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Batista vs. John Cena & Why The Groundwork Is Laid, Do Personal Feelings Alter Bookings?, WWE Draft, The Rock Competing Before Wrestlemania

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Do you think Batista could return and cheat John Cena out of his match at Wrestlemania XXVIII to give Cena a program after The Rock?

While I have maintained Batista will be back to WWE to finish up his in-ring career, I don't look for this to be a likely scenario. Cena vs. The Rock is going to be front row and center and I don't see anyone else returning to detract from that spotlight. The reason I chose to answer this question is because Batista's recent comments where he said he feels like Cena killed hardcore edgy wrestling provides the opportunity for a future program. Remember Chris Jericho Tweeted remarks about CM Punk that laid the groundwork for their upcoming Wrestlemania feud so if/when Batista returns, a program with Cena would be entertaining.

If two workers have legitimate dislike for one another does WWE avoid booking them against one another?

No one is able to control the plans of Vince McMahon. If McMahon ran WWE like that, it would not still be in business. While a main event worker such as John Cena has much more input in what they do and don't do, it'd be highly unlikely for someone to reject a program because of personal feelings with someone. No one outside of the top guys is going to reject anything because they don't want to lose their spots. There have been situations where a main event worker has gone to management over working with a certain worker, claiming they didn't feel safe. For example, Randy Orton went to WWE officials over working with Ken Anderson and it ended up leading to his WWE departure. There have also been situations where workers will stay out of the business and wait for the right opportunity. An example I can think of off the top of my head is Batista. He recently stated he's in no hurry to return and work with The Miz.

Will WWE hold a Draft this year with Raw being a Supershow?

With the brand extension still active, as far as I know, there will be a draft to go along with it. The reason WWE began the Raw Supershows is to give Smackdown talent exposure on Raw in hopes of carrying more of Raw's audience on Friday night. WWE also wants some of the younger guys, like Daniel Bryan, to get maximum exposure by appearing on both shows.

Did WWE ruin The Rock vs. John Cena by having them tag together at Survivor Series?

I was opposed to The Rock competing at Survivor Series and felt like WWE almost got greedy by using him prior to Wrestlemania this year. With that being said I don't think it ruined the Wrestlemania main event, however, it did take away from some of the anticipation. I don't know if it will cause someone not to order but I was against it and highlighted my reasons in detail before it happened on my Backstage Blog at this link.

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