Three Hour Tour…..
With a new three hour RAW on the horizon, I have been interested to see who the #PowersThatBe in the WWE decide to “push” and or “elevate” into the mid to upper card. As I have blogged about before the WWE needs new superstars. After watching Monday night I do not see that happening soon. The WWE needs to do something to keep the fans interested over the summer months.
With the part time status of Triple H, The Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, and The Rock combined with the suspensions of Randy Orton and Chris Jericho, added to the injuries of Mark Henry and Rey Mysterio, I was certain we would see guys like Cody Rhodes, Brodus Clay, Tensai, and even ZachRyder given more TV time. (Before anyone says Ryback and Damien Sandow, I am not talking about Smackdown which has been doing a good job of using their younger talent before they get shipped to Monday nights.)
Instead we get Michael Cole in the Main Event of the WWE’s Flagship Show. I do not get it at all. Do the fans really want to see Cena vs. Cole?? Or was this to amuse certain people in the back?
Big Show is now the #1 heel in the company and rightfully so, he did knock out John Cena twice and helped the evil Johnny Ace stay in power as the WWE GM. But why must Show continue to be a one man wrecking machine?? He needs a wing man…
Let Johnny Ace build his Army. Let him create a collection of destroyers. Why not let Tensai become heel #2. Let Tensai be the guy that crushes Santino, Clay, Ryder, Truth, and Kofi with Big Show. They could rule the RAW brand. This way ONE guy is not killing your Tag Team Champions, your US Champion, your Internet Champion, and the most kid friendly dancing machine since Too Cool.
Johnny Ace, Tensai, and Show could rule RAW and Smackdown. Then….. Brock Lesnar returns and joins the fun. Johnny Ace keeps talking about bringing legitimacy back to the WWE. Well when you have Tensai, Show, and Lesnar together I think that make a pretty awesome team of ass kickers. Let that all start at the 1,000th RAW in St. Louis. Shake the WWE to it’s core.
Make it seem like nobody can stop them. Brock can take out Triple H, Big Show and Tensai can destroy Cena and the IWC would be buzzing. The 1,000th RAW would be a huge success.
Now the key is to keep Cena and Trips off TV for a little while. Let them join forces eventually and build towards Summer Slam. Every time Cena is alone they beat him down, every time Trips is cornered they beat him down. Never let Cena and Trips work as a team until Summer Slam.
Now of course we do not want to see a three on two match at Summer Slam. Cena and Trips would need a partner. HBK is retired,CM Punk is busy with DBD, Sheamus is World Champion, so that leaves only one person left…… “The Most Electrifying Man In Sports Entertainment” The Rock.
Summer Slam 2012…. Big Show, Tensai, and Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena, Triple H, and The Rock. Imagine the buzz. Imagine the electricity. That is the money match. That is a match I would pay to see. I do not care what the finish is, hell they could even do a Bash At The Beach finish and have Cena play the role as Hulk Hogan….. That is what the fan’s still want right?? John Cena heel turn.
I am sure some of you are wondering how that one match can create new stars…. Simple. When you have a program with Hunter, Cena, Rock, and Brock who are four of the most recognizable names is the business it will create buzz, it will draw a rating, people will come out and see what is happening. The intrigue will have the fans invest into watching 180 minutes of sports entertainment on Monday night. While the loyal fans will continue to watch you will also get new fans that want to see what is so “trending”. These new fans may then gravitate to the younger talent. They may feel a connection with Cody Rhodes, Zach Ryder, Damien Sandow, Ryback, Sin Cara, etc etc…. New fans help create new buzz which in turn creates new stars.
Let’s hope that the summer of 2012 creates buzz because wrestling in general really needs it.