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Update on WWE Changing Live Events (via LordsofPain.net)
As noted earlier, WWE is thinking about doing away with the RAW and SmackDown branded live events. This has to do with the frustration of having a hard time drawing at live events labeled SmackDown.
Analysis from Seth M. Guttenplan
I am glad to see WWE finally make a push in acknowledging there is no longer a brand extension. It has been a long time since we’ve had a WWE draft. Ever since WWE superstars began appearing on both shows, the brand extension has ended.
Stephanie McMahon recently spoke about how there is no longer a split in brands, and it’s great to see WWE finally admit it.
WWE is taking the first step by making changes to its live events, but there is more to be done. There is no point in having two World titles without two brands. It is time to finally unify the WWE Championship and World Heavyweight Championship.
This can be done easily by having Dolph Ziggler cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase on the World Heavyweight champion and then winning the Rumble and WWE Championship at WrestleMania 29.
Goldberg teased a return to the ring on his Twitter earlier today. When a fan mentioned that the spear needed to be seen again, Goldberg replied, "It's coming..."
He later said that he wasn't trolling and meant what he wrote. He also stated that everyone knows his feelings about WWE, and that there was "not a chance in hell" that he would be appearing at The Royal Rumble this Sunday.
Another fan wrote, "I'm guessing this means you will never be in the WWE again?," to which Goldberg replied, "Great guess..."
Analysis from Graham "GSM" Matthews
Many people have been clamoring for Goldberg to return to WWE for years (myself included), but it doesn't seem as that will be in the cards anytime soon. I'm not exactly sure what problems Goldberg has with WWE, but he seems determined on not making a return to the company in the foreseeable future, regardless of how many people would like to see him back. However, that doesn't rule out a return to the ring altogether.
It's been heavily rumored in recent years as to whether Goldberg would make the jump over the TNA to confront Crimson, who was also experiencing a lengthy undefeated streak in 2011 and 2012. Goldberg responded to Crimson's mention of him on Impact last year through Twitter, but it ultimately led to nothing.
I wouldn't be surprised to see Goldberg wrestle for an independent show at some point, but he'll never be home until he returns to WWE.
More on Cena's RAW Promo (via LordsofPain.net)
We noted how John Cena's bad Royal Rumble promo from the end of Monday's RAW was a hot topic backstage. The feeling backstage was that Cena got lost in the middle of his promo and really didn't get his point across, whatever that point was.
Analysis from Seth M. Guttenplan
Just like those backstage, I had no idea what John Cena was talking about for the majority of his promo on Monday. He gears his character so much to the children, but as a teacher, I can tell you that he did it the wrong way. Children need things explained simply, which is exactly what Cena did not do.
For the average older fan, John Cena once again provided another reason to hate him. He went on a tangent for so long, I forgot he was even hyping Royal Rumble.
Was he trying to hype up the Royal Rumble?
If so, it was an epic fail to the highest degree.
John Cena seems to be the favorite right now to win the Rumble match, but WWE should really make a conscious effort to try to build new stars like they did last year with Sheamus.
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