What match do you think should main event Wrestlemania 30 this year? I think it should be Brock Lesnar and Undertaker as I see it as the saving grace of Wrestlemania as opposed to Randy Orton vs. Batista for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship with both men possibly being booed out of the building?
Every year we debate what match should close Wrestlemania and every year The Undertaker makes a case why it should be him. He last closed Wrestlemania 26 against Shawn Michaels in 2010 and you would find no argument what-so-ever from me about Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar closing the show this year. WWE has a major problem with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match and without a change from Orton vs. Batista, it’s going to be a disaster. I’m not giving up hope because I know there have been internal discussions about adding a third participant. If I was booking, Daniel Bryan would be inserted in the title match at Wrestlemania, he would be put over and finally get the payoff that he’s earned. Could you imagine the pop he’d get if he finally “overcame the odds,” especially if he has to “beat Triple H” earlier in the night. However, this is nothing more than a fantasy at this juncture and in the lineup’s current form, I say close with Lesnar vs. Undertaker.
When will we see Brodus Clay back on television and why has he been gone since his heel turn?
Brodus Clay was slated for a decent push as a heel on WWE television, even being awarded the “Jerk of the Month” in the latest issue of WWE Magazine. However, since then, he’s been relegated to NXT and has been working out at the WWE Performance Center. He was back on the road with the main roster over the weekend, however, he put over The Great Khali. I do not know what happened but his “365-day Road to Redemption” campaign to get on the Wrestlemania card doesn’t look good less than a month out.
Everyone wants to see Daniel Bryan in the WWE World Heavyweight title match at Wrestlemania but do you see WWE just adding John Cena to that match instead?
John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt is the plan for Wrestlemania XXX and I do not see that changing. It’s my hope WWE adds a third participant to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match and it will be interesting to see how Cena vs. Wyatt is booked. Wyatt is a rising star, however, will this be the peak of his character or is it the launching of his career as a main eventer? Only time will tell as the “stay ability” of the Wyatt character will be put to the test over the next year.
After watching the WWE Network’s library of ECW and considering his recent body of work, is it safe to say that Paul Heyman is the best promo artist there ever was?
I don’t like to award the title “best ever” in this business because it’s a never-ending debate that never resolves. However, it is safe to say that Paul Heyman is someone that understands the wrestling business like few people do. He really answered the call on last week’s episode of Monday Night Raw and turned a disaster into an entertaining segment. I don’t think there is anyone, not even Daniel Bryan at his current level, that could have handled the opening segment better than he did. Vince McMahon and Triple H are very lucky Heyman is employed and was able to assist them there.
From the Ask WNW vault…
June 2012: Is WWE risking burnout with John Cena with him continuing to work in the midst of lingering injuries and significant personal issues? - WWE has a history of riding top stars too hard, leading to severe burnout. There is concern they are riding John Cena too hard at a time where he is hurting both physically and personally. One person close to John told me he’s dealing with the drama in his personal life by working as much as possible but others are afraid it’s all going to catch up with him.
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