The List Shop: Five Feuds The WWE Should Consider
Hey guys welcome back to the list shop. It feels good to dust off the old store after a long break.
Today lets look at some feuds the WWE should consider for the coming year. There are so many possibilities for the WWE it's ridiculous. There is no excuse for them not to provide us with fresh programming.
This is not a top five list for a reason. That being there are simply to many potential feuds out there to really name the best five. This is more a list of feuds that WWE should consider because of the importance they could carry.
I wanted five fueds that would be both entertaining and ultimately very important in the grand scheme of things down the road.
On that note I have tried to avoid using any established stars against other established stars. Like John Cena vs. Undertaker. Or Rey Mysterio vs. Chris Jericho. This is about building the future.
1. Ted DiBiase vs. The Undertaker
You've probably heard about it. WWE has considered Ted DiBiase as the man who will ultimately end Undertakers Wrestlemania winning streak. The story being Ted Sr. brought Taker in so Ted Jr. takes him out.
I actually like the idea behind this thinking. I am very hopeful that WWE will pursue this storyline in some capacity but I don't know if I would necessarily end Takers streak with it. It would be huge for Ted but maybe not entirely necessary.
Ted DiBiase is slowly starting to show signs that he could be a major player down the road one day. His singles skills are far more advanced than Cody Rhodes and he is beginning to exude the same charisma Orton carry's with him.
Ultimately, Cody will be put in a position where he has to take the ball and run with it. Theres no one better to teach him how than the Undertaker.
In addition to passing the torch to Ted, I would love how this feud would bring both Undertakers career and the DiBiase legacy full circle.
Undertaker would work with the son of the man who played a large part in Undertaker being with the WWE. And Ted Jr. much like his father will play a large part in Taker's career.
By retiring him.
Of course it doesn't just end at the story. I believe Ted has the goods to keep up in the ring for solid matches with the Deadman. And if he can do just that he stands to learn a lot from the phenom.
Of course with Taker's career possibly on a lifeline time may be running short for WWE to pull the trigger on this one.
Hopefully, within a year we will see these two locking horns. I wouldn't mind seeing them in a career threatening match next year at Wrestlemania or Summerslam with Ted emerging victorious.
2. John Cena vs. CM Punk
There is no doubt that the face of the WWE is John Cena. Vince McMahon's golden boy himself has established himself as this generations defining superstar.
But his position at the top is becoming awful lonely and slowly but surely other stars are emerging to join John Cena in the upper echelon. Like Randy Orton for instance who has established himself as the company's top heel.
But being top face never seems to be an exclusive property and with WWE going PG Cena may soon be joined by another up and coming megastar. CM Punk.
If Cena is the measuring stick for this generation then it makes sense that any superstar measuring their mettle in the main event scene would eventually cross paths with him.
And with WWE seemingly putting more and more faith in Punk then these two could very well be on a crash collision course.
A feud with these two would be a great way to both elevate CM Punk and put another young new star at the top. One that WWE can be assured fits in the PG mold.
Of course, ultimately to make this fued go to the next level one of these men will have to turn heel further down the road.
Either one could pull it off, but I think Punk would be better at this point because it would show another side to his character that WWE fans haven't seen yet.
Plus, I feel the clash of styles could work in this instance. Cena's a ground and pounder while Punk has his mixed martial arts, but something tells me it would just work.
3. Shawn Michaels vs. John Morrison
Now this is a feud I have been wanting to see for a while. It's also a match that I put in my Wrestlemania 26 article a while back.
John Morrison has drawn numerable comparisons to a young heel HBK in his short career. And for good reason, because the similarities are striking.
The look, the decent if not entirely stellar mic skills, the cockiness, the ring style. Morrison is essentially the HBK of the 21'st century.
Morrison may now be turning face, but honestly he still has long way to go before he is a credible main eventer, even though he has tasted World (ECW) Title gold before.
One way for Morrison to take a huge step towards being a megastar is to pull himself out of HBK's shadow and become the only John Morrison. The best way to do that is to feud and ultimately defeat HBK.
The promos would be great, the matches would be great, the feud in general would be great. Just imagining a series of matches between these two is already making my mouth drool.
Please, WWE, feud these two. One day HBK will step down and Morrison will step up, and that day will definitely be sooner than later. Let HBK pass the torch.
4. MVP vs. Mr. Kennedy
Every once in a while there come along two stars that seem to mirror or follow each others career in the WWE. Rock/Austin, HBK/Hart, Hogan/Warrior, are just a few.
The two young stars that immediately come to mind when I think of this today are MVP and Mr. Kennedy.
To say these two men have mirrored each other so far would actually be an understatement as their paths always somehow seem to cross.
The both feuded with the brothers of destruction (together). They both seem to get pushes or de-pushes at roughly the same time. Hell, Kennedy even had a small hand in MVP's face turn this year.
Whether by fate or coincidence these two even suddenly find themselves on the same brand once again on Raw. It only makes sense then that these two paths will cross once again.
But this time in a full-fledged feud.
This is one of those rare cases where both men have seemingly been on the threshold of the main event scene several times already in their young career. However, both for various reasons (sometimes beyond their control) have fallen off.
A feud between these two athletes will play a two way purpose. One, if done right and done, well it would be a way for both men to elevate each other.
And two, it might finally decide who is better suited for the immediate push.
This would definitely be an entertaining feud.
5. Evan Bourne vs. Chris Jericho
Screw Mysterio/Jericho. When I thought about it, now I want Bourne to face Jericho.
Not only is Bourne just as good if not better than a young Rey Mysterio, but he has lot more years ahead of him than the masked high flyer from mexico.
Plus it's somewhat like irony. In a way Evan Bourne is part of the next step of the evolution of pro wrestling.
When HBK rose to stardom he was at the head of a wave of smaller wrestlers who rose to stardom.
The same could be said for Chris Jericho, who along with guys like Eddie Guerrero and Kurt Angle reinvigorated the smaller ranks of wrestlers who rose to the top.
And like Jericho looked up to HBK, now Bourne is a new wave of even smaller wrestlers and I am sure one of the wrestlers he looks up to is none other than Chris Jericho.
Much like John Morrison/HBK the idea of matches between these two makes me drool. But where Morrison/HBK might be a little slower and deliberate (in a good way), Bourne/Jericho would probably be 10-15 minutes of pure adrenaline.
Having Bourne fued with such a huge heel would only cement his popularity and skyrocket him into the main event scene.
If WWE wants to truly test how far Bourne will go there is no better measuring stick than Chris Jericho.
There you have it guys. These are five feuds that I think the WWE should consider down the road to help make WWE more exciting and to build new stars.
Guys like Bourne, Punk, Morrison, MVP, and Mr Kennedy and the future.
It's time to build the future and I think these five feuds would definitely do the trick.
I hope you guys agree and I hope we all get the pleasure of viewing most if not all of these feuds in the next couple of years.
Well that's closing time guys. I'll be at my office in a few days if you want to come talk. I'll catch ya'll later.
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