10 Big WWE Questions – June 1, 2014



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A major concern for many WWE fans has been the company’s recent stock issues and financial standing. Be assured WWE is not going out of business any time soon. Fans should be more concerned with their creative plans for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the end game for Cena/Wyatt and The Shield/Evolution feuds, and how their NXT talent pool plays into their Network future.

WWE always leaves its viewers with a number of questions, here are 10 big ones! You can answer one, two, or all of them in the comments below, on Twitter @PWMania and @mrjoewalker #10BigQuestions, and Facebook.

#1) Does Payback have a clearly defined point or purpose?

#2) What match do you expect the most from?

#3) Why do you or do you not plan to watch Payback?

#4) WWE appears to be dragging out making a decision regarding the World Heavyweight Championship. Why do you think it’s being prolonged?

#5) Can you name five legitimate WWE World Heavyweight title contenders?

#6) We’ve all heard/read the Ric Flair rumors. Would he be best paired with Miz, Dolph Ziggler, Evolution, or someone else entirely?

#7) It feels like Usos are short on something. Is it a manager or a Matt & Jeff Hardy-caliber opponent?

#8) Does the GM character need to be retired or a fresher more exciting face?

#9) Should WWE revive War Games: The Match Beyond – Yes or No?

#10) Using a scale of 1 – 10, how would you rate Alberto Del Rio’s overall in-ring career?


  • Necro

    1. Payback has a purpose of mainly ending the Evolution vs Shield storyline, and then seeing what Dbry does with the title.
    2. Match i expect the most from would be Cesaro vs Sheamus.
    3. I plan to watch it because I’m going to be at the Allstate Arena watching it in person!
    4. They don’t know what or who they would put the title on if they make him relinquish it. Kane or Orton wouldn’t have anyone to feud with. Of course this could all change with CM Punk, but ya know….not gonna happen.
    5. Orton, Kane, Triple H, Cesaro, Bray Wyatt/John Cena.
    6. He’d be so good with Ziggler, but since he’s in the doghouse for who knows what, it wont happen.
    7. I feel that the only team capable of a show stealing tag match would be the Ascension.
    8. I’d say no because Stephanie does what she does best in that role.
    9. No comment.
    10. I’d say a 7, liked him when he won the belts up to the Ziggler feud, now he’s just irrelevant, but can put on amazing matches.

  • Jared Mosher

    1. Of course Payback has a purpose. It is a ppv event designed to entertain fans and put on a fantastic product. It’s also gonna be the pay off to a lot of build-up in some of these matches. A lot of the matches look really good, and if they want it to be better than NXT Takeover, it’s gonna be great.

    2. I expect the most from the shield v evolution. All 6 men are awesome wrestlers and really need to make this count if it is apparently the last time they’ll wrestle each other, which is probably true for now if Batista is leaving to do promotional work for GOTG. I think Wyatt v Cena might steal the show though. Cena always seems to put on his best in these types of matches (watch his last man standing match v Umaga at Royal Rumble, can’t remember which year), and this year alone Bray Wyatt has put on a couple contenders for match of the year already.

    3. I plan to, yes. The card looks good and has matches I want to see. All the title matches look great plus wyatt/cena and evolution/shield should be phenomenal. Besides, I’m a WWE Network subscriber, it would be stupid not to watch and enjoy Payback.

    4. From what I’ve read on here, Dbry will be competing at the end of June. We are now in the beginning of June. After all the disappointment and anger many fans felt, including me, wanting Dbry to become champion between Summerslam and Wrestlemania, it would be bull if they stripped him of the belt. I want to see him on top finally and show why he is the WWE world heavyweight champion. If he wasn’t able to compete by summerslam though, then they should strip him of the belt.

    5. Of course. Batista, Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, HHH, Bray Wyatt. You could say Cena and Orton too but a lot of people are worn out on them being champion right now. Barrett, RVD, Cesaro, Ziggler, and Sandow have imo the potential to be deserving champions in the future if utilized right. (seriously WWE, what are you guys doing to Sandow, he’s got everything it takes?!? )

    6. This one is tricky. Evolution would be great and natural, it almost doesn’t feel right without him. He would also mesh well with Ziggler and possibly give him the rub, on-screen and backstage, he needs to finally break out and be put over. I don’t see what the Miz can really offer to be brutally honest. For me, his day has passed. I would also like to see him manage his daughter, especially after NXT Takeover and her incredible match. The future of the Divas division looks bright because of what I’ve seen in the phenomenal women’s NXT division, and he could really progress and legitimize the transition to the WWE divas division.

