The Rock will not participate in WM 30. WWE has to find somebody to headline in place of Rock and they found their poor man's Rock in Batista, who will be on the upcoming Marvel movie, Guardians of the Galaxy. WWE has been under pressure with WWE Network launch that they went so far with those conditions in the contract in order to lure Batista out.
So far, it could go many ways under those condition but the best thing WWE could do now is having Trips and co. turning on Randy and siding with Batista, then build around Batista's heel heat into Orton vs Batista for WWE World title at WM. But clearly fans won't accept that.
Do you think they will split the titles before mania to make room for another main event?
The thing is though, they've been doing that since July. They built it up, built it up, built it up, then let Orton beat Bryan and dropped him from the main event scene. Now he loses last night and isn't anywhere close to the title picture.
Maybe they're still trying to do something, but they have until WM. If WM doesn't close with Bryan holding up the belts, then they completely blew it and people are gonna shit all over that show.
They can't drag it out any further than WM because people are already sick of the buildup. The main event at WM has to be the climax to all this, if that's where they're going. And unless they make some HUGE dramatic twists and turns, I don't see how they're gonna reach that ending now that Batista and Orton is all but set in stone
It's just like when they said AJ Styles was in talks with WWE:
Originally Posted by AJ Styles
"I know that's some wishful thinking, but no, there was nothing. Not a phone call. Nothing. I wish I knew who these guys were that were presenting these rumors and whatnot, just so I could say, "Exactly tell me when they did call me, I'd like to know." It's just so bizarre, all the stuff that you hear."
and the outlaws are tag champs...i like them, but come on its 2014...they are really pushing this Corporate take-over idea where all of Triple H's and McMahon's favs of the past and present are getting over.
I'd take what Lebron23 says with a grain of salt though.
LOL true but there was a lot of talking before Batista even came back that he was holding out for $$ and a WM main event..
Batista isn't a big enough star to just come back and be thrown into the main event of WM, hell The Rock was getting boo's last year b/c people were frustrated with him coming back and taking the stap of a guy like CM Punk, in this day and age the most popular wrestlers are the most RESPECTED wrestlers, the fans RESPECT guys like Daniel Bryan & CM Punk, who have busted their asses for over a decade and continue to push themselves, they recognize their talents as professional wrestlers. People can relate to Bryan, people want to see Bryan do well, he's the real life underdog that they want us to believe a 6'3 roided up monster named John is..
i'm so tired of hearing the excuse of "well nobody on the current roster has gotten themselves over so they have to bring in part timers" this is 100% not true, Daniel Bryan & CM Punk are the two most universally loved performers they have and both should be in the main event of WM..
With Batista's contract most likely guaranteeing him a title run I think they are putting themselves in a very difficult position to get out of, if Orton/Batista close the show at WM, the crowd will absolutely destroy it..wouldn't be surprised if they walked out..
WWE has a potential MEGA STAR on their hands, a guy that can take wrestling to a place that it hasn't been in over a decade, and they are AFRAID to pull the trigger, most likely because he wasn't a hand picked guy of HHH, he doesn't have the "look" and whatever else bullshit excuses they are giving themselves to not push the most over wrestler since the Rock to the freaking moon..