Hello everyone and welcome to the start of the 2012 Summer with my blog.
This past year of school has been the busiest of my life, but it still has been the most exciting and fun of all my years at school. But as I just said it has been my busiest, which means that I had less time on these forums. So I apologize that I wasn't here as often as I could be. But with Summer I intend to make up for my mistakes by making the summer of the 2012 the best for the forums. Starting with me more actively posting on the forums and posting more blogs.
On the wrestling side of things, I thought I would discuss this idea that a lot of people have, a lot of the fans want to see Brock Lesnar or The Rock win the WWE Championship if only for a short time. And I think that this idea is very short sighted.While seeing The Rock or Brock defend the WWE Championship at a major show would be cool, we have to be pracrtical The Rock and Brock Lesnar are only going to be at those big shows. They won't be on every single Raw, and they won't be going to any house shows that is for sure. And that is what I would be worried about, house shows. House shows are an essential part of WWE's revenue, and without a WWE Champion on the shows people most likely won't show up in large numbers, and why should they. They will only get to see John Cena wrestle in some meaningless match up that probably won't even have anything to do with his Wrestlemania match up, so why even bother. Now some would argue that they could just stick the World Heavyweight Champion on the Raw House Shows, well then what does that leave Smackdown. Smackdown already has a struggle getting people to go their house shows, so that will only get more people to not want to go. Others would argue that it would only be for like 7 or 8 weeks, so missing a all of the house shows for those weeks wouldn't be a big deal. Well in an average week there is about 3 or 4 house shows for the Raw Brand, so for missing 4 house shows per week for 8 weeks, that would be 32 shows. 32 shows IS A LOT! And it's a lot of money to lose, and why would Vince want to lose tons of revenue for 32 shows, just so he can get the same revenue at Wrestlemania they would have made if one of them walks in as the challenger. Speaking of Wrestlemania, many of these people who want to see Rock or Brock win the WWE Championship, want to see Rock face Brock, and both of those ideas are very short sighted. I mean after Wrestlemania 29 where will they be? Probably back at home doing other things to make money, I mean Rock vs Brock II would make a lot of money for Wrestlemania 29. But is it worth telling your audience that the biggest guys you have are only part time and they won't be there after that last match. It just seems like a lot of people just want their dream match up and don't see how it wouldn't help the WWE after the one big pay day. I believe that Rock and Brock should both be big deals at Wrestlemania 29 but they shouldn't be coming out with their heads held high if they're not going to be back in a couple of months. In a couple of months here would be my ideal Wrestlemania 29 main card but it's still pretty realistic.
Wrestlemania 29 Main Card:
WWE Championship: WWE seems to positioning The Rock for a WWE Championship match, and I like that I just think that no matter what he shouldn't walk out with the WWE Championship. But the question is who would he face, well I think the answer is simple. John Cena. WM 28 was the most bought WWE PPV EVER! And I think that with the amazing quality of the match, and the ending it definently gives WWE reason to do the match. Now why couldn't CM Punk, Triple H, Dolph Ziggler, or Brock Lesnar face The Rock for the WWE Championship? Well Brock Lesnar I already went over, Triple H is similar to Brock in the fact that he won't be wrestling in a couple years. Punk and Ziggler are both great and will both be stars one day, the key is that it will be one day. I don't think that Ziggler or Punk are at the star level to fight with Rock. That just leaves Cena to do it, and I think that people would be interested in Cena vs Rock II, and with how everything turned out between the two, I think that the build up could be phenomonal.
Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker, a lot of people want to see this match up and I can't say I blame them. Undertaker vs Lesnar have a great past, and while I would love to see Lesnar put over a future star, I don't think that is going to happen. So I think stick with Undertaker and give him a big win at WM. It could be similar to HHH vs Undertaker at WM 27 with the level of brutality and it would have great build and be another key match up for the card.
World Heavyweight Championship: This one I have had the hardest to determine, one part of me says that CM Punk should be in a title match just because, and that the brand extension is pointless. But another part of me says that they will use this match to help build some new guys, that is why I think that this match up will be Wade Barrett vs Sheamus vs Dolph Ziggler (after turning face because of the WWE Universe always cheering for him). But this one I'm not so sure about. But I would love to see this match up, any of those 3 guys could be a big deal in the WWE. I would have a favorite out of the 3 that is for sure, but any of those guys could be a big force in the upcoming years.
