Sunday, April 13, 2014

WWE RAW 4/7/2014 - Cesaro Aligns With Paul Heyman, Ditches The Real Americans

When Cesaro was presented with the "Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal" trophy by Hulk Hogan, Zeb Colter took the microphone to speak for him. Zeb bragged about himself taking Cesaro under his wing and making him a "Zeb Colter Guy." Rather than agreeing with him, Cesaro announced that he was actually a "Paul Heyman Guy" and Heyman came to the ring to speak for him.

Many in the audience supported this transition, but that doesn't guarantee that things would go smoothly. Zeb was furious about it and of course, Jack Swagger made his way to the ring and attacked Cesaro from behind. Swagger then proceeded to destroying the trophy and fighting his former tag team partner. Cesaro has officially left "The Real Americans" group and will likely feud with Swagger for some time before moving on.

The alignment with Heyman is somewhat questionable though. Brock Lesnar and Heyman have been playing the heels (bad guys) all this time and still were on this same episode of RAW. However, Heyman was treated as a face (good guy) for aligning with Cesaro who is no longer a heel. If Heyman continues to play both roles and switch back and forth as he manages both Lesnar and Cesaro, I think it is only a matter of time before Cesaro's interests do not align with Heyman or Lesnar...which could lead to a feud between them similar to CM Punk vs Brock Lesnar.

WWE RAW 4/7/2014 - Is Evolution Finally Back?

On the April 7th episode of RAW, Triple H booked a championship match for himself as the main event of the episode and vowed to end Daniel Bryan's reign.

Batista and Randy Orton would later confront Triple H backstage regarding the match. The animal was still angry about his WrestleMania 30 main event becoming a triple threat without his consent. Orton on the other hand, wanted a rematch to take back the WWE World Heavyweight Championship that he believes is rightfully his.

Instead of giving these two another shot at the championship, Triple H told them that they need to let him handle the situation first by going through with the match and ending the Daniel Bryan problem once and for all. He even said that history shows them as being stronger when they are all on the same page, most definitely referring to their days in the group known as "Evolution."

Right before the main event started, Batista and Orton came out to give Bryan a beating. It was surprising to see these two getting along after all their bickering over the past few months. They actually worked together in the triple threat match at WrestleMania 30 to heavily injure Bryan and take him out of the equation so that they can focus on their original singles match against each other. They really do believe that Bryan is the source of all their problems.

Corporate Kane then arrived to the scene and chokeslammed Bryan. Triple H then made his entrance and took his time before trying to get the referee to ring the bell and start the match. Suddenly, the Shield showed up to interrupt and get their revenge on Hunter for ordering their beatdown on SmackDown some time prior to WrestleMania. They attacked Triple H, Batista, and Randy Orton. Daniel Bryan then performed the running knee on Triple H.

The bad guys retreated and it looked as though Evolution had reformed...with Kane as Ric Flair's replacement. Now that they are on the same page and the Shield is looking to rid of the injustice of the Authority, it would make sense for WWE to cash in on a potential big feud such as Shield vs Evolution. Ric Flair recently showed up for other segments, but it's unknown whether he will play a part in this. Either way, is Evolution really back?

It's been such a long time since Batista sided with Orton. Seeing them with Triple H on the January 20th, the night of Batista's return on RAW, was so nostalgic. It was only a matter of time before they put aside their issues in favor of the return of Evolution. Whether or not they use the same name or a new one for their group, I don't really mind. The best part of it would be seeing them work together again.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

WWE: Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton, Batista in a Triple Threat Match at WrestleMania 30?

When Batista returned on January 20, 2014, he was greeted with plentiful cheers by fans in the arena. However, unlike other returning stars such as Stone Cold Steve Austin and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, this warm welcome would quickly fade when Batista won the Royal Rumble match to become the number one contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 30. Rather than celebrating the success, almost the entire audience booed Batista loudly.

Randy Orton, the current champion, has been playing the role of a villain and is supposed to be booed while Batista, the good guy, should be getting positive support from the fans. This is how it usually works in WWE. Several fans have expressed disappointment as they believe the new talent like Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, and Roman Reigns should have won the Royal Rumble to go on to WrestleMania since they are hard workers and deserve it. Randy Orton and Batista are already well-established stars.

Daniel Bryan was involved in a storyline with Orton ever since losing the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to him in a matter of seconds at the SummerSlam 2013 event and has yet to conclude the rivalry by defeating the evil Orton and taking the belts away from him. Bryan is one of the most popular rising stars in the company right now and...

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