Breaking Up The Shield, Hogan & Goldberg At Wrestlemania XXX, Cena Heel Turn, WWE Repeating History With Title Unification

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The Shield & Daniel Bryan

Do you think having one member of The Shield win the Royal Rumble would be a good way to break them up?

I think it's too soon. Not only too soon to breakup The Shield but too soon to put one of them in the main event at Wrestlemania. Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins have proved they are all very talented and capable on the big stage, however, WWE gets in trouble when they try to do too much too soon. It's time for some storyline progression with the faction but if it were up to me I'd do it slowly over the course of the next 6 months, leading to an eventual breakup. Once the faction splits, it'll be proving ground for each in singles competition. I just think that would be a better scenario then risking a rocket pack push flopping and doing irrefutable damage to one of their respective careers.

Should we expect Vince McMahon do to whatever it takes to have Hulk Hogan and Bill Goldberg at Wrestlemania XXX?

As ridiculous as this question sounds, you wouldn't believe how true it is. Vince McMahon is reportedly frustrated at being unable to nail down plans for a big Wrestlemania main event and that frustration is starting to bleed over into negotiations with the aforementioned names. WWE has considered doing Ryback vs. Bill Goldberg at Wrestlemania and they're interested in Hogan. Neither Vince nor Triple H are sold on Hogan working a singles match but they would like for him to at least appear on the show. As for Goldberg, there are creative hangups and there are Ryback hangups. We've been tracking both stories but it's interesting you brought this up because some believe Vince is starting to act out of desperation.

The talk is out there about a possible swerve in the TLC match between WWE Champion Randy Orton and World Heavyweight Champion John Cena at the pay-per-view next month. Do you think Triple H would "screw over" Orton and possibly set the wheels in motion for him to help Cena and turn him heel?

I've been made aware of multiple scenarios for the TLC match at the pay-per-view, one I'll have more on later in the week but I'm not holding my breath on a John Cena heel turn. WWE has had opportunities to turn Cena before and it's been considered but never made it to fruition. Once something is talked about and debated for so long I finally concede to "I'll believe it, when I see it." That's the case with Cena turning heel.

I'm hearing the word "epic" and "historic" to describe the unification match at WWE TLC, but didn't Chris Jericho already make HISTORY in two EPIC matches to be come the only and first time ever UNDISPUTED CHAMPION?

Everyone wants to talk about title unification. I've never seen a topic come up so often in the 6+ years I've been doing Ask WNW. Literally almost every question I've received for the past couple weeks has had something to do with it. So with that disclaimer, Chris Jericho beat The Rock for the World Heavyweight Championship and Steve Austin for the WWF Championship at Vengeance 2001 on December 9, 2001 to become the first ever Undisputed Champion. WWE has been here before but they're hyping the match at WWE TLC to sell the attraction of the pay-per-view. Pay-per-views are bought on the attraction and the fact of the matter is people care about this show because they care about this match. Words such as "epic" and "historic" are used to hype it and it's working. I'll admit that I'm more interested in WWE TLC then I have been in any pay-per-view since SummerSlam. How WWE books Orton vs. Cena will determine what I think of the pay-per-view.

From the Ask WNW vault…

April 2008:Is Hulk Hogan still on good terms with WWE or is he out again? - I'm not sure. Hogan and Vince McMahon are always going to have an up and down relationship. Both have tremendous egos and feel that the other one owes them something. I guess it depends on the day of the week on what the relationship is like. Hogan obviously wanted a WrestleMania payout but as we all saw that didn't happen.

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