Originally posted by JustinShapiro That said, Figure Four writes, "For whatever it's worth, with Sin Cara out of the picture with a 30-day and perhaps permanent suspension, Rey is in line for a big push as the sole remaining masked man. Champion or not, they have an angle planned for SummerSlam or the post-SummerSlam show in his hometown of San Diego."
Yeah, this was the stuff giving me pause. Maybe Cena/Del Rio/Rey? Rey wins the belt, Del Rio says he doesn't have to cash in yet because he won ANOTHER shot at the title fair and square three weeks ago. Frantically rushing to Cena/Del Rio just feels so forced.
I'd definitely go for Cena vs. Rey at Summerslam. That's a BIG match, a fresh match and a main event that would certainly give Summerslam some juice and not seem like an afterthought in the wake of the CM Punk storyline.
As far as Del Rio is concerned, he can 'call his shot' with the briefcase too --- he'll say he'll cash in at Summerslam AFTER Cena and Rey have their match. So you'll have ADR as the threat looming over Cena and Rey, since otherwise there's not a ton of tension between those two ultra-babyfaces.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
Originally posted by billnopusFWIW -- I was at the house show in Pittsburgh last night, and Orton wrestled. Seemed fine.
I was there too!!!!!!!!! I was that little kid who won Kaitlyn's dance contest. I thought Christian and Orton had a strong match by lower gear house show standards. Sheamus and Barrett had a hard hitting BATTLE as well. I also thought the attendance was pretty sad, but I think that's about what SD houses are doing on average.
Coach and Michael Cole said on Heat that this year's Rumble will have 1 minute intervals. This was done before in 95 when Vince called it "the fastest-paced Rumble ever". This change pissed off a lot of people and hasn't been used since.