CM Punk vs Randy Orton, a lot of questions have been up in the air about who is the number 2 guy in the company. And a couple of weeks ago I would have thought that Orton would have the advantage. But after his recent suspension, I think Punk is the number 2 guy. And I think that they need to make that official with this match up, I think that once Orton comes back from suspension at some point he should become a dominant heel like in early 2009, then start building up to WM 29 where Orton and Punk have a rematch from their great WM 27 match up. I think that this match could verify that Punk is the star that he really is.
The other matches I'm not so sure about, but as the time comes closer I'm sure we will find out or get more of an inclination to who will be facing who.
Now as you might have noticed above, I predicted that Dolph Ziggler would be in the World Heavyweight Championship. Even though currently he and Zack Ryder have been going over Youtube and Twitter talking about their Wrestlemania 29 match. Well I don't think it's going to happen, why... because Vince McMahon is a Genius. He didn't want to push Ryder and he didn't want him to succeed. But all the people did, so Vince McMahon instead of just ignoring them until they stopped, he not only got what he wanted, but he made a profit. He knew that the Ryder fan base was growing so he decided to produce more Ryder merchandise and make a quick buck. Which he did, but how did he weaken the Ryder fan base so much, becuase he gave them what they wanted. They wanted Zack Ryder to become Uniteed States Champion and that happened, but after the Raw he was United States Champion. Ryder was booked so weakly and booked to be off TV so often that fans started to care less about him, and now that he got what he wanted there was nothing to chant "We Want Ryder" about. And every time Ryder would want something like a title rematch or a match against Kane or dealing with Eve after WM, WWE just didn't deal with and ever since fans have forgotten about poor Zack Ryder. Until this past monday when LI chanted numerously "We Want Ryder" but this year as compared to last was much much quiter then last year. Why because Ryder has lost his momentum, and he has lost control of his Internet show, and he has no direction and if he tries to make one, WWE delays him. Instead of Ryder continuning to ask for a United States Championship rematch on Z True Long Island story, and giving the fans a reason to chant "We Want Ryder". Ryder has been just putting up short random pointless (still funny but pointless) videos, which haven't been helping him. Ryder needs to start directing fans attention towards his lack of being on Raw and his lack of being a champion, and he needs to do it in a big way.
John Cena, is one of the greatest and most influential men in the history of sports entertainment. But these past few months he hasn?t been under as much criticism as in previous years. That is because people are starting to realize, it?s not Cena?s fault he gets put into matches against Michael Cole showing that he can?t get a chance to show his wrestling ability. Or his promo?s being to light hearted, because that is the direction that WWE. Or the fact that he is Super Cena, because that is how WWE has been booking him. And I think that WWE has been booking him poorly these last few months, after his loss to The Rock at Wrestlemania 28, his character was refreshed and he didn?t change his character in the slightest. Cue Brock Lesnar, a formidable villain to face Cena, and when you go back to watch Extreme Rules 2012, you can see that the crowd started to get behind Cena as he was getting torn apart by Brock Lesnar. That?s when I realized that Cena should stick to a losing streak. Now I?m not talking about a losing streak like Gillberg?s or MVP?s losing streak. But Cena constantly losing big matches to guys like Punk, Rock, Lesnar, Big Johnny. Was a good change of pace without him becoming a heel. Now some of you my question my loyalty to Cena by saying that he should go onto a loyalty. But I think that a losing streak angle could have been phenomenal for him, and would have helped him start to build an even bigger fan base. As the older male fans were starting to root for Cena case in point WM 28 and Extreme Rules 2012, because they realized a lot of the arguments were invalid (until the end of Extreme Rules 2012). He can wrestle he has proven that countless times, he can cut a promo he has proven that countless times, and if he continued to lose then he wouldn?t be called Super Cena. Then he would have slowly started build up his character to the big comeback victory, where announcers could claim that the Old John Cena who wins main events and wins Championship is gone, until that big victory against someone like Jericho for the WWE Championship at the Elimination Chamber. Then Cena would be set up to face Dwayne The Rock Johnson in a Wrestlemania Rematch from the previous year for the WWE Championship. And the build up could be that Cena isn?t the same since the loss and he wants to prove himself, while The Rock argument is that he has beaten John once and he can do it again. Another good point for the Rock would be that last year Cena talked about wanting to fight the Rock and not Dwayne. Then this year Rock could say he wanted to fight the real John Cena, and not the John Cena who loses every single match expect for getting lucky at one PPV. Then Rock and Cena could face off at WM 29 and have Cena retain the WWE Championship, and then go from there, depending on if the WWE really thought one more Cena vs Rock would work. But I think that would have been a great storyline, and I feel as though WWE dropped the ball with the follow up from Wrestlemania for Cena and many other angles including Punk vs Jericho (a poor storyline for what should have been amazing). I just feel that the WWE has been in a slump as of late and they need a big summer angle for Cena or Punk to get everything going again. They haven?t been exactly at their best, when their WM 28 main matches (Once in a Lifetime, End of an Era, and WWE Championship match) were the biggest I have ever seen. It was all down hill from after Lesnar lost at Extreme Rules, and WWE needs to do some readjusting if they want their product to be interesting again or let alone keep or gain viewers when they move to three hours.
