The ending to the WWE Battleground PPV was an insult to paying customers? NO: People need to remember this is entertainment and it is simulating a sport, not the other way around. They are trying to continue storylines on a television show. There is no specified rule that says “the main event of a PPV most have a decisive finish every time.” And honestly, we’ve seen plenty of non-finishes to end PPV’s before, so this shouldn’t surprise people. I can understand casual fans getting upset enough to ask for refunds because they suspend disbelief a lot more than the more intelligent wrestling fan. I’m not saying we need just accept what happens, but I felt the Night of Champions finish was worse because they just screwed Bryan on RAW the next night. At least with this it became obvious that WWE plans on making Hell in a Cell the definitive end for this storyline, and I for one am happy to get to the finish line already.
You are shocked that John Cena has been announced as returning to the ring at the Hell in a Cell PPV? NO: John Cena has proven time and again that when it comes to injuries he is super human. You might as well cut any recovery time he’s supposed to take and cut it in half. Nothing shocks me anymore when it comes to John Cena. I actually like this decision by WWE to have Cena wrestle Del Rio for the World Title and try to elevate SmackDown in the process, while WWE continues the Bryan storyline for the WWE Title. If Punk can hold his own in a bubble, I’m sure Cena can do it as well. I wouldn’t mind seeing a Cena vs. Bryan 2, World and WWE Title Unification match at Wrestlemania 30. Who’s with me?
Having Shawn Michaels as the referee for the Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan Hell in a Cell match has increased your interest in the match? YES: HBK is my favorite of all-time so having his name on the card is enough for me to pay the money to order this show. But having him in a referee capacity gives the main event a good feeling of unpredictability that I like. I could see things going about three different ways right now and that’s just because Shawn Michaels was added to the match. I wouldn’t feel the same way if Booker T would have been the ref.
Hulk Hogan’s departure angle on last week’s Impact Wrestling made the company look stupid? YES: What a way to kill the “heel GM” thing before it even really got started. I don’t really care who’s fault it is, this was TERRIBLE. It didn’t help anyone and made TNA look bush league. People were chanting “We Want Vince” and “We Want Vickie” I mean seriously? That tells you everything you need to know. Why in the hell would you have the PRESIDENT of your company holding onto a decrepit Hulk Hogan’s leg like a child. Hogan didn’t even act like he cared to be there at all and I hope TNA doesn’t bring him back and put themselves in a bigger hole financially. Dixie should have just said “NO Hulk you aren’t quitting on me, YOU ARE FIRED!!!” and that been it. But of course, they had to give Hogan creative control and have a stupid segment like this. The TNA talent deserve better than this crap.