I missed the show and I can't say I'm disappointed after reading the spoilers today. The only significant segment seemed the Heyman/Maddox/Shield/Lesnar bit. I'll still watch Wrestlemania because I'm hoping for a swerve but there's not much excitement in watching two matches I've already seen before.
A lot of this seems very predictable but maybe the answer is to stay off the wrestling news internet sites and nothing will be spoiled.
So they explained why the Shield helped Punk...what will they do to explain attacking the guys that had nothing to do with Punk. Part of a much bigger picture maybe?
They did mention that Heyman hired The Shield and was paying them money....ie, doing a job. The whole "shield from injustice" thing was probably their main goal, but Heyman contacted them in secret and they sort of became his personal APA on the side.
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Didn't see it live because I was at the AHL all star game, but DVR'd it and was so glad I could fast forward to the good parts. Some good stuff, including the Del Rio beatdown, Rock/Cena promo and Lesnar showing up, but so much was crap I'm glad I missed it.
HHH/Brock is predictable and would make sense. I'd watch it but not be excited for it. The only reason I don't see it happening is that HHH seems to be going into full retirement mode. He cut his hair (although so did the Undertaker) and from a few of the photos that I have seen it looked like he has really cut down on weight to have a more athletic frame and not the muscle-on-muscle build that he is known for.
Undertaker is a huge MMA fan, he'd love the opportunity to work with Brock in the ring. It also can be questioned then if Undertaker lets Brock retire him @ WM. He has openly not wanted the undefeated streak for some time and him getting stomped by a former MMA and WWE champion is believable even if it would enrage a lot of the IWC.
Undertaker has said that he wants the undefeated streak to end? I have not heard it. If it's true, I agree with him. It would be a waste for him to retire undefeated. Beating the Undertaker at Wrestlemania would be bigger than any title win.
It's been pretty well documented, and I'll look for it when I have some free time. I think he offered it to Edge and Orton and a few others and they all said hell no.
I think the problem is there are only a few people who would actually say yes. They might be rare. Maybe Ziggler? That would skyrocket his career to a WHOLE new level.
JBL also said Taker offered the streak to him.
It should be ended, just because it would launch someone into superstar status, which the WWE needs. They can't milk the Cena cash cow forever. It needs to be someone young, Ziggler is a bit too old I think. Maybe whichever one of the Shield goes over the most in the next year or 2. They just need to make sure they give it to the next Cena and not the next Jack Swagger.
No idea how they did it with yesterdays horrible show.
A bit more, if not already all announced:
The 1/28 WWE RAW drew a final 3.7 cable rating with an average audience of 5.02 million viewers. The first hour drew 4.86 million viewers, the second hour drew 5.27 million viewers and the third hour drew 4.93 million viewers. This was a huge increase from last week's show that drew a 3.04 cable rating with 4.31 million viewers.
It was the highest rated show on cable Monday night and the biggest rating for RAW since last year's 7/23 special 1000th episode (that show drew a 3.86 cable rating and was the official start of the new three hour format).
I'd like them to give it up to Cody Rhodes. He is talented in the ring, one of the youngest on the roster (26 or 27 years old) yet has a lot of experience under his belt and the family history means he will be around for a long time (I believe). Would launch him into super Heel status among the average viewer.
i'd like to see a young guy beat Taker as well. build it saying the guy is training hard in MMA style to prep for Taker's MMA submission.
then the kid could catch Taker in a submission after a long brutal match. No one could fault Taker for getting caught in some move that has tapped some of the best in MMA.
the kid gets an instant new exciting finisher he can use going forward and launches him as a real main event threat.
one thing is certain, Taker knows is the best thing for the business and does not care about retiring undefeated and this might be the last chance WWE has to do it right. it won't mean much if someone beats a Taker who can barely make it to the ring. do it while he can still put on a match. then maybe Taker comes back at the next WM and gets a win to retire on a win.