Originally Posted by xdoomsayerx
His top spot will be taken when Cena comes back.... and Bryan IS the reason why SS buyrates were lowest since 97
A) Those were prelim numbers and they were higher than Punk/Cena's prelim numbers from the year before when the Summer of Failure was beginning.
B) Punk/Lesnar was the main angle highlighted on the go home show of RAW right before the PPV. Does Punk smashing a camera over Lesnar's head and knocking him out ring a bell?
C) All up to SS every Punk mark here was saying Lesnar/Punk would close the show because they are the bigger match, now the prelim numbers are out and it's all on Bryan who was having his first main event push ever as opposed to Cena, Lesnar, and Punk who've been main eventers forever. How convenient.
Those are only prelim numbers. If they stay low then all should be blamed but WWE already knows more concrete numbers and have for quite a while now and yet Bryan closes not only every Raw but every Smackdown as well. That
says way more than some prelims buys do.
Originally Posted by Choke2Death
Right, which brings me to this. If Bryan/Punk couldn't main event over Cena/John freaking Laurinaitis, what are the odds that it would close the show over Brock/Taker (as well as what Cena does, probably match with HHH) or even worse, Cena/Taker?
@Sandrone: Appreciate the writing but too lazy to read through your fantasy booking of "what will probably happen". I can understand talks of the match happening but in the MAIN EVENT? Lol, forget about it. It's almost as bad as those who say some shit about Bryan and Punk redoing the Benoit/Eddie embrace to close the show. That would be embarrassing and a parody of a real heartfelt moment.
I believe Punk/Bryan will happen this year at Mania 30. It will not close the show but it will co-main event. The Vince's Champ (Austin or Cena)/HHH match will close the show. Let's not get hung up on the phrase main event. Edge/Del Rio was a co-main event 2 years ago and it OPENED the show....same with Sheamus/Bryan for the WHC last year. Both Sheamus and Del Rio were RR winners who were guaranteed the right to main event (loosely) at Mania.