WWE Rumors: John Cena, Randy Orton, Chris Jericho and Tuesday's Top WWE News

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJanuary 17, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 20:  WWE Superstar John Cena throws the ceremonial first pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers as they play the Chicago Cubs on August 20, 2009 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jacob de Golish/Getty Images)
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The Royal Rumble finally got some build on Raw last night. The not-so-much anticipated match between John Cena and Kane was made official, and John Laurinaitis gave away the end of the WWE championship match between CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler. 

It is shaping up to be an interesting pay-per-view, and since it is the start of the Road to WrestleMania it will likely be an entertaining show. 

Before we get to that, we have to talk about news and rumors from WWE, including updates on two former stars who may or may not be looking to return. 


ST. PETERSBURG - OCTOBER 04:  Celebrity John Cena takes in Game Four of the American League Division Series  between of the Tampa Bay Rays and the Texas Rangers at Tropicana Field on October 4, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Im
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So, Cena beats the crap out of Jack Swagger last night and the whispers about a heel turn get a little louder. It's sad, because we all know that it is not going to happen. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Why isn't Cena going to turn heel?

Our Take: I could talk finances and house show attendance, but it can really be summed up in just one word: Fear. WWE is afraid of turning Cena heel because when Austin turned in 2001, business tanked. The company isn't making as much money today as it was then, but Cena is the only big draw.

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Rumors That Don't Die

Until Cena actually turns, the talk is going to stay alive. It's annoying, sure, but it does give all of the Internet fans something to debate. 

Deeper Dive

Latest News On A Heel Turn For John Cena (B/R)

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 11:  Actor Chris Jericho poses at the Crown Royal suite at the ESPY Style Studio at the Mondrian Hotel on July 11, 2006 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Chad Buchanan/Getty Images for Crown Royal)
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Looking at this year's roster for the Rumble, I am struck by just how few potential winners there could be. The only two names that make sense this year are Orton and Jericho, with everyone else being along for the ride. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Who will win?

Our Take: With the event being held in Orton's backyard of St. Louis, he would be an obvious choice. Since he has already won this match once, I am going to go with Jericho. We know he is going to get a big push, so what better way to kick it off then having him win the main event of his first PPV. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Electric Jackets

Jericho's heel turn got kicked into overdrive on Raw last night, he is going to do great work on the microphone when he does return and a big match at WrestleMania against CM Punk will be great entertainment for the fans. 

Deeper Dive

Will WrestleMania Be A Success With CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho? (B/R)

Updates On Plans For Royal Rumble (Wrestle Zone)



Kurt Angle, WWE Smackdown Superstar during 'See No Evil' Premiere - Arrivals in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by J.Sciulli/WireImage for LIONSGATE)
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There is no denying that Angle is one of the best wrestlers of the last decade, but he is also certifiably insane. That is why whenever he speaks, it is best to just not listen to a lot of what he says. Take for instance, the mixed signals he sent out on Twitter. 

First Angle Tweet Denying He Wants Back In WWE...

...And Another One That Changes Everything

Question on Everybody's Mind: So JR is going to TNA?

Our Take: That ain't happening, so the only way that Angle will get his way is if he goes back to WWE. It's not going to happen soon, but I would be surprised if he didn't do something with the company shortly before his career is over. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Glasses of Milk

Whether it is wrestling or talking, Angle is as entertaining as anyone in the business today. He is going to say so many things, and most of it is garbage, but it is fun. 

Deeper Dive

10 UFC and MMA Stars Who Can Transition To WWE (B/R)



Speaking of comebacks that may or may not be happening, JBL posted a message to fans asking him about his future. Here is what he had to say on Facebook.

Question on Everybody's Mind: Did JBL just bury the roster?

Our Take: He did, and good for him. At least he is aware that almost everyone else in the company has been made to look terrible and shoves it right in the face of the fans. 

Hype Meter: 4 out of 5 Clotheslines of Doom

While I have no interest in seeing JBL wrestle again, I wouldn't mind seeing him come back as a manager or some kind of character where he talks a lot. He was always very good at doing that, and WWE needs all the help it can get in that area right away. 

Deeper Dive

The Royal Rumble Is The Epic Opening Leg To WrestleMania (B/R)


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