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What To Expect From Lesnar vs. Big Show; Update On Lesnar's Health, How WWE Expects Their Network To Help TV Ratings, What Someone Told Us That Recently Interviewed Ryback, WM30 Plans For Sheamus, WWE's Reaction To Original Sin Cara Fighting Them, Hogan R

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- Brock Lesnar vs. Big Show at Royal Rumble is expected to be booked in a manner similar to what you'd expect from the post-UFC Lesnar. A match that's booked more as an MMA-fight rather than a pro wrestling bout, hiding obvious limitations. Lesnar is believed to be the healthiest he has ever been after diverticulosis prematurely ended his fighting career. He's less than three years displaced from having a foot of his colon removed because of the illness.

- Speaking of Lesnar, while we've heard The Undertaker has grown weary of a singles match with him at Wrestlemania XXX, it's still not completely off either. The match continues to get talked about and was the "one sure thing" before rumblings that Undertaker might prefer a match with Daniel Bryan due to concerns with his artificial hips.

- One of the points of discussion within WWE lately is how the upcoming WWE Network will "protect" B-level pay-per-views. The way things are currently structured, WWE relies on Wrestlemania, SummerSlam, Survivor Series and Royal Rumble, their "big four" shows, to carry the pay-per-view business throughout the year. Obviously with the change, one thing to consider is B-level shows are going to be watched live by record audiences. This is part of the reason why WWE feels the Network is going to increase interest and in turn, increase television ratings.

- I heard from someone that recently interviewed Ryback and was told he was "really cool." One of the knocks on the big man last year was he was aloof while doing media. I had a member of the international media come to me late last year, claiming they were so upset with Ryback after their interview they contacted WWE over it.

- Sheamus continues to make teases on Twitter about his upcoming return to WWE. I cannot confirm whether or not he'll return at Royal Rumble and covered his injury at this link. However, I can confirm he's in the plans for an upper-level match at Wrestlemania.

- Updating on the original Sin Cara (real name Luis Ignascio Urive Alvirde, a/k/a Mistico) claiming he owns the gimmick and plans to fight WWE for it, the company has no comment at this time.

- Rumors of Hulk Hogan's return to WWE are still very hot and getting hotter. This has been the case for the past several months and while we still can't confirm a contract has been signed, the talk is he'll be utilized in some fashion at Wrestlemania XXX.

- The plan as of this week was for The Shield faction to remain together through Wrestlemania XXX in April. That is obviously subject to change but the fact they have a confirmed promotional appearance together in late March is telling.

- While Daniel Bryan's "Yes! Yes! Yes!" chant is now a fixture in WWE, he revealed recently one of the catchphrases he came up with for his character was "tap or snap" but he couldn't use it due to copyright reasons.

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