    7. I think it’s because people have a hard time relating to their on-air personas. It’s hard to get emotionally attached to, for lack of a better term, an islander persona for the WWE universe.

    8. It could work but they need a legitimate official man to do it, such as Eric Bischoff. I thought John Laurinitis did a great GM job too. You really hated the guy.

    9. I don’t think they should. It hasn’t been done in a long time and never in WWE. I think that match is best left as a great idea from WCW’s past. It would be cool to see for nostalgia sake but I always felt that War games built up great but then the match beyond was just fast and put on awkward finishes. I think it should just be celebrated in WCW’s past.

    10. 7.5. He never got too over charisma wise, and it is especially harder now because WWE has done a great job building new talent in the last 1-2 years.

    He came in during a time when WWE was bleeding for new main event talent and I think that is why he got all his title runs. But he is a hard worker and a great wrestler who has put on many 5 star matches. I am a del rio fan, but he’s just, imo, a very high mid-carder.

  • FUTPD

    #1) Does Payback have a clearly defined point or purpose?
    Yes, its actually been built up very well for the most part.

    #2) What match do you expect the most from?
    Obviously Shield/Evolution is going to be awesome. Im also gonna say Cesaro/Sheamus will be great and am excited to see Wyatt/Cena.

    #3) Why do you or do you not plan to watch Payback?
    Im gonna miss part of it cuz Ill watch GOTs over wwe anyday. But Im gonna tune in and try to catch the matches im looking forward to most.

    #4) WWE appears to be dragging out making a decision regarding the World Heavyweight Championship. Why do you think it’s being prolonged?
    Killing time until they really know whether Bryan can wrestle again at the next PPV or not.

    #5) Can you name five legitimate WWE World Heavyweight title contenders?
    At the moment, Cena and Orton for full time. Lesnar or HHH part time. Cesaro, Reigns, Wyatt are all very close and I think by the end of the year or even summer 1 or all of these three will be legitimate contenders.

    #6) We’ve all heard/read the Ric Flair rumors. Would he be best paired with Miz, Dolph Ziggler, Evolution, or someone else entirely?
    Pair him with Ziggler! Ive been waiting for them just to commit to pushing Ziggler its beyond me how they havent yet. He can thrive in the mid card for a couple years before jumping into the main event. The question is, could they be a heel pairing or remain face? I think both are great heels and have plenty of heel tactics but they might just be to liked at this point to be able to be heels.

    #7) It feels like Usos are short on something. Is it a manager or a Matt & Jeff Hardy-caliber opponent?
    Armando Estrada would have been a great manager for these two. But I think its the manager and the fact that they are just being used as pons in another feud right now.

    #8) Does the GM character need to be retired or a fresher more exciting face?
    Theres no point of having a GM while HHH/Steph are around. Once they decide to take a less onscreen role again then they can bring in some kind of authority figure. Just make it someone people care about. Maddox was lame, Vikki was overdone, Teddy Long is gone? idk they were all pretty bad. Heyman wouldnt be a bad choice. Hes already around a lot and plays the heel so well and could easily abuse his power by giving his guys title shots and what not.

    #9) Should WWE revive War Games: The Match Beyond – Yes or No?
    Definitely

    #10) Using a scale of 1 – 10, how would you rate Alberto Del Rio’s overall in-ring career?

    He put on excellent matches with guys like Ziggler, Sheamus, Mysterio, etc but he will be forgotten a year after he leaves the company. Heck hes already been pretty forgotten. His character just never got over enough. His mike work was mediocre and I think they just shoved him down our throats in the WWE Title picture, they should have been more patient. Ill be disappointed to see him go none the less, i think hed be a great addition to the midcard.

  • Tamala Hale

    1) No, lately all these pay per views have terrible lead up stories, I gotten uninterested on the outcome of some matches.
    2)Seeing how Paige is the Divas Champion, I would really like to see more interaction out of the Divas matches period.
    3)The Shield verses Evolution 2
    4)Storyline, goodness!
    5)Edge, Batista, Eddie Guerrero, and two other people.
    6)Have not heard rumors, really hate spoiler alerts. Makes a better storyline.
    7)Adding a manager again, first it worked with Tamina, who would fill in for them, Rakishi? No, they don’t need anything extra.
    8)Was a general manager ever on RAW? Really?
    9)Don’t know what that is/was.
    10) 9, just like everyone else in the ring, a tad bit boring, and its because of the storylines he is placed in. Superstars have control on what direction they want their character to go, just like SNL, you need writers!

    • Jared Mosher

      well, you’re a moron who doesn’t seem to know what the hell you are talking about. Eddie Guerrero as a contender?!? He’s been dead for 10 years moron


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