Here is some WWE news, you can use…
First, it has been reported that the lovely, yet wrestling ability depleted Diva Kelly-Kelly will return to WWE July 2nd. Kelly is in contract negotiations with WWE, and it is still unclear as to whether she is back full time or not. Kelly took some time off from the travel intensive schedule of WWE.
The mighty machine which is WWE has penned a deal with budding network ION to have a WWE television show on Wednesday night’s beginning in October of this year. The show transitions between the WWE’s established Monday show RAW, and Friday show Smackdown. In addition, the WWE will begin a regular three hour version of RAW in July. Both changes in programming will allow WWE to increase ad revenue, exposure and develop characters helping to shore up a thin television roster.
Down goes Cena…down goes Cena…
The normally adroit speaker, made a major snafu Monday night. During a promo with Chris Jericho, John Cena stated that most of the WWE’s television demographic was children. Needless to say, that did not go over to well with fans, and more importantly through the eyes of WWE, sponsors. Cena has since apologized.
Monday the members of the WWE universe learned that two of the most technically sound wrestlers in WWE will square off once again. Daniel Bryan and CM Punk will go one on one for Punk’s WWE belt at the Money in the Bank PPV. Their fight for the title at Over the Limit was an instant classic with Punk pulling out a narrow pin over Bryan, while his challenger had the champion in a submission hold.
Yet this rematch will have a stipulation.
While fans have enjoyed the wrestling aspect of the feud between these two men, who have earned semi-legendary status on the independent circuit, one of the more intriguing aspects of this story line is another wrestler well known on the independent circuit:
The petite ladies wrestler –who has yet to have an opportunity to fully showcase her in ring skills- has carved quite a niche among fans as the crazed ex-girlfriend of Daniel Bryan and the somewhat, maybe, because he digs crazy chicks gal pal of the champ CM Punk. Her character was so much of a nut, that the monster Kane told her to get away from him.
Well at the Money in the Bank PPV, AJ will serve as the special guest referee during the WWE title bout. One can expect, if done correctly, that this match could have a monumental build up leading to a possible title exchange. Yes folks…I predict Daniel Bryan will win the gold. Yes! Yes! Yes!
However, a Tweet from CM Punk this week hints at a heel turn….hmmmm…
Who’s next, asks Bill Goldberg…Brock Lesnar?
Rumor has it Goldberg, the former WWE and WCW World champion has contacted Brock Lesnar about having a rematch. After a lackluster match at Wresltemania in 2004, the two men exited WWE, with Goldberg making appearances, endorsements and occasional matches, and Lesnar earning his stripes in UFC.
Now Lesnar has a short term contract with WWE, which will have him wrestle at this year’s Summerslam and at the next Wrestlemania. Not sure how, where and if Goldberg could fit in, but this fan is intrigued, for I want to see something better than that crap they spewed in 2004.
Speaking of big Brock, it is rumored he too will attend the historic 1,000th episode of RAW on July 23rd.
Finally, the troubled WWE network may not see the light of day until 2013, if at all. Sources inside of WWE have mentioned the company is trying to decide if the network should be similar to a basic channel format like USA, or a subscription based network like HBO? The bad news is, no matter how WWE crunched the numbers, the company makes out better with deals like the one they have currently with USA and ION as opposed to creating, and running their own network.