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The Next Bray Wyatt, WWE Compensating For No Lesnar, CM Punk Ridiculousness

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- Rusev could be in for a bigger role in WWE and there have already been talks about him having a prominent match at Wrestlemania 31 next year. He's a guy with mixed reviews, with some feeling he's fine as a midcarder but doomed in the main event. His detractors feel he isn't ready for a high profile match at Wrestlemania. We're told it's a similar situation to that of Bray Wyatt last year, putting him in a high profile match at Wrestlemania 30 against John Cena. As I noted earlier in the week, the fact WWE thought enough of Rusev and Lana to put them in an angle with The Rock was quite telling as to what the office thought of the gimmick.

- Two matches have been announced for Hell in a Cell and they'll both be gimmick matches. John Cena vs. Dean Ambrose in a No Holds Barred Contract on a Pole Match, with the winner getting Seth Rollins in the Hell in a Cell structure. Heading into the week, there was talk about having two Hell in a Cell matches to offset the loss of Brock Lesnar. It looks like the No Holds Barred/Pole Match could replace having a second Cell match but we can't confirm that. The stipulation to Cena vs. Ambrose is apparently to keep either from getting pinned and will be announced on this week's episode of Smackdown.

- I'm still working on how in the world it got reported that TNA, without domestic TV assurance and not offering anyone contracts, got linked to CM Punk. I'm told a clear agenda is in play and it's something TNA wanted online, although there is no chance of it actually happening. We'll hope to have more details before the week is over.

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