Why The WWE Payback Main Event Was Changed, Backstage Reaction To Triple H’s Roster Moves, Up & Coming WWE Star Given The Green Light For A Big Push

Backstage news from this week’s Monday Night Raw in Calgary…

- We’re told the idea of changing the main event of WWE Payback from an Ambulance Match to a Three Stages of Hell Match is so both John Cena and Ryback get a win. Basically a two out of three falls match with hardcore stipulations, it gives WWE the opportunity to give each a fall victory in hopes neither comes out looking weak.

- Bray Wyatt and The Wyatt Family coming to the main WWE roster are Triple H’s top three developmental stars moving up. One observer commented, “he’s infected this roster in a good way with talent from developmental, some better than others.”

- All systems are go on the push of Big E Langston. With Dolph Ziggler on the shelf and ongoing issues with Mark Henry, Langston is getting an opportunity. As previously reported, Langston has overwhelming backstage support from Vince McMahon and John Cena.

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  • Scorchy

    Waaaayyy too soon with Langston. But, Vince seems to like to learn the hard way. Make way for another Sheamus.

    • Xavier

      Sheamus is a good wrestler, so how is that learning the hard way?

      • Chris

        The one downside I have seen with Sheamus is their insisting that the man is a good babyface. Sheamus was great as a powerful heel, he’s getting the Cena cartoon treatment.

        • Scorchy

          That is exactly what I am referring to. The rumor is that they want to turn Langston face. So there we have another ultra powerful, but not very over Vince McMahon bland superhero.

        • Xavier

          We’ll some people like him as a face and others prefer him as a heel. I think he’s good in both rolls, but I agree his promos are over the top a lot. But he’s a very dependable guy and a very solid worker.

        • LeftyTosser

          And the problem with closely following the same pattern as the #1 draw and #1 merchandise seller in the company is? Guys, this is a business and if Sheamus can sell stuff even close to the rate of Cena as a face, then he will be a face.

          • Xavier

            Great point

      • Scorchy

        Sheamus is decent as a wrestler, but he is not very over in the role that he is in. He is a Cena type goofy superhero. The rumor is that Langston will be turning face. In my opinion, Langston is better as Ziggler’s heavy for the time being. It seems no one has the patience to let these characters develop. It is a wonder they haven’t screwed up the Shield yet.

        • Xavier

          Well the difference between Cena & Sheamus is that Cena can be serious when need be and he’s OVER with every group of fans rather they cheer or boo him, people still pay attention to his every move, So comparing Sheamus to Cena isn’t really all that accurate. And who’s to say that Langston would be a goofy face? That’s just an assumption on your part.

          • Scorchy

            No, they don’t. Cena is not over with every group of fans, otherwise he would not get so much hate. Viewers have tuned out in droves during the Cena era. Except for the kiddies, people are sick of him. The negative reaction he gets is from fans who care about wrestling and stick around hoping for a change because Cena has been shoved down their throats for years. I personally don’t give a damn if Cena changes or turns heel at this point, when he is on the screen I change the channel.

            I can concede the Langston point, but I’m going by precedent as to what makes a Vince McMahon babyface in 2013. It’s up to them to prove me wrong.

          • Xavier

            Cena is over with everyone. He gets a huge reaction everywhere he goes. If he wasn’t over then people wouldn’t react , when Cena starts getting no reactions at all only then will McMahon not push him as the face of the company. And who are these people that you claim he drove away? Before Cena become the guy ratings were horrible with Lesnar & HHH on top. Oh and another fun fact, ratings have actually gone up since 2008 when the WWE went back to PG, so that whole Cena drove viewers away goes out the window. Cena was a huge part in bringing fans & new sponsers back to the company, Rather you love or hate Cena you still care, because people who claim to hate Cena still pay attention to what he does in the ring, take the time to watch RAW and pay money to buy the “I hate Cena” T-Shirts. And what’s this crap about Cena being shoved down people’s throats? That statement has never made sense, Cena’s the face of the company and the top merchandise seller in the company so of course he’s going to be the centerpiece of the show. That would be like me complaining that I hate MIB because Will Smith is being shoved down my throat but continueslly watch the movies anyway, Hogan and Austin were equally shoved down people’s throats when they were on top as well, if we you wanna look at it that way. That’s the way the business goes, if you bring in ratings, sell merchandise then your gonna be the guy who gets the most TV time, it’s as simple as that.

          • Scorchy

            You win. You are proof of the old adage, “If you can’t beat them with facts, blind them with bullshit.” Consider me blinded.

          • Xavier

            No Bullshit there at all. Everything I stated is a fact. You haters are just allergic to logic

          • Scorchy

            I’m not a “hater,” I’m a life long fan. Everything you stated was not fact, it was half truths with a ton of bias for a product you enjoy. Congratulations, as I wrote, you win. I’m throwing in the towel. I have better things to do than argue with a stranger all day. We don’t agree and we aren’t going to. I will leave it at that.

    • LeftyTosser

      Scorchy, if it makes you feel any better, I do agree that it is way too soon with Langston. He doesn’t have enough in ring work yet going 2, 3 or 4 nights a week to prove that the fans give a darn about him. One of the biggest problems with a turn for him will be the same as every other big guy that becomes a face. It ends up being almost a “teddy bear” or cartoon character and it wears on the fans very quickly. When was the last time a “large” face was considered a legit candidate for a strap while having a more serious mindset?

      I still think you are way off base on Sheamus, but that’s OK. Everyone is allowed to have an opinion, they are kinda’ like butts!

      • Scorchy

        Absolutely agreed, that was my point exactly, Lefty. As for opinions, I don’t care if anyone disagrees with me. I’m just a fan like everyone else and don’t proclaim my opinions will always be fact. I am just not going to waste my time arguing with anyone who can’t distinguish between the two. And, for what it’s worth, I liked Sheamus as a heel. I just think he would be more over as a face if he showed a serious side and stopped the pandering.