If anything, I hope it leads to more talk of the Golden Goose of Cena being out of eggs or HHH doesn't have the value that WWE thinks or that Hunter thinks he has. That angle was just terrible, it should have been Punk getting his win back or destroying Nash. At least they righted the wrong at Survivor Series, but the Raw number this week is probably not encouraging.
The Wee Baby Sheamus.
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The past season has been saturated with PPV's that hotshotted strange blowoffs rather than allowing certain things to cook. I don't know that diminishing the amount of PPVs would be healthy, but there's no reason whatsoever to have two PPVs two weeks apart. I'm starting to actually think they should put more faith in the brand split; it is a falsified competition, for sure, but it allows you to have the same amount of PPVs with more buildup towards them. Mark Henry could have kept pace with his story and reign, which I think is the most interesting thing on WWE TV, with spot title defenses here and there on cable, with a proper buildup of the CM Punk storyline. I dunno.
Also, reading the link, I agree with the sentiment that having complete gimmick match PPVs does diminish the effect of the said gimmick matches, but if it's the only time a year you see them I understand why they do it to garner buyrates.
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Just for the hell of it, here is how Rumble winners have faired at Mania: Jim Duggan: No title shot John Studd: No title shot Hulk Hogan: Lost to Ultimate Warrior Hulk Hogan: Defeated Sgt. Slaughter Ric Flair: Lost to Randy Savage Yokozuna: