I have enjoyed CM Punk's feud with Paul Heyman, it's almost like a modern day Steve Austin/Mr. McMahon feud with many of the same elements of realism. What are your thoughts?
The mic work and drama surrounding CM Punk vs. Paul Heyman has been top-notch. The program has been compelling with intricate twists that have clearly had influence from Punk and Heyman themselves. My problem with it, however, is that Punk hasn't had believable in-ring opposition aside from Brock Lesnar. Curtis Axel was such a big step down, WWE tried to downplay him and we all know what we are getting out of Ryback. The storyline itself has been great but it hasn't produced the high-tier matches to go with it and that's disappointing.
Why would WWE bring back John Cena early, especially to wrestle for the World Heavyweight Championship?
John Cena claims he's good to go and will be 100% healthy for his match against Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship at Hell in a Cell on October 27, 2013. As we reported here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com, Cena says he has received three levels of medical clearance and it just isn't him wanting to come back. It's clearly safe to assume that his injury wasn't as serious as first thought and his premature return is welcomed with open arms by WWE. Not only is the roster ravaged by injury but it's ultra thin at the top with Rob Van Dam going on hiatus. As for Cena working Del Rio for the World title, Del Rio needed an opponent and Cena needed a main event level program. Del Rio is already heel so it was very easy to insert Cena right back into the mix.
What's your opinion on the Big Show and Kane? I think it's amazing that they've been able to stay in shape, and relevant since the late 90s.
Go ahead and add Mark Henry to this list and you have three guys that have been great reliable big men that can get over. All three have gotten over multiple gimmicks and proved they are rare talents that will be missed when they're gone. The fact they've been able to remain relevant and prove their worth highlights their God-given talent for this business.
What do you know about AJ Lee?
AJ Lee was in rough shape backstage at WWE Raw on Monday. WWE's medical staff checked her out and discovered that she had some troubling remembering stuff and she was subsequently diagnosed with a concussion. Given WWE's tough stance on concussions, they immediately took her out of the plans for Monday's show and ordered that she go him and get some rest. She'll probably be reevaluated over the course of the next several days and that will determine how much time that she'll miss. In order to receive medical clearance, AJ will be required to pass an Impact Concussion Test.
With the authority figures continuously reversing the outcomes of WWE title matches, how are we supposed to believe that Daniel Bryan can actually win the title?
Daniel Bryan wins the WWE title at SummerSlam… immediately loses it. Daniel Bryan wins the WWE title at Night of Champions… he's stripped the next night. Daniel Bryan appears to have won the WWE Championship at Battleground… he's "screwed" by the corporation. I'm not sure what makes WWE think fans will be interested in the third match in just as many pay-per-views. Obviously there is hope that Shawn Michaels will help the buyrate but I agree it's less than ideal given how it's been booked.
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