Earlier this month, multiple reports claimed that due to low ratings, WWE creative is working on a major angle for the summer. They are reportedly working on an idea as big as the 2010 Nexus angle and last summer's CM Punk angle.
In response to this report, I predicted that as a result of John Cena always being in the main event (even though he's not the WWE Champion), CM Punk (a "Paul Heyman guy") would join Paul Heyman, Brock Lesnar and various under-appreciated/disgruntled stars in a coup d'état of the WWE.
After last night's No Way Out pay-per-view, this idea likely won't come to fruition.
Instead, it looks like the CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Kane and AJ storyline will continue for a while. Even if it doesn't continue, CM Punk looked like a huge baby face last night when he was fishing for cheers and kissing the WWE title—so it doesn't look like he'll turn heel anytime soon. It also looks like Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman will be busy with Triple H up until SummerSlam.
So, what will be the big summer angle?
Will the angle revolve around Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler?
Will the angle revolve around Santino Marella and Ricardo Rodriguez?
Will the angle revolve around Brodus Clay and David Otunga? Christian and Cody Rhodes? Layla and Beth Phoenix? The tag team division? Sin Cara and Hunico? Ryback and his magnificent jabronis?
Will WWE Deliver Big Summer Angle?
I doubt it.
That leaves John Cena, Big Show, Mr. McMahon and John Laurinaitis.
You can bet on John Cena being involved in the big summer angle (if there will even be one), but who else will be involved?
Big Show will probably begin feuding with Brodus Clay. Mr. McMahon will probably leave TV for a while. As for John Laurinaitis...
Here's what I see happening. After being fired at No Way Out, John Laurinaitis returns with a vengeance.
What do you think? Can WWE deliver a big summer angle after No Way Out? What will it revolve around? When will the angle start? Will it come out of nowhere (when we least expect it) like last summer's CM Punk angle did?
Regardless of what the angle is, it needs to be big.
Share your thoughts!