The Shield As Champs, Rock's Next Match, NXT Pay, Wrestlemania XXX

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The Shield

Even though The Shield has been booked strong, what would be your thoughts on putting the WWE Tag Team Championship on them?

The Shield has been booked with confidence, with the selling point being they are one of the best trios to ever work in a WWE ring. There has been talk for the last few weeks about putting them over Team Hell No for the WWE Tag Team Championship and having two of the three defend them at events going forward. The Shield is currently programmed with Team Hell No and my assumption is they eventually win the WWE Tag Team Championship, although plans are always subject to change.

With The Rock's injury and filming Hercules in five weeks, where does that leave his schedule with WWE? Wasn't a match with Brock Lesnar next on the table?

The Rock was in the initial plans for Extreme Rules next month, however, he was removed from them prior to Wrestlemania 29 earlier this month. There was an idea pitched to plant the seed of Rock vs. Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania XXX next year but the angle didn't happen on Raw the night after the pay-per-view because of Rock's injury. For a detailed report of the plans that changed and Rock's relationship with WWE, click here.

What is the pay structure for a WWE NXT talent?

WWE developmental workers have contracts that include downside guarantees and show bonuses. One of the things that boosted morale amongst developmental workers when the company revamped WWE NXT (taping from Full Sail University) is they are paid bigger bonuses for appearing on TV because it's an actual WWE television series.

What are the preliminary plans for Wrestlemania XXX?

Believe it or not, there has already been talk surrounding creative plans for next year's Wrestlemania XXX pay-per-view. The company has a tendency to write backwards and we can confirm there was an idea pitched to do The Rock vs. Brock Lensar at the show next year, however, Rock apparently wants a match with Undertaker and didn't want to get locked into something with Lesnar. Things can change a lot between now and then but it looks like Rock, Lesnar and Undertaker are in play for Wrestlemania XXX next year.

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