicks, including chairs, so it's not really that big of a deal to me.
What did you think about the "we want Nexus" chants on Raw? Would you like to see the group reformed now that some of the members have developed into stars?
The Nexus still has a following but I wouldn't favor a resurrection of the faction. Factions are fine but are always limited in lifespan and it's when their lifespan is forcibly extended when they end up failing. WWE hasn't had success in trying to bring back past factions - just take a look at what happened with the new World order and DeGeneration X.
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