WWE Calling Up NXT Talent to Fail During WrestleMania Season

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For some reason, NXT superstars are being brought up to the WWE main roster prematurely in the most inopportune of times: WrestleMania season. 

I’m sure the likes of Xavier Woods (although technically debuted November 18th), Alexander Rusev and most recently Emma, are thrilled to be called up after spending years at FCW and then NXT. 

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So far, Xavier Woods has been thrown into an old tag team scenario with a friendly face, his TNA Truth and Consequences partner R-Truth. Unfortunately, he has been buried in several matches with a turned heel Brodus Clay who will not be seeing any air time until either after WrestleMania or never due to being future endeavored. Then he has been placed in the endless cycle of parity booking with the likes of Fandango and Jack Swagger. Doesn’t make this double PHD look too smart. 

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No doubt, Alexander Rusev is one of those big guys that VInce and Hunter could not wait to bring up, no matter how green he still is. So far, he got in the Royal Rumble match for a cup of coffee. He was thrown out by the new IT guy Roman Reigns and then quickly forgotten seconds later after Kofi Kingston did his annual acrobatic trick to get back into the ring. Now, WWE is doing simple vignettes until his Raw or Smackdown debut. So far, there is no buzz around him, but there is still a chance to see what can become of the the Bulgarian Brute. 

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The Emma-lution has probably received the worst entrance into the WWE Universe this past Monday night, finally pulled out of the stands by Santino Marella (probably the best person to help support Emma in her debut with the crowd since he’s gotten to work with her in NXT in what was a really good mixed tag match with Fandango and Summer Rae.)

With a only a few sightings in the crowd and no help from the commentators, (it’s not the hokey pokey Lawler) Emma went out and did her dance in front of Omaha. Omaha definitely did not take to the dance like her loyal fans at Full Sail and the NXT Arena. 

I believe that the success of the Shield debut last Royal Rumble has given WWE management the impression that they can prematurely call up talent year-round. But in the case of these three, I think WWE is trying to throw them all into the deep end to sink or swim after holding on them for more than three years each in developmental.

It’s actions like this where I’m afraid the WWE Performance Center will become more of an assembly line than a place where talent can cultivate and hone their skills to become the next WWE Superstar. 

Power Play or Locker Room Statement: The CM Punk Situation 7 Days Later

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I’m not sure which way people are leaning more towards, but I’m still trying to think that CM Punks walkout last Monday was made as a stand by an un-elected locker room leader for WWE Superstars that are being held down. The same way he felt about himself when he delivered his pipebomb promo instead of pure selfishness and ego.

I would hate to think just because of one uninspiring WrestleMania XXX program with Triple H, that would be enough for him to chose to not honor the last five months of his contract.

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All I hope is Punk is only doing this more out of fatigue than anything else. This all could have been handled a lot better, and I still have hope Punk will eventually return. For now,Bryan is getting his spot in storyline, and no other up-and-comers are going to breakthrough to the WrestleMania card as long Triple H part-time favorites (New Age Outlaws, Batista, Brock Lesnar) are around for the next two months. 

P.S. If anyone really thinks that Daniel Bryan is not catching a huge break because of Punk’s absence and instead think that creative was already in the works to put him back in the main event, then I ask you to tell me how all the news reports about the re-writing of last Monday’s RAW or shuffling the WrestleMania XXX card are pure lies. Think about it.-KOP

CM Punk: Chooses Foregoing Wrestling than Being Forgotten in WrestleMania XXX Card

As soon as I got news of CM Punk not only being put in a Main Event at Wrestlemania, but leaving period , my feeling was , this is not “What’s Best For Business “

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How are you going to take away a main eventer like CM Punk , I’m asking you WWE? CM Punk has without a doubt put on some terrific matches , we can never forget The Best Vs The Beast or his epic match withThe Undertaker at Wrestlemania 29 .

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Top it all off with his 434 day title reign as The WWE Champion . I have been a CM Punk Fan for a long time and I would hate to see such talent go to waste, this is just unacceptable. WWE, make this right and put CM Punk back in the main event of Wrestlemania 30. I am after all part of the WWE universe , I am confident that there are also others like me that would agree with me .

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CM Punk is born to be a main eventer , here is the same guy who came up with ” The Pipe Bomb ” , who gives it his all each and every time that he competes in that WWE ring. Same guy who has also put together some really good rivalries with Brock , Undertake, Orton , Batista, Cena, Del Rio, The Wyatt Family (With Daniel Bryan ) , The Rock , Ryback and Paul Heyman , Chris Jericho , Kane . Whether he is a heel or face doesn’t make a difference, I could go down the list all day if I wanted to . CM Punk is simply ” What’s Best For Business ” .

If you put CM Punk to go up against Batista for The WWE World Heavyweight Championship, that match could definitely be a memorable one .

– XBOX ONE CHUCK