It’s been way too long since I’ve been here, and there’s lots going on these days, so let’s get right to it.
The big story today coming out of last night’s Raw is that there is currently no WWE champion, thanks to the Corporation 2.0. For me, the jury’s still out on Triple H’s version of the Corporation. Unlike McMahon during his feud with Austin, I have a hard time seeing Triple H getting embarrassed regularly, if at all, like McMahon would. Nor do I see Daniel Bryan driving into an arena in a monster truck or a zamboni. But neither necessarily have to. Triple H has always been billed as the Cerebral Assassin who rarely ever did get outsmarted, but he wasn’t always on the winning side. Bryan can go toe-to-toe with any and everyone.
They’re obviously going somewhere here and I’m interested in seeing where. Eventually, Bryan will go one-on-one with Orton again and will beat him and will move on to another feud. If Bryan was an underdog, he isn’t one anymore, especially after Night of Champions. The guy is pushed as the guy who can’t beat the odds but will win in a one-on-one fight, which is different from what we’ve gotten with SuperCena who would likely be able to fend off Orton, the Shield, and Triple H, and still go on to beat Orton in a ppv main event.
With the Big Show, we’re all just waiting for him to snap and start KOing everyone. He obviously isn’t thrilled with being forced into punching legends, and it’s only a matter of time before pride takes over and he starts fighting back.
Then, there is the Rhodes family. Dusty has one of the most recognizable voice in the business, and he put in a great promo last night before eating a KnockOut punch. Goldust’s match against Orton recently was exactly what you could expect from a longtime veteran. And all of this should lead to a big, much-deserved push for Cody. I expect to see the three of them together in some fashion in the near future, which leads me to where I’m hoping this is going for the undercard guys.
Let Bryan and Orton fight over the title, but give me WarGames. Dusty was involved with the original concept way back in the mid 80s when he was battling Ric Flair and the Horsemen, and with the recent release of the WarGames DVD set, along with a PPV called Battleground right around the corner, this could be the perfect time to bring the Match Beyond back. I realize the Cell PPV is a few weeks later, but who cares? I don’t see many getting both shows, so might as well give everyone who orders a show in October some kind of steel cage match. It’s likely a pipe dream, and I should probably just be content with the WarGames DVD, but I’d strongly consider ordering a WarGames match featuring Triple H and the Shield vs. Big Show, Goldust, Cody Rhodes and, let’s say, Dolph Ziggler, who has also had his fair share of problems with the new corporation. We should know more in the next week or two, buy my fingers are crossed for a WarGames match.