WWE Rumors: CM Punk, Chris Jericho and Thursday's Top WWE Buzz
Looking at what WWE should make SummerSlam, compared to what the show actually is, it is night and day.
On the one hand, SummerSlam this year is built on one show with a bad build and two huge superstars that even the most casual fans know. WWE is banking solely on those two names to sell the show.
This is hardly groundbreaking news, as WWE so often relies on the name of a superstar or two to sell a show. Still, you can't help but wonder what would happen if the company treated this pay-per-view like a big deal by building its top matches properly.
Live and learn, I suppose. We won't waste time ignoring the small news in favor of the big stuff from the wacky world of professional wrestling.
CM Punk Ready to Be a Paul Heyman Guy Again
Question on Everybody's Mind: Will WWE put the dynamic duo together?
Our Take: WWE isn't often high on factions anymore, especially when it relates to top stars. Even Heyman only got brought back because the company needed some kind of buffer since Brock Lesnar wasn't going to be on every show.
Unless there is some grand plan to make Punk into the No. 1 heel in the company, with Heyman getting some kind of power, the move doesn't make sense. There seems to be a push in that direction, at least with Punk, so I wouldn't put anything off the table.
Punk and Heyman Trying to Work Together (Wrestling Inc)
Chris Jericho Ready to Help Dolph Ziggler
When Will Dolph Ziggler Cash In The Briefcase?
Our Take: The biggest thing Jericho can do is put Ziggler over. Ziggler needs wins as much as anything else, but he also has to look good doing it. If creative gives them time, these two can have the best match on the show.
Hype Meter: 4 out of 5 Rock Gods
Jericho leaving might actually be the best thing that has ever happened to Ziggler. Everyone knows what Ziggler can be in WWE, but we need to see evidence the company really is behind him. Since he is staying with the company, he has to be put over strong.
Chris Jericho Interview (Austin Chronicle)
Kevin Nash Was Working the Audience
Question on Everybody's Mind: Can Nash separate wrestling from reality?
Our Take: I am sure there are moments when Nash is genuine—probably when he is around his family. Whenever he is in public, it feels like a work whenever he opens his mouth. The best thing to do is not take a word he says seriously.
Nash is an interesting case study. He thinks he is a much bigger deal in wrestling history than he really is, though he was part of one of the greatest factions in the history of the business. At least he can hang his hat on that.
Kevin Nash Backtracks (Fight Club Chicago h/t NoDQ)
WWE Wants to Ruin Scooby-Doo
Question on Everybody's Mind: Will WWE completely destroy the Scooby-Doo franchise?
Our Take: Scooby-Doo is more than 40 years old, so it would take something catastrophic to bury it. I mean, we are talking something as bad as Batman & Robin with Arnold Schwarzenegger wearing furry slippers. That said, I would put nothing past WWE.
Hype Meter: 2 out of 5 Childhood Memories
Since WWE is just co-producing the movie, there are reasons to be optimistic. When WWE Studios is in complete control, that has been a recipe for disaster. Don't completely give up hope, but temper your expectations.
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