Despite my dislike for John Cena’s on-screen work, I feel it’s a good idea to have a feud involving Cena and the World Heavyweight Championship. Do you also feel this could bring prestige back to the title?
This is a good point and yes, I do think having John Cena hold the World Heavyweight Championship will help the prestige of the title. It’s not a foregone conclusion that Cena is going over Alberto Del Rio at WWE Hell in a Cell but how many people see Cena doing a job in his first match back? The fact Cena is coming back and challenging for a title other than the WWE title should help tame the haters, at least temporarily. The fact of the matter is WWE needs John Cena and the product is hurt when he’s not working.
Can you give us some background on The Wyatt Family and also trace the lineage of Bray Wyatt for us?
Bray Wyatt is a third generation pro wrestler as his grandfather is Blackjack Mulligan and his father is IRS. He’s also the nephew of Barry and Kendall Windham. He’s the brother of Bo Dallas, who is currently a standout in WWE developmental. Eric Rowan’s real name is Joseph Ruud and he worked in Japan and the Minnesota independent circuit prior to receiving a WWE developmental deal in 2011. Luke Harper is the former Brodie Lee and was very well known on the US independent circuit in promotions such as CHIKARA, Ring of Honor, EVOLVE and Dragon Gate USA. He was signed just last year and has been on the fast track ever since.
Who is under the mask of El Torito, the bull that accompanies Los Matadores?
Mascarita Dorada plays the El Torito character. He’s well-known for his work in both AAA and CMLL in Mexico and was signed by WWE last spring. If you haven’t seen his work, I encourage you to check it out on YouTube as he’s impressive.
What role do you see Shawn Michaels playing on Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan?
I see Shawn Michaels playing the role of a babyface equalizer in the program. Daniel Bryan needs for there to be some avenue to believe he has a legitimate chance of winning the WWE title and actually keeping it. There has been talk since early August about involving Michaels in the program with Bryan and WWE finally pulled the trigger this week. A lot of people are speculating for this to lead to Michaels returning to the ring but that’s simply not the case. Michaels is under WWE contract and is used when they call him. Unless there is a major change in direction, which is always possible, he’s not wrestling.
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