Hello everyone. I’m back this week after taking a short hiatus last week. Sometimes, you just need to take a break and re-charge your batteries. Plus, it doesn’t help when there is nothing really new to write about when it comes to the WWE. And you know what? There still is nothing. The WWE seems to be just treading water right now and stuck in neutral. There’s nothing new to write about. Until the WWE is willing to take chances and change their booking philosophies, then we are stuck with the current product. These 3 hour RAWs have been hard to get through recently.
So I’m going to look ahead in my crystal ball. My crystal ball that probably isn’t right, but it would be if I had any say. I’m looking ahead to the rest of 2013. Here, I will take a look at five feuds that I would like to see happen in the WWE this calendar year. The problem with three hour RAWs, however, is that we see a lot of wrestling on the show that lessens the impact of a feud down the line. Or, we see Kofi Kingston vs Dolph Ziggler for the 523897289 time. While the wrestling is good, it also over exposes the product and makes us see matches that could be built up to a PPV match if there wasn’t so much time to fill.
But enough complaining about 3 hour RAWs, let’s get into My 5 Feuds I Want To See This Year!
After having the longest WWE Title reign of the last two decades plus booking 101 finally caught up with CM Punk. Punk was built as the unbeatable heel, and if you could beat him he had a few insurance policies to make sure he still left with the WWE Title. That’s where classic wrestling booking comes in and bites Punk’s momentum right on the ass. The unbeatable heel finally crosses paths with the ultimate babyface, in this case The Rock. CM Punk had a great title reign, a promo no wrestling fan will ever forget, and maybe most importantly he made The Rock coming back much better than it would have been if Punk wasn’t champion for 434 days. Since Punk’s loss to The Rock at Royal Rumble, he has since lost again to The Rock then John Cena on Raw and has since continued to work injured. He is now set to take on The Streak and The Undertaker at WrestleMania. While the Punk mark in me believes there is hope, there isn’t. This feud hasn’t been booked well enough to make the part-time fans or hardcore fans think Punk has a chance to end the streak. What’s next for the best in the world once the glam and glitter of WrestleMania has been swept up and thrown away?
–The Rock vs John Cena for the WWE Title
–Brock Lesnar vs Triple H
–CM Punk vs The Undertaker
–Randy Orton vs Sheamus for the World Title
Above is a list of matches that are now penciled in for WrestleMania 29 according to InsidePulse.com, for the sake of whatever is holy I hope this is just a ruse by the WWE. A ploy to distract us all from what is really going to happen as the Road To WrestleMania winds its way back to the New York area. All eight of these men do deserve to be on the cards of all cards but not particularly with their opponents listed above. In the same year we’ve had Raw 1,000, a WWE Champion that has held the title longer than anyone not named Bruno Sammartino and the 20th Anniversary of Raw is tonight. Compared to the only thing TNA has done this year, push their children when they shouldn’t be near a ring, but that’s for a column I will never bring myself to write. It’s becoming a great time to become a wrestling fan again, it has been the past year, why not keep the momentum going with a great WrestleMania?
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Happy Holidays to all of you reading CreativelyEndeavored.com or PulseWrestling.com The end of the year is upon us and that got me thinking about the year of 2012 in the WWE. I thought of a few categories and listed them below. Let me know how or dead on I am. Here we go:
WWE.com released an article today featuring their 25 best PPV posters over their company’s history. I’m including their 25 best but thought I would come up with my own favorite and most creative posters WWF/WWE have released over the years.
First let’s go with my top 25:
– I only made it home for the end of that segment but it sure as hell looks like CM Punk‘s not going to be the face of “Be A Star” again anytime soon.
– First it seemed like they were getting into talking about Jack Swagger‘s losing streak… and then they introduce Ryback. The ol’ “Bait & Switch”.
– Ouch that was a Sabu-esque faceplant by Swagger. Just hope it doesn’t have the same result as it did for Sabu.