John Pollock (Live Audio Wrestling, The Fight Network) joined the hosts to talk WrestleMania. The podcasting extraordinaire weighed in on a host of topics relating to WrestleMania XXIX.
The Rock's Impact on WrestleMania: "I think when you look up and down, if you were to take out The Rock from this show, I think that it loses quite a lot.
"You can certainly question a lot of the building blocks of this show but at the end of the day I think a lot of people are simply buying this because it's WrestleMania, because the Rock is on this show and to a lesser extent I think Brock Lesnar is also bringing in people.
"There was more of an interest in [Rock vs. Cena] last year and that resulted in the biggest money show in WWE history. So the rematch—some people are cold on it, I think the build has been fine—it hasn't been a home run at this point. But one that I feel that if you take The Rock out of the equation I don't really know where you necessarily could be slotting WrestleMania.
Thoughts on Triple H-Brock as a top match at WrestleMania: "Doing the rematch with Brock Lesnar, you have to ask yourself, 'Are there that many more people that are buying this show because Triple H is on this pay-per-view as opposed to people already buying for The Rock and for The Undertaker?'
"You want to be able to do the most business as you possibly can, and The Rock is representative of that. But you also have to be positioning your own talent and looking five years from now when there is no Rock and there's no Undertaker and there's no Triple H."
On a possible swerve: "It wouldn't surprise me, the WWE often will look at that and, come the day of the show, will maybe make a last-minute decision.
"I think it would be a lock that you would put The Undertaker over [CM Punk]. I think the right plan is to put the title on John Cena, and that leaves the Triple H-Brock Lesnar match which I find is not necessarily the lock that everyone thinks it is."
On the weak midcard: "There used to be this old theory that 20 percent of the card is going to generate 80 percent of the business for the show, and I think that's certainly the case when you look at this card. Really, the business is being done here on the top three matches and the fact that this is WrestleMania.
"It's great we're going to see, for instance, Chris Jericho and Fandango. If you're negative on that match—maybe people want to see Chris Jericho in a different match—is it going to turn people off of buying this show or is that match going to add any buys? Very unlikely."
Listen to The Kings of Sport podcast for more from John Pollock, including more on the Fandango character, WrestleMania's projected buyrate and the WWE's babyface problem.