The Issue Between Macho Man & Vince McMahon, Orton's Situation and More
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Here we go!
Will Randy Orton Ever Be the Face of WWE?
I think Randy Orton got too much success too quickly for his career.
He was the youngest world heavyweight champion the first time he won it. He was in a stable with Ric Flair and Triple H. That was then followed by a gimmick where he fought legends. Next, he morphed into the snake deal. He slithers around and pounds the mat. He's shaved his head, got a sleeve of tattoos and won the world titles a combined nine times.
He's now 32 years old. I feel like Orton hit his limit in so many ways. The evolution (no pun intended) of Orton is over. He's changed his look, his gimmick, his move set and what is left to accomplish. Usually when someone gets to this point in their careers, they're much older.
To answer your question, no, I don't think he will be the face of the WWE ever. He lacks a certain charisma that could take him to that ultimate level.
Are Wade Barrett and Bo Dallas Still in a Feud?
I think Jack Swagger's new popularity and Wade Barrett's new movie is what has pushed the Barrett and Bo Dallas feud to the side for the last few weeks.
I don't think WWE is necessarily abandoning the feud, but it has disappeared suddenly in the past few weeks.
Barrett's role in the new Hollywood film "Dead Man Down" doesn't provide WWE much space to have him look weak at all trying to put over a new guy like Dallas.
WWE could resume this feud in the next week or so, but recently it makes sense not to have this new name up from NXT go over on the guy who is supposed to look tough in a new action film.
Also, we've seen Barrett interact with Sheamus on recent WWE programs. I think this also could be where Jack Swagger's popularity comes into play. I believe that Sheamus was originally put in a lot of WWE's tentative creative plans for the World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania 29.
Once Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter got inserted in the title picture, this left Sheamus out in the open. We've seen him verbally jab with Barrett and stay involved in fights with The Shield.
So, WWE has a couple options of where they could go with Sheamus, Barrett or Dallas. I do think we'll get Sheamus in some type of team against The Shield and Barrett will continue his feud with Dallas.
What Was the Issue Between Macho Man and Vince McMahon?
The belief that there is some big issue between Randy Savage and Vince McMahon might be one of the greatest myths ever in professional wrestling.
I don't think there was an issue, or at least any more of an issue than McMahon might have had in the business arena with any other talent.
I think Macho Man would have been brought back to WWE in some capacity after McMahon purchased WCW if he had any interest. From what I've been able to gather, Savage liked performing but he also valued his privacy and being able to have a normal life. I think Savage enjoyed being financially stable and not needing to work in the business.
If there was any issue between Savage and McMahon, I think the issue was more on McMahon's side. Perhaps he made many lucrative offers to Savage and had many visions of how to use him for a comeback run like we saw with Hogan, Flair and the New World Order―all to be turned down by Savage with no interest or counter offer. Maybe this offended and angered McMahon because Savage couldn't be bought.
The fact Savage was the one legendary name from the '80s and '90s we never saw return to WWE only intensified the speculation.