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Join Date: Mar 2009
Re: 1/28 Raw Discussion: Fallout from the Rumble
Enjoyed the PPV last night, disliked the endings of the 2 main events and the direction WWE are headed in as a result of these endings.
Rock/Cena 2 looks inevitable and there just won't be the appetite for it like there was the first time around, even among casuals imo. Johnboy winning the Rumble and going on to finish Wrestlemania standing tall over Rock really makes me feel down on the product, if it pans out that way, as it is looking to be. Same old shit, nobody truly benefits other than Cena who is as big as he is ever going to be and can only go downhill, as we are seeing with his atrocious mic work on RAW.
This also probably means HHH/Brock 2 is inevitable. Again there won't be the same appetite for that match as there was at Summerslam. They'll take a backseat to Rock/Cena and it'll probably be a good, brutal encounter but I couldn't care less if Hunter gets his win back.
I am interested in how a Punk/Taker feud could potentially go down. That's the only outlier in this seemingly formulaic RTWM. The make-up of the WHC match is also sort of up-in-the-air but that title his been downgraded so much that it's difficult to get excited for any feuds over it.
Feeling disappointed overall. This new 'motivational, inspirational' Rock just isn't the same as the coolest motherfucker around that he was in his prime. I'm not psyched for his reign like I would have been had you told me that Rock would be WWE Champion in 2013 a few years ago. I hope he can turn me round but I doubt that he will.
Hoping RAW can somewhat reinvigorate my wrestling interest but I doubt it will.