Source: The Wrestling Observer
WWE is reportedly not happy that the news of CM Punk walking out on the company leaked. The company is also said to be equally upset with how it has turned into a big story. The hope was that the situation would stay as an internal issue, and the company would deal it as such.
Vince McMahon and Triple H are at odds over the situation with Punk, and McMahon is now personally handling the situation. As a result, Triple H and his talent relations department are now staying out of the issue.
WWE held creative meetings on Thursday and Friday to address the storyline plans headed into Elimination Chamber andWrestleMania XXX.
As of last week, the WrestleMania card was scheduled to feature Randy Orton vs. Batista, John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt, The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar, CM Punk vs. Triple H and Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus.
One match that’s been proposed is Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H, with the stipulation being that Daniel Bryan gets a WWE title shot at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view, which takes place near his home town in Seattle. Bryan wrestling Triple H would then lead to his originally scheduled opponent Shameaus wrestling Kane. John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt and Batistavs. Randy Orton.
Another scenario is John Cena vs. Triple H, Sheamus vs. Bray Wyatt and a triple threat match for the WWE World Heavyweight championship featuring Randy Orton vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan in a three-way for the belt.
The final set of possible matches discussed is Sheamus vs. Triple H, John Cena vs. Wyatt and Orton vs. Batista vs. Bryan in a triple threat.
WWE.com has released the video for the intense backstage promo by Dolph Ziggler where he appears to have a meltdown. You can check out the video at the above link.
Kurt Angle was recently interviewed by Scott Felstead of FLAVOURMAG at Google HQ in London, England during TNA’s tour of the UK. Angle said that he wants to wrestle CM Punk and Daniel Bryan one day. You can watch the video in the player below.
Tonight’s WWE RAW will take place from the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Announced for tonight’s show is a steel cage match for the WWE Tag Team Titles between Cody Rhodes & Goldust and The New Age Outlaws.
WWE is focusing on the following points for tonight’s show:
* Can The Shield pull themselves together to topple The Wyatt Family?
* What’s next for the former Prime Time Players?
* Can The New Age Outlaws prove they still have it in the cage?
* Is Batista truly ready for what Alberto Del Rio throws at him?
* Can Daniel Bryan keep his momentum going?
Source: The Shoot
Former WWE Smackdown lead writer Alex Greenfield was the guest on The Shoot yesterday for nearly 60 minutes. They talked about a variety of topics. Here’s a few highlights:
Comments on CM Punk:
“I know there’s been a certain amount of dissatisfaction from Punk backstage according to the rumor mill anyway. He seems like he’s always got some level of dissatisfaction but it never occurred to me that he would walk away. I’m 70 percent sure this is not a work, that he has really walked away. Which isn’t to say he can’t be brought back but there is a chance that this some sort of high level story telling that they’re trying. Presuming it’s real i kind of understand it. His body’s all banged up, he’s looking at the same creative we are and probably feeling a very similar sense of dissatisfaction. I can understand walking away. It makes sense to me. It also makes sense to me though like i can articulate a story where in which this is a work and we get him together with Hunter and we can all sort of telescope that this is a work version of the story out and if that’s the case i just feel like this is the 2nd time we’ve gone to this well with this character so it doesn’t make sense to me that you would tell that story again which is one of the reasons why i think the preponderance of the evidence is that he’s actually walked away and i can feel it cause just as a fan i’m going to walk away for a little while.”
Comments on Daniel Bryan:
“You look at the way Bryan’s been booked since Summer Slam. An argument you see a lot is that Daniel Bryan’s PPVs didn’t increase numbers and neither did his RAW segments well you gave him shitty booking that involves belittling him every single week. This is something i went with Rey (Mysterio). We had Mark kill him and the Great Khali killing him. We were burying our champion every single week. Of course that’s going to turn people off when you don’t give them what they want. Telescoping forward, i have the feeling that this is all going to come to a head and that they will put the title on Bryan in a big of a way as they feel is right and Vince is going to start booking him like Rey. Here’s a guy whose job is to get his ass kicked, and slip over every now and then. I think it’s terrible storytelling, it’s not what the people want and when people bitch about Bryan’s ratings and say well that’s the reason they’re not going with him they gave him a shot already. I don’t think they gave him a legitimate shot. I think they gave him a story that undercut him at the knees from the moment he walked out of the curtain.”
Comments on the Rumble and not adding Bryan to it:
“WWE seems to want to fight against the crowd just doesn’t make any sense to me. Why aren’t you taking advantage of the lighting and that’s one of the things that frustrated me so much about the Rumble is i don’t think you can get that moment of triumphing over adversity in that way and there’s so many stories it opens up like did Kane help him get in? So many things you can do. Even if they change plans and give him (Bryan) a big WrestleMania moment i feel like the lightning in the bottle has been lost because now it’s all repairing shit they broke. It’s silly if they didn’t have some idea of what would happen before the world title match started. If you get to the end of that world title match and you don’t call the audible to get Bryan into the match, hell even having Batista eliminating him and having them be the final 2 i think would have sent people home a lot happier. But that you don’t even call that audible just to me indicates the calcified my way or the highway thinking that makes wrestling not very fun.”
– WWE’s website has a new poll up asking fans who is the bigger Evolution success story – Batista or Randy Orton. With over 25,000 votes cast, Orton is leading with 56% of the vote.
– WWE’s website also has a new article with Antonio Cesaro where he gives 5 tips on getting in shape:
1. Be honest with yourself
2. Get into habits
3. Stick to the basics
4. Master the core lifts
5. Have fun!
After the Prime Time Players split on Smackdown, Darren Young decides to boast a new look.
You can see his new dew below:
WWE Superstar John Cena did not work at the live event in Kansas City on Sunday as scheduled. It was announced during the show that Cena is suffering from some type of eye injury. Refunds were offered to fans in attendance.
With Cena out, Daniel Bryan came out and challenged Randy Orton, Cena’s originally scheduled opponent, for the main event.
For what it’s worth, Cena did wrestle Orton at Saturday night’s WWE live event in Orlando, FL.
To showcase the eyes and how injured it might be, a fan posted this pic to Twitter of John Cena and Nikki Bella today showing the eyes swelled shut:
Check out our third session where the struggle to survive persists..
Here are your Smackdown results. Enjoy and don’t complain..
Antonio Cesaro vs. Dolph Ziggler
Fandango vs. Xaiver Woods
Prime Time Players vs. Curtis Axel
Christian vs. Jack Swagger
Damien Sandow vs. Kofi Kingston
Cody Rhodes vs. Road Dogg
The Wyatt’s Comment on their upcoming match against the Shield.
Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, Rey Mysterio vs. The Shield
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