Wrestling Fact or Fiction
December 26, 2013
I hope that everyone has had a happy holiday season and a Merry Christmas. It’s time to do that weekly “Fact Or Fiction” thing I love to do. The questions, except for the last one, came from 411mania.com/wrestling. The answers, on all the questions, are mine. Let’s do this.
1. You want to see a Batista return at WrestleMania 30.
FACT: I’m not really what one could call a big fan of Batista, but he’s a strong presence and he add freshness to the top of the card. Look at the potential matches: Batista versus Orton, Batista versus Punk, Batista versus Brock, etc. That’s money waiting to be made. Batista is coming back at just the right time and his presence is welcome, be it at Wrestlemania XXX, The Royal Rumble, or just as part of the WWE roster. Good move by the WWE.
2. Magnus was the wrong guy to win the “vacated” TNA Title.
FICTION: Wouldn’t have been my pick, but what the hell. He’s a fresh face and as good as anyone else. TNA screwed up by letting AJ Styles (and Jeff Jarrett) go and I could really care less right now whatever they want to do.
3. The Survivor Series buys being down 30,000 from last year was not a surprise to you.
FACT: The prices have gone up, the matches were pretty predictable and no one has any extra money to spend, due to high unemployment and the whole “Obamacare” fiasco. The WWE should be happy that they had the buyrate that they did because for the forseeable future, I would expect that all cards, except for Wrestlemania, will be having fewer viewers.
4. According to reports, the plans for Roman Reigns are, “bigger than anyone would have thought.” With that being the case, Reigns will be the man to challenge the Undertaker at WrestleMania 30.
FICTION: Reigns may be on his way to being a big name, but he’s not ready to face Taker and the “streak” yet. It’s too soon.
5. Chavo Guerrero was the right guy to win the “fired” briefcase in TNA’s Feast to Fired match.
FICTION: Chavo may not be one of the biggest names in the company, but unless he has a sweet backstage deal as an agent or a trip back to the WWE in his future, he is not someone that TNA should be cutting loose. He’s a good in ring talent, a good talker and has that whole “Guerrero” thing going on. I doubt we’ve seen the last of Chavito, but if he truly is gone from TNA, it’s their loss and a bad move.
6. The Shield has been the best tag team in wrestling for the year 2013.
FICTION: They’re good – that’s for sure, but what about The Uso’s, The Prime Time Players, The Real Americans, The Rhodes Brothers, The Wyatt Family, Punk and Bryan, 3MB, etc. There are a ton of good and potentially great tag teams in the WWE and pro wrestling in general right now and while The Shield is damn good, are they the best? Only time will tell.
7. Sin Cara (aka Mistico) should be considered one of the biggest busts in WWE history.
FICTION: This whole Sin Cara experiment has been a bust to be sure, but one of the biggest? What about Nathan Jones, Mike Adamle, Mantaur, the “new” Midnight Express, Jim Ross as a heel, the fake Razor Ramon and Diesel, Coach as a wrestler, the “Anonymous GM” for RAW, Hornswoggle as VInce’s son, etc. So many to choose from and those are just the ones that I thought of while sitting here. Sin Cara never found his stride and it was pretty much a disaster, but still, one of the biggest? Not even close.
8. Xanta Claus was a better evil Christmas character than the Christmas Creature.
FACT: Xanta Clause was better than the “Christmas Creature” – that’s true. But to be honest, they both sucked!
9. Jeff Jarrett’s resignation is a major blow to TNA.
FACT: When the founder and minority owner of the company quits, you know that things are going downhill fast. AJ Styles was the heart of the company and he’s gone. Jeff Jarrett is the founder and now he’s gone too. Methinks that there are some hard times coming for the management of TNA and unless they get a major miracle and some good investors to step in and help rebuild, their days are numbered. ‘Nuff said!
And that’s all for me. See you in 2014.