WWE: Make New Stars! Stop Begging Legends!

WWE and Vince McMahon are literally on their knees looking to ask one more favor from their hall of fame superstars for Wrestlemania… and it’s time that this proverbial begging ends.

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Let’s catch you up first on what has been happening that compelled me to write this post.

ProWrestlingSheet.com last week reported Vince McMahon asked Dave Bautista to make an appearance at WrestleMania 32 in Texas ….According to well-placed sources, Batista traveled to Orlando Sunday for the Royal Rumble and met with Vince backstage to hear the pitch — but McMahon wasn’t looking for “The Animal” to wrestle. Our sources say Vince instead wanted him to make a one-off appearance at the annual event. So far, Batista has refused, and just maybe that might have to due to the fact that “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2” starts filming next month. Dave Meltzer would report that it “would have been as the guest referee of Triple H versus Reigns.”

Shawn Michaels, Stone Cold Steve Austin are also being looked at as options, but what does having one of these legends really do to amplify the Wrestlemania card.

No doubt Vince McMahon and the WWE is responsible for having discovered and created these superstars within their machine. But, they have given years of blood, sweat and tears for the promotion and their fans. No matter how selfish the WWE and the IWC feel entitled to have them come back at a moment’s notice, they have earned the right to not do anything.

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When will WWE and Vince McMahon hit rock bottom (no pun intended) and finally come to grips that they need not look to the past to build a Wrestlemania card, especially when they will not wrestle for you, which is what the entitled casual fan and the IWC would want to fulfill their pipe dreams.

Guess this Wrestlemania season, I will not run out of short-term last minute desperation tactics to talk about when it comes to WWE booking their biggest event of the year.

8 weeks till Wrestlemania, tick, tick goes the clock, WWE-KOP

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Wrestlemania 32 Booking Crippled; Lucha Underground Returns

Wrestlemania 32 Booking has been crippled, and KOP explains how the off-season booking of Kevin Owens and the Wyatt Family could have helped built some new formidable foes for the likes of the Undertaker and Brock Lesnar.

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Also, Lucha Underground rises once again for season 2, Impact Wrestling plays their Jeff Hardy get written out before UK Tour card and a #1 NXT Championship contender is in limbo.

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WWE Injuries Call For Change

WWE Injuries have increased to unforeseen levels starting last October with Seth Rollins, followed by John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Cesaro, Randy Orton, Nikki Bella, Sting and Tyson Kidd.

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Now, we have learned over the last week that Sheamus, Naomi, Sasha Banks and Alberto Del Rio are also on the proverbial shelf. Doing a Google search for WWE Injuries, i found the below article and the following excerpt that perfectly relayed my sentiment…

WWE needs to seriously rethink its grueling, 300-day, sometimes-two-shows-in-a-day touring schedule. –Cageside Seats-January 8th, 2016

Meanwhile, Daniel Bryan has been cleared by two doctors, but the Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted Bryan still needs to be cleared by WWE and their doctor, Joseph Maroon, who Bryan was rumored to be seeing. According to the Observer, all reports seem to indicate WWE is still very hesitant to clear him, but Bryan is ready to return immediately if he was called upon and cleared.

WWE needs to seriously look more at involving themselves to make changes to how they use their top end talent on their house show schedule and on television. But, what will they actually do about it. -KOP

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Brock Lesnar: Beast Depreciated

Brock Lesnar has been positioned to a lower priority following the go-home-to Royal-Rumble edition of Monday Night Raw, and its a huge mistake.

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Brock Lesnar’s return on the second RAW of the year started as standard fare for the WWE’s biggest main event draw and the promotion’s most featured attraction next to the Undertaker. Keeping him around the world title is the only place he should be in at this point.

They are keeping him around the world title…right now…by having him booked in the Royal Rumble match, and then the three-way #1 contender’s match coming up at WWE Fastlane, but its the interaction with one of those opponents as well as the underlying story line that WWE is looking to sprout that gives me the biggest problem.

The way that he can be neutralized by Roman Reigns with a few spears and then the attacks by the Wyatt family trouble me. This is due to the fact, much like in the Undertaker’s case as well, that WWE failed to build any strong crowd-polarizing heels worthy to lace their boots realistically against Brock Lesnar or the Undertaker.

This leads me to bring up a bigger story about Wrestlemania this year. Some reports would like to suggest that Bray Wyatt and his family are slated to feud with Brock Lesnar and Kevin Owens is considered to be the opponent for the Dead Man this coming Wrestlemania. Unfortunately, WWE made two critical mistakes that I called out during the Wrestlemania Off-season that are now coming back to bite the promotion in a time where injuries have plagued the roster.

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Did Kevin Owens really need to lose his feud to John Cena?

Regardless of the fact that Kevin Owens was pushed to the very top of the main event card and beat Cena to become United States Champion, there was no reason that his push had to be brought down. Owens in his mid-card state now is by far as capable of a main event heel as was Seth Rollins before he went down to injury.

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Did the Brothers of Destruction have to destroy a newly -formed 4-man Wyatt Family at Survivor Series?

Vince McMahon was willing to let the Undertaker lose his Wrestlemania streak , and then start showing the Phenom show signs of weakness and age. While I could understand protecting the gimmick, what was so wrong with letting Kane take the pinfall and therefore putting over this group making their current run as unbeatable swamp thugs look even more impressive with this kind of pivotal victory.

Let me jump back to Brock Lesnar. Lesnar is being set up to be used in a ineffective Wrestlemania feud because his opponents are still beneath him, and that is no fault but that of the WWE-KOP

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WIR 01.27.16: The Rock Raises Up RAW; AJ Styles Debut Delivers

The Rock Raises the Roof off the AAA in Miami while raising the ratings for Monday Night RAW. Also, AJ Styles Debut Delivers but the IWC and its vocal fans with podcasts can’t look past his TNA record.

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Also, Ring of Honor starts up its Top Prospect Tournament, and sets up its main event of Jay Lethal vs. Adam Cole vs. Kyle O’Reilly in a three-way match for the world title for their 14th Anniversary show.  WWE sets up their own three way for the number one contendership for their world title.

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