Originally posted by fuelinjectedHmmm ... Think about Angle's promo on Smackdown. His reasoning for hiring Heyman was that he's a very important person and important people need AGENTS.
The Rock should have his own wrestling agent now shouldn't he?
Thinking like Paul Heyman, Rock should return as a face a few weeks before Mania and do his match with Goldberg. Then in the Main Event of Angle-Lesnar, Rock does his heel turn then. How great would it be for Team Angle to be taking apart Lesnar after a ref bump, Rock rushes out ala Hogan at BATB, Team Angle clears the ring and then Rock Bottom on Lesnar! The greatest "contingency plan" of them all.
It serves many purposes. First, it allows for many more Angle-Lesnar matches in the future. Second, Lesnar and Rock can feud while Angle can continue his title run. Third, it's the biggest stage for Rock to turn heel. Fourth, it gives WWE that shot in the ass it needs for Post-WrestleMania, which historically is the worst period.
I bet if they play their cards right, they could even sell a PPV headlined by Lesnar/Goldberg against Rock/Angle.
I'm also thinking that they should probably move Los Guerreros to RAW. RAW really needs some heels for RVD and Booker to face. And with Rock & Angle as heels on Smackdown, it really takes away a lot of the Guerreros upward mobility. There's no shortage of midcard heels on Smackdown so the Guerreros should move to RAW, IMO. Eddy even has unfinished business with Austin, if they want to go that route.
Hopefully they'll realize that they've have to use the spark of Austin & Rock to get over the new stars. The casual fans will comeback for Austin & Rock but its WWE's job to give them a reason to stay after Rock goes to make a movie and Austin's time is done.
Agree with most of your points. However, I have to vehemently disagree with two points. 1) I don't want, under any circumstances, No-Sold-Berg in the WWF/E. They already have enough crybabies as it is. That, and he wouldn't agree to come back unless his match at Mania was the main event, thus destroying the Flex run-in. Instead, just have Flex make his return by making the save for Brock, then Mr. Wonderful '86 him. 2) Please don't put Los Guerreros in the toxic waste dump that is RAW. If heels are needed on RAW, turn Booker, and have him fake the spinerooni. That'll get him heel heat. All we need is a few months from now Eddy stuck in a meaningless angle and Chavo stuck on Heat.
I want you to know, I agree with everything I've just said.
Wrestling is taken a lot more seriously in Japan than it is here. Hell, many big Japanese wrestling stars like Hiroshi Hase, Atsushi Onita and The Great Sasuke have gone into politics. So I don't think wrestling would get in Tajiri's way.