Coffee Talk: Wrestlemania is Nearing, so what's going on?
by, 02-27-2013 at 12:35 AM (5584 Views)
Hey everyone. DK Wrestling Savior here with another edition of Coffee Talk. We have a mere six weeks to go before Wrestlemania is upon us. I know a lot of people aren't overly excited about it. But my question would be, why? There are so many things to ponder about Wrestlemania and what's going to happen with certain people over the course of the next six weeks. But I'll tell you what. We have Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter. We had a Cena/Punk match this past Raw. And we have HHH vs Brock Lesnar kicking into high gear. So we'll talk about these and other things. Grab your cup of joe, your espresso, latte, steamer, whatever your heart desires, and let's enjoy some Coffee Talk.
How about that match with Cena and CM Punk? I know not many people here in the world of the internet like John Cena, but come on. Gotta give it up for that match with Punk. It wasn't a situation where Punk carried the whole match. Cena held his own. That match had everything we could've expected. Close calls, high spots by both men, and even some major surprises like a John Cena hurricanrana and CM Punk delivering an old school Piledriver. Both men laid it out on the line and I know everyone hates that Cena won, but I clap for both of them for what could be the best match I've seen on Raw in a long while. But there's something else. Something that really made that match. And it was Michael Cole's commentary. That may have been the best called match he's ever done. It's been forever since I was on the edge of my seat during a match on WWE. Cena and Punk did NOT disappoint, and Michael Cole did a fantastic job.
Did anyone else love seeing the bloody mess that Brock Lesnar was at the beginning of Raw? It was a nasty cut and what an explosive opening to Raw. Now we all knew that when McMahon called out Heyman, it was going to lead to a Brock sighting and a HHH save, but when HHH's music hit, it was a definite goosebump moment. Not if we have to deal with six weeks of explosive brawls between the two, it will get old. So, I'm going to throw a question out there for everyone. What are some developments in this second feud between the two, that you would like to see. They already brought in Stephanie and HBK the last time. So what else can they really do to give us that "collision course" feel to the upcoming WM match? Maybe they can do a segment with Brock and Ric Flair? Or Heyman and Shane McMahon? Keeping the whole McMahon/Heyman dynamic is important here. So what can they do?
I must say, I absolutely love this new Jack Swagger. Zeb Colter is basically a JBL-like mouthpiece during his heel turn and switch from Bradshaw to JBL. But I like Zeb. He has a nasty look on him and with a vicious Swagger just standing behind him, arms crossed and all, they make quite a dangerous duo. I think Swagger wins at Wrestlemania, but the feud obviously continues. It would actually be quite a disservice to have Swagger lose. They've pushed him to be on a serious mission. I'm not sure ADR winning would be the best thing, unless they're trying to make a hero out of him. He can still be a face, and keep momentum, even if he loses. A good feud is brewing here. But this is sort of a bridge into my next question.
What's going on with Dolph Ziggler? At first, it seemed like he was on an absolute roll. *No that I liked it, but I cannot deny it*. Then the whole MITB thing just got pretty old. He's held the briefcase for far too long in my opinion. There have been many situations where it seemed ideal for him to cash in and start his world title reign. And at first, when Jack Swagger won the Elimination Chamber, I had this whole three title changes in one night idea at Wrestlemania. Swagger beats Del Rio. Ziggler cashes in. Then Ziggler's match with Jericho is a WHC match where Jericho wins thanks to Swagger screwing Ziggler. With Ziggler and Swagger's past, it's a scenario that would've made sense. But with Swagger's direction, it really doesn't make any sense at all. Now we all assume it's going to be Jericho vs Ziggler at WM. And it will be a good match. But again, what's going on with Ziggler? He got bounced around like a ping pong ball by Ryback. So what was the thinking behind that match? It probably should've ended in a DQ with Langston interference and be done with it. Instead, he lost, yet again. Part of me thinks his cash in is going to fail. Cena may have started a trend with the losing the cash in opportunity. It's a shame, but there's not really anything for Ziggler to do right now, except fight Jericho in a rather meaningless match.
My final point is this. Six weeks to go, Raw is in Dallas TX, and no Undertaker. Clearly, Undertaker will not be a Wrestlemania this year and I think that's the best move. But it sort of leaves Punk in the dark. So what can CM Punk do for Wrestlemania? Who can he fight that makes any sense at all? It's Rock vs Cena and they're not going to touch that. I don't think there's enough time to start something with anyone else, at least not that makes sense. But it's CM Punk. They can't leave him off. Will it be a meaningless match for him at WM? Miz is really the only person currently available, unless that feud with Cesaro will continue. Sheamus and Orton are busy with The Shield. Who else is on a CM Punk WM match level? So I'm thinking, Mick Foley. Punk comes out on a night upcoming where Backlund and Bruno are there, He talks smack about how he's a better champ then them. Foley comes to their defense. Voila. WM Match in virtually Mick Foley's home town. Won't be a fantastic match but would keep the crowd excited, and Punk would obviously win. Then he can pursue the title post-WM.
So as you can see, we have sort of a sketch of what WM is going to be, but there are many opportunities to paint the picture a little more clearly. I'm interested in seeing how they approach the Punk and Ziggler situations. I also want to see what direction they go with Brock vs HHH. I'm thinking it may be a Hell in a Cell match. Rock and Cena will be a decent build up too. As the weeks dwindle down and WM approaches, we should get a better idea of what's going to happen fairly soon.
I hope you enjoyed this edition of Coffee Talk. Leave a comment and let's hear some of your ideas.
Thanks for reading. Be Safe.