I was kind of hoping that The Animal would show some of the charisma that's been missing from his return to WWE. But no, still just Big Dave. Drax looks like he kicks all kinds of ass, though. And doesn't get winded - even in space!
"As far as CM Punk is concerned, one of our performers is taking a sabbatical, let's just put it that way."During the recent WWE investors conference call, multiple web sources are reporting that Vince pre-empted questions on his absent Superstar with this statement. Expect more analysis of this shortly, whether you want it or not.
In addition, John Cena, Shawn Michaels, and the New Age Outlaws are being advertised as appearing on the Feb. 27, 2014, live special on WWE Network. That's without even mentioning the wrestling we'll be treated to: Cesaro vs. Sami Zayn in a 2-out-of-3 falls match, Paige vs. Emma for the NXT women's championship, and Bo Dallas vs. Adrian Neville for the NXT title in a ladder match. Hot damn, this is going to be great.
Legendary wrestling journalist Bill Apter pens an article for WWE.com pushing Sting's story entitled "Behind the paint of sports entertainment icon Sting". Perhaps we're being buttered up for a big debut on WWE TV soon?
The next season of Total Divas will premiere on Sun., March 16, 2014, on the E! channel. You're like, so super excited now, right? Especially with Summer Rae in the cast slapping the hell out of Natalya, right? RIGHT?!?!? #GirlBye
It started off as a shoot, it will turn into a work. CM Punk will reappear for WrestleMania 30. Mark my words - that's my prediction.Steve Austin to Jim Ross, talking CM Punk on the premier of JR's new podcast, The Ross Report.
Is the WWE still teasing the long-rumored Sting vs Undertaker match at WrestleMania?
Maybe. Maybe not. Although posting articles on the company website that feature the two side-by-side won't do anything to quiet the rumblings among fans who have been discussing this marquee match-up for years on end.
There is currently an article on WWE.com entitled Obscure action figures you never knew existed! from a couple of days ago.
On the surface it seems like a throwaway fluff piece meant to generate some clicks and fill some pixels while the company gets a coherent game plan in place for the WrestleMania 30 build.
Deeper than that, however, you can't help but notice the pairing of Sting and the Undertaker on the main photo of the article. Does it mean anything? Probably not, but that won't stop the speculation that maybe, just maybe the match could still happen somewhere down the road.
Thoughts Cagesiders? Is it WWE subliminally planting the seeds for the inevitable feud or is it just a coincidence (in a business where everything -- even web articles -- are a work)?