WWE Rumors: John Cena, Chris Jericho, Daniel Bryan and Thursday's Top WWE Buzz

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistJuly 19, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: John Cena attends a press conference to announce that MetLife Stadium will host WWE Wrestlemania 29 in 2013 at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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Building matches in WWE is the key to everything. The WWE Championship Match on Raw this Monday is not getting a great build, but at least there is one week to let the audience stew about what could happen. 

The direction they go with the CM Punk and John Cena match is going to be a great moment or a complete waste of time; there is no in-between. 

If there is a great match with a strong finish, fans will take that with them forever. If there is a strong match with a bogus finish, which has become WWE's specialty, everything that came before it will mean nothing. 

Since we love to present strong news with a great finish, we hope that you remember these notes forever. 



In what has to feel like a relief for Cena, the WWE superstar and his ex-wife were reportedly able to reach an agreement on a divorce settlement in an amicable way. Now if he can just figure out how to make the fans love him, he will be all set. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: What will this do for John Cena, WWE Superstar?

Our Take: While it will likely not have a direct impact on the way WWE presents him, psychologically this just has to be a huge weight off his mind. If you are expecting to go through a long, bitter divorce and get out relatively unscathed, that has to feel good. At least as good as the end of a divorce can feel. 

Hype Meter: 4 out of 5 Five-Knuckle Shuffles

Since we are primarily focused on wrestling here, we can go back to thinking about what will happen between CM Punk and Cena on Raw. All signs seem to point to a Cena win, though I can easily see some kind of interference screwing everything up, since WWE loves to do that. 

Deeper Dive

John Cena Makes Peace In Divorce War (TMZ)



While we can already surmise what the top matches at SummerSlam will be--CM Punk vs. John Cena, Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H, Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler--there is reportedly another match under consideration involving Chris Jericho and Daniel Bryan. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: How great would that match be?

Our Take: If WWE just gives Jericho and Bryan 15 minutes to work, with no gimmicks involving A.J., it could easily end up being the best match of the show. Bryan and Jericho have shown great chemistry in the few instances they have been in the ring together, and SummerSlam would be a terrific showcase for that match. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 YES! Locks

Bryan and Jericho had a terrific match on NXT two years ago, when that show was still relevant and WWE tried to pass Bryan off as a rookie. That one only lasted seven minutes, so adding more time to that match would make it one of the best WWE bouts of the year. Here's hoping this is the direction WWE goes. 

Deeper Dive

Rumored SummerSlam Card (Wrestling Observer h/t Wrestling Inc)



In the time since we last talked about Matt  Morgan, there hasn't been a lot of updates on the situation. All of that changed in a big way on Wednesday night, as the former TNA star was asked on Twitter what he had been up to and he responded by posting a picture of "dynamite" with the word "tock" on the detonation timer. 

“@MikeLane_18: @Tnamattmorgan hey man since you been off of tna what all have you been doing? Ur gonna KILL in WWE!" twitter.com/Tnamattmorgan/…

— Matt Morgan (@Tnamattmorgan) July 18, 2012

Question on Everybody's Mind: When is Morgan coming to WWE?

Our Take: With Vince McMahon, you never know. He is going to wait until the last possible second to bring someone in, just to make the audience insane. At least that's what he does with big stars. With someone like Morgan, he might just have him show up on SmackDown next week for no good reason. 

Hype Meter: 3 out of 5 WWE Bombshells

Okay, Morgan isn't exactly a bombshell. He is more like that firecracker that you have to light a few times just to get the wick down enough for it to provide the slightest pop. Perhaps WWE has some grand plan for him. 

Deeper Dive

How TNA Can Compete With WWE (B/R)



Never one to wait until the very last minute to tell the audience what is going on, Jim Ross revealed on Wednesday that he will be in St. Louis to help celebrate the 1,000th episode of Raw on Monday night. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: How will Vinny Mac use him?

Our Take: I would love to tell you that I think JR will announce the show. I would love to say that I think he will be given a great moment to remember for a long time. But Vince McMahon loves to humiliate Ross whenever he can, so I expect the worst possible use of him. I hope it doesn't happen, but we have seen this act play out before. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Cowboy Hats

Ross is still the best announcer WWE has. He is relegated to calling NXT now, but he is so good and passionate that it makes everyone look better than they really are. Here's hoping Ross gets a signature moment that is actually positive, because he certainly deserves it. 

Deeper Dive

JR Announces Raw Appearance (NoDQ)


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