How exciting, an update!
(Was contemplating writing up the Occupy RAW thing, but have, in general, ended up just ranting at people in the pub about it (please ask if you would like me to deliver it at you ;)))
So it looks like I’m staying up for WM this year, and only partially to avoid having to scroll through Brendon Burns’s tweets on Monday morning, so here is what is afoot.
Stupid 30 man battle royale thing for a big trophy!
The cast list on raw just now only included 26 faces, so four surprises, but not Hogan (who is hosting) as he’s not allowed to take a bump apparently.
Cesaro is in the pre-show tag team match (which I guess we’ll not get on tv), which is a shame as it would be just His Sort Of Thing? The sooner he gets rid of bloody Jack Swagger and gets on main events as a singles act the better. Big Show’s being bigged up for it, but really? Sheamus maybe? There’s no obvious storyline winner and so many jobbers in the line up. It should be a laugh, but clearly it’s just space filler cos they’ve only got one championship match (which we’ll return to shortly).
Cena/Bray Wyatt won’t be great (certainly not up to the recent Bryan/Wyatt PPV match), because cena’s too much of a dick to lose or turn heel, the only two fun things that could happen.
Lesnar/Undertaker will consist of everyone shouting “Christ Brock, don’t break him”, some stupidly huge hits and ‘taker winning (he is currently 1/66 with paddypower, which should really be 1/666…)
Shield/Kane & Outlaws could really actually see the shield all turn proper face, which would be, um, different and not what I’d expected two months ago, the shield split being YET ANOTHER storyline that disappeared for no reason. Roman Reigns turning face and going solo was my bet, but I think CM Punk’s leaving led to a lot of quick changes…
…speaking of which, Bryan/HHH should have been Punk/HHH apparently, although, if the Occupy Raw idea was just cooked up to cover a lack of Punk and hadn’t been there in the storyline for a while it was even more inspired. In related odds news, paddypower has Bryan long odds on to beat HHH and win the triple threat Championship match with Orton and Batista, but I’m still not sure we won’t end up with ANOTHER set of run ins and a screw job to deny Bryan again, will HHH *really* do a job twice in one night for Bryan?
Oh, and there’s a diva match that will only be any good if Stephanie joins in. Given she’s put in some stellar performances over the last few weeks on the mike, she would totally deserve it! As the sign on raw tonight says WE WANT PAIGE to make the divas any cop at all…