WWE Changes TLC Main Event Finish
I mentioned in Wednesday's installment of Ask WNW that I've been made aware of multiple finishes concerning the finish of John Cena vs. Randy Orton at WWE TLC later this month. The original plan was indeed for Cena and Orton to simply swap titles but when people started to figure that out quickly, the plan was changed. This is also the reason WWE went from teasing unification to point blank stating it. I do not know the finish they are using as of press time but I'm told there are multiple alternative finishes under consideration.
Hulk Hogan's Negotiations with WWE
In an update on Hulk Hogan's negotiations with WWE, we've mentioned how neither Triple H nor Vince McMahon want his deal with the company to be contingent on a match at Wrestlemania XXX. WWE feels they have a lot of leverage because they can pay Hogan more than TNA and it's not like Hogan was eager to wrestle there anyways. So the word within WWE is that Hogan won't turn down the opportunity to return even if he's not happy with his role at Wrestlemania XXX next year.
WWE is looking for Hogan to have a "major role" in terms of being featured on the programming on the WWE Network and hope his presence will entice older fans to check out the service even if they have no interest in the current product.
The same goes for Bruno Sammartino. WWE is hoping to use him as an asset in a similar fashion but they do realize that he has far less mainstream name brand value compared to Hogan. Also, given his age, there's no way the company can rely on Bruno still being alive to continue to film new content consistently for the next 5-10 years.