Re: Big money cameos are shit
While Rock and Lesnar are very good in spurts for business, the business won't be able to thrive long-term if WWE keeps using them as a crutch like they've been doing. Not just them, but Taker, HHH, and Vince as well. Rock and Lesnar should come back, get some big wins, but before they're done with WWE completely, put over a young talent hugely. I think if WWE does things correctly, Rock and Lesnar can put over Ryback and Sheamus as top faces by losing to them in a big match situation. Punk's the same. The thing is Rock can lose multiple times and still put someone over with the same effectiveness as long as he gets his fair share of wins, but Lesnar's next loss, whenever it is, unless it's a streak match with Taker, should be his last loss. He should be winning all his matches because his credibility isn't reliant on an entertainment factor, but an invincible intangible, that he'd need to keep up as much as possible. Imagine him decimating HHH at WM, destroying Cena at Summerslam to get his win back on Cena and prove Cena's win was a fluke, WM next year he demolishes The Rock, then if they want they could have at SS or SVS 2014 face Taker and end his career if they want Taker to go out on a loss. If they want Taker to go out at Mania on a win, have Lesnar brutalize a (by that time face) CM Punk. Keep in mind in all these matches, he looks as good as dominant as he did in the match against Cena last year, maybe even more so. Then at Wrestlemania 31, Lesnar's last date on his contract, he ends up facing Ryback or Sheamus (preferably Ryback for someone like me), Ryback takes the full fight to Lesnar and matches him blow for blow, strength for strength, and Ryback in the end soundly defeats Lesnar and ends his reign of terror on the WWE. Ryback's the top face of the company, and that's that.
If they want to give Sheamus a rub against Lesnar, or Ryback if Sheamus faces and beats Lesnar at Mania instead, is have him in a match against Lesnar and while Lesnar soundly defeats Sheamus/Ryback, Sheamus/Ryback still gets in more shots and puts up more of a fight than any other WWE superstar to that point, though the match is still dominated for the most part by Lesnar.
As for Rock, he could easily lose against Punk at Elimination Chamber, which would put Punk over immensely, though Rock has already helped Punk quite a bit by just being in the same program. Rock will lose to Cena at Mania more than likely, and then maybe he beats Orton before WM30 to maintain his strong win-loss record to help it so when he gets defeated by Lesnar, he's giving Lesnar some extra oomph as well. He could then beat some other top guy, maybe have a third match with Cena at Summerslam or SVS 2014 where he beats him, and then the person who doesn't face Lesnar at WM31 faces Rock between Ryback and Sheamus, and beats him.
You could then build towards big Cena/Sheamus, a PPV Punk/Sheamus, and Ryback/Cena matches throughout the year, and then at WM32 or WM33 if you want to keep both guys looking ultra strong for another year, you have the big-time Ryback vs. Sheamus match. Then from there you can turn one of them into a mega-heel, have him steal a win back and have him reign over WWE until the next big face comes up.
Or preferably, Barrett, Sandow, or even Cena rises up as the top mega-heel of the company by that point, keeps the title off Ryback and Sheamus in an extremely dominant way and gets defeated by the next big face, whoever that will be by WM34 or WM35, and then solidify him as a top face by having go over the former top faces in Ryback and Sheamus, turning one or both of them heel at different times and keep the cycle going, maybe not as formulaic, but with that idea, so the needs for Rock and Lesnar aren't needed to get ratings up, but rather supplement and fill out the show if they ever come back. They wouldn't need to take the main event spot(s) either so the young guns can have it.
I'm watching you...
Last edited by The Evil Santadow; 02-08-2013 at 07:30 PM.