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One Hell In A Cell Match, Steve Austin Acting, WWE Unifying Titles, Booking Kane

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Why is there only one Hell in a Cell match at the pay-per-view on Sunday? Shouldn't Sheamus vs. Big Show be held in the structure as well?

As things currently stand there is only one Hell in Cell match scheduled for the pay-per-view on Sunday. If this is the plan WWE is sticking with (which appears to be the case) we can only speculate the reasons. However, is one Hell in a Cell match really a bad thing? I am not big on gimmick matches but one of the things I've appreciated about WWE revamping their B-level pay-per-views as gimmick shows is the fact they don't overkill the gimmicks. While some may be interested in a card full of seven or eight cage matches, I think it creates a very difficult show to book that is only more difficult with the company's ban on blood. This also sets CM Punk vs. Ryback apart as the show's main event and doesn't allow for the World Heavyweight Championship to take any of the momentum. The bigger question is how will Punk vs. Ryback be booked?

Why does all of Steve Austin's movies go straight to DVD?

A lot of movies that Steve Austin has done have been lower budget straight-to-DVD flicks. While someone could assert that Austin can't get a bigger role, it's actually a pretty good strategy because it gives Austin the experience to have a feature role while still getting paid. Making it in Hollywood as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has done isn't easy but Austin's strategy is one that many pro wrestlers use. Further, I actually feel Austin is a very good actor. You can view clips from Austin's latest movie at this link.

With the WWE brand extension essentially over, when do you think we will see just one world title and perhaps the elimination of the World Heavyweight Championship?

I am all for having both a WWE Champion and World Heavyweight Champion and feel WWE has done a good job by "gracefully" ending the brand extension by getting talent from both brands on the live show while still maintaining a separate identity on Smackdown. Two world titles give the company a chance to have two separate main event scenes that create more opportunities to build top talent. A lot of people are tired of John Cena dominating the main event with some even growing tired of CM Punk as champion but if the World Heavyweight Championship is eliminated, the main event scene is only going to shrink. Unification ideas have been pitched for as long as there have been two world titles but I hope WWE continues with both the World Heavyweight Championship and WWE Championship.

Since Kane's return in December do you feel his character has been odd and lame?

The booking of Kane has been very inconsistent with some [sources close to the company] even claiming before his work with Daniel Bryan that he was a character that was sometimes "forgotten" from week-to-week. Kane's current work is comedy but I actually prefer it over the inconsistencies that have plagued him since December. Some Kane fans will get on me because they feel he should be pushed in the top of the card but I feel he's in a good spot and is more of a reliable veteran able to fill roles where the company needs him.

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