Hulk Hogan reportedly has a better shot at being a part of WrestleMania XXX than Sin Cara.
"The Hulkster" has been the subject of WWE rumors for months with various backstage reports noting the company's interest in bringing in the Hall of Famer for the upcoming pay-per-view. As for Sin Cara, he apparently believes that WWE has lost interest in him altogether.
Other reports provide possible insight into what will happen with Big Show and Triple H's feud, where Layla has been for the past few months and who is likely to be the next NXT prospect to get called up to the main roster.
Words seems to shift daily about Hogan. The latest report on WWE's WrestleMania plans for him doesn't include the dream match many are expecting.
Per PWInsider, via WrestlingInc.com, "More than one source has confirmed that WWE officials have discussed a Hulk Hogan and John Cena tag team for WrestleMania XXX. Cena vs. Orton has also been discussed."
In terms of what Hogan has left to give physically, it makes sense to have him in a tag team match. That isn't likely to get fans as excited as a Cena vs. Hogan bout regardless of how bad that promises to be wrestling wise.
@WRESTLEZONEcom It's only worth teaming Cena & Hogan if their opponents are Randy Orton and....The Ultimate Warrior.— TheJonOfBrien (@TheJonOfBrien) December 3, 2013
As for the other option, Cena and Randy Orton would have to be in one hell of a compelling feud to make that clash one worthy of a WrestleMania. Fans have seen Orton and Cena too many times before, in addition to seeing them battle at TLC 2013, for WWE to go back to that well.
Of course, these are just discussions at these points, a sharing of ideas that other members of WWE creative can shoot down in favor of more enticing ones.
Expect the projected WrestleMania XXX lineup to make a number of drastic transformations over the next few months.
What's next for Big Show now that he failed to win the WWE Championship at Survivor Series?
The expected showdown between him and Triple H apparently isn't on the table anymore. A report from PWInsider, via WrestlingInc.com, says that "WWE has dropped the idea of doing a Big Show vs. Triple H match and are 'forgetting' about that feud for now."
After all that buildup, it's counterproductive to just walk away from that story.
Big Show and Triple H have been butting heads since the summer. Is the climax Big Show getting distracted during his match and then losing?
With WWE making no mention of the tension between the giant and COO on Monday's Raw, that above report rings true. The Authority seems more focused on CM Punk, while Big Show has apparently stopped seeking revenge.
Triple H must have given Big Show back his house then, right?
Layla hasn't been around, leaving fans to wonder if she is injured, in WWE's doghouse or on her way out of the company. The most clarity the situation has seen comes from a recent PWMania.com report.
Word is that Layla was removed from the road due to some unknown medical issues she had to deal with. There is no concrete word on when she will be brought back. The story is that she was given time off for the medical issue that came up, and that WWE was aware of it and fine with it.
That would explain why WWE hasn't announced what has been going on with Layla. If she was injured, the company would have simply let that information go public. Her situation is seemingly more sensitive.
Layla will be a welcome addition back to the Divas division whenever she's ready.
Bo Dallas, Kalisto
The men who could possibly follow Xavier Woods' lead, going from NXT to the main roster, aren't the wrestlers many fans would expect.
Per PWInsider Elite, via WrestlingInc.com, "There's talk of bringing up more NXT stars to WWE's main roster after the first of next year. NXT Champion Bo Dallas and masked star Kalisto are expected to be called up."
Dallas is the least surprising of the two. WWE clearly has faith in Dallas. After briefly pushing him to the main roster at Royal Rumble 2013, WWE has made Dallas a focal point of NXT TV. Still, he will have the tough task of fighting through the stink of his first debut.
It will take a lot of his cocky charm to win over his critics.
As for Kalisto, he's not even on NXT TV yet. Sami Zayn has been thriving at Full Sail University, and Leo Kruger has been a developmental mainstay. Were WWE to have Kalisto shoot straight past NXT to Raw and SmackDown, it would indicate an incredible amount of confidence in him.
WWE may be looking for a new masked dynamo, though. Sin Cara could be on his way out of the company.
F4WOnline, via WrestlingInc.com, reports that Sin Cara "has been expecting to be released once his WWE contract is up and apparently he's not upset about it."
The report also states that there has been no confirmation from WWE one way or another. After sporadic appearances on TV, Sin Cara earned an upset win over Alberto Del Rio on Monday's Raw. Only it was Hunico under the mask and not the original Sin Cara, Luis Ignascio Urive Alvirde.
While Hunico was pinning Del Rio under the Sin Cara name, Alvirde was tweeting about his dinner.
Terminando de cenar comida mexicana (@ Antojitos Mexicanos AILEN) http://t.co/2MXOVhCbqU— Sin Cara WWEOfficial (@TheSinCaraWWE) December 3, 2013
WrestleZone.com piles on the bad news for Alvirde.
There has been an unhappiness with Mistico as Cara within WWE, and it established itself right from the get-go when Cara made his WWE debut. The feeling in the company is that he underachieved, did not bring his star power with him to WWE from Mexico, was too hurt too often, and carried himself backstage in WWE as a bigger star than he actually was.
Hunico's experience and success makes it easier for WWE to let Alvride go. The company can have a fresh start with the character with a wrestler they reportedly believe in more.
The Rey Mysterio vs. Sin Cara match many thought might be a possibility for WrestleMania would still be on then, just with a different captain steering the Sin Cara ship.