Out of The Rock, Brock Lesnar and Undertaker who would you like to see go over the most at Wrestlemania?
All three are extremely difficult to book because of their part-time schedules. The Rock over John Cena hurts Cena, Undertaker over Punk gives no payoff and Lesnar over Triple H makes Hunter look weak. If I had to book one over at Wrestlemania next month I’d pick Lesnar. Lesnar is under contract for another two years and going over would give him a momentum boost for his next program. How do I think it will play out? Much to my chagrin, as of today, I see Undertaker over Punk, Hunter over Lesnar and Cena over Rock. Let’s just hope they don’t do Cena vs. Rock III in a grudge match at Wrestlemania XXX. WWE has changed the way they handle part-time talent as I have more online here at WWENews.net.
Do you think it’d be a good idea to cut the movie trailers and let Raw go back to being two hours? I saw more movie trailers on Raw than I did last time I went to see a movie at the cinema.
WWE is pushing their Studios division and are involved in “Dead Man Down” (now in theaters), “The Call” (in theaters Friday) and of course “The Marine 3,” which was released on DVD on Tuesday. WWE Studios has been hemorrhaging money and the latest strategy is to partner with large budget films with established actors to make some profit. Let’s also not forget WWE’s partnership with Paramount Pictures to promote G.I. Joe Retaliation and Pain & Gain (both starring The Rock). That’s your explanation for the movie trailers. As for Raw being three hours, it’s all about the extra money WWE gets from the USA Network for an extra hour of TV. There was originally talk of doing another one-hour program prior to Raw but it was ultimately decided to extend Raw to three hours.
Antonio Cesaro reminds me a lot of Kurt Angle when he first debuted in WWE. What is his background? Did he come up thru the indy ranks, or did he start out overseas or something?
Antonio Cesaro was established on the United States independent circuit as a regular with Ring of Honor (as well as CHIKARA, CZW, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla and Pro Wrestling Noah). Cesaro under his real name, Claudio Castagnoli, quickly rose to prominence for his look, in-ring work and charisma on the stick. He’s 32-years-old and WWE saw him as a “now or never” prospect. I personally see big things in his future and feel he’s done an amazing job getting over as United States Champion.
Is Bully Ray the leader of Aces and Eights as the President?
Bully Ray was revealed as the President of Aces and Eights at Lockdown. I don’t think anyone believes the “mystery is solved” with the faction but TNA is pushing Bully Ray as a main event singles performer. The fact he’s now in Aces of Eight gives TNA the opportunity to also reunite Team 3D (there are already plans to do so over Wrestlemania weekend). Will he be the sole group leader or is there more evolution set to take place? We should find out more direction at this week’s Impact tapings.
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