But on a brighter note, Mr. John Cena?s 10th Anniversary is today. Now here?s a list of what I think are John Cena?s overall Top 10 Greatest moments (in my unbiased opinion). In chronological order.
Also here is an old tribute video I made about John Cena.
John Cena?s Debut
John Cena Wins WWE Championship for First Time
John Cena introduces new WWE Championship
John Cena is Drafted to Raw
John Cena vs Shawn Michaels for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania 23
John Cena Returns at Royal Rumble 2008
John Cena vs Batista at Summerslam 2008
John Cena and The Rock announce Wrestlemania 28 match
John Cena vs CM Punk for the WWE Championship at Money in the Bank 2011
John Cena vs The Rock at Wrestlemania 28
But in my personal opinion, these are my 10 personal favorite John Cena moments of all time (that I have seen live on television/internet because a moment that you know what?s going to happen isn?t the same as seeing live).
John Cena vs Edge for the WWE Championship at Saturday Night?s Main Event 2006: Once upon a time I watched WWF but then I took a long break from it, but then my brother convined me to watch the DX reunion. But he only wanted to watch DX reunite, while that was interesting, I saw some interest in this newer guy who gave an AA to Edge through the announcer?s table, that guy was none other than John Cena.
John Cena vs Shawn Michaels for WWE Championship at Wrestlemania 23: The first wrestling event I ever attended live and it was between two of my top 3 favorite wrestlers of all time, and it was a great match with a lot of great moments from both men. It?s still probably one of my favorite three matches of all time.
John Cena vs Randy Orton for WWE Championship at Summerslam 2007: This match up was great and the crowd was really into the match. Because both superstars were at the top of their game, Randy Orton was at the beginning of his big push to the top that would last until Backlash 2008, and John Cena was in his longest title reign to date, this title reign lasted longer then a year. Which just made this match up even bigger and I personally thought that Randy Orton was going to win, but the Champ overcame the Legend Killer.
John Cena Returns at Royal Rumble 2008, I was in complete shock, simple as that and it was one of those great wrestling moments when the dirt sheets don?t spoil anything and I can just enjoy being shocked by a great surprise.
John Cena vs Batista at Summerslam 2008, this was another match up that I was really looking forward to, I knew that it wasn?t a dream match up like Cena vs Shawn or Cena vs Rock because those matches weren?t as likely as these two facing off. And this was a great match up that lived up to the hype.
John Cena vs Edge vs Big Show for World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania 25, there were a lot of cool moments in this match up. From Cena?s entrance, to the actual match, to the finish, to the championship celebration (including mocking the Cena hater who screams at Cena at almost every WM).
John Cena vs Batista for WWE Championship at Wrestlemania 26, this was a great feud and a great match up. Batista?s heel turn made for an exciting story with Cena and the revisiting of Cena vs Batista at Summerslam 2008 turned out well, and the match was great. The post match celebration was also good to.
John Cena vs CM Punk for WWE Championship at Money in the Bank 2011, the build for this match up was amazing, and so was the match. While Cena wasn?t the main focus in this story or in this match, it proved to a lot of people how great he can be on the mic and in the ring.
John Cena vs The Rock at Wrestlemania 28, this match is probably my favorite match up of all time, first off because I never thought it would happen. Secondly they didn?t rush it, they took a whole year to build this huge match up and they did an amazing job looking back at it all. Then the match itself, I was afraid it wouldn?t live up to the hype, but lucky I never had to face my fears as it was an amazing match, the crowd was into it. The wrestling was great, there was lots of ring psychology, and it nicely set up for a rematch, and hopefully we will see that rematch at Wrestlemania 29.
John Cena vs Brock Lesnar at Extreme Rules 2012, now while I don?t agree with how it ended, this match was just one big moment that I will remember forever. The beat down on Cena was brutal, and it showed how much of a monster Lesnar was. Then Cena?s comeback was shocking, but it made for one of the most unique and exciting main events in WWE history.
Well that?s it for this blog, I will see you all later.