Wrestling Fact or Fiction
February 20, 2014
It must be Thursday again because it’s time to do that infamous “Fact Or Fiction” thing that I like to do. As per the usual, the questions came from 411mania.com/wrestling. And the answers come from me. ‘Nuff said! Now let’s get this party started. Word to your mother… lol.
1. The WWE has done enough to make you want to buy the Elimination Chamber PPV.
FACT: Given my current financial state of affairs, I couldn’t buy the pay-per-view even if it was Ric Flair versus Harley Race versus The Disco Inferno headlining with Ivory as the guest host. That being said, if I had the money to spare, I would actually like to see this event. The Wyatts versus The Shield is definitely something I want to see, plus we have Christian and Cesaro both in the Elimination Chamber. It’s a loaded card and I wish I could see it on Sunday, but alas, that’s not to be. But the build has been okay and the card is stacked. I would like to see it if I could.
2. You like that TNA has re-invested in Samoa Joe as a main event talent.
FACT: I’m happy for Joe because he deserves the chance to be one of the top guys and he’s a helluva talent. That being said, I almost put “Fiction” for this because it’s TNA and they’re going to drop the ball and screw up Joe’s push before it’s all over. After all, that’s what they do.
3. Now that WWE has made it official, you are excited to watch the entire WWE Hall of Fame ceremony in the WWE Network.
FACT: I love things like this and I’m sure that getting to see Jake Roberts, Lita and some of the others live and uncensored is something that I’m looking forward to. Of course, that also means we get The Warrior live and uncensored, but you have to take the bad with the good so that’s okay too. I doubt that I’ll watch the ceremony as it happens live, but I’m pretty damn sure I’ll be playing the replay over and over for sure.
4. The match you are looking forward to the most at the Elimination Chamber PPV is the Wyatt Family vs. The Shield.
FICTION: The match that I’m looking forward to the most is the actual Elimination Chamber match. That’s what is selling the tickets and has the biggest aura of excitement about it. But the Wyatts versus The Shield is a very close second that I expect will end in some sort of shenanigans and be continued Monday night on RAW.
5. Judging by his injury history and the way he has been booked since his return, Rey Mysterio will not be with the WWE in 2015.
FACT: From what I read this morning, Rey’s contract is up in two months and the WWE isn’t really pushing hard to sign him back up. He’s a big merchandise mover and that might work in his favor, but the constant injuries and limited mobility definitely does not. If Rey is re-signed, I expect that he’ll be either on a limited deal similar to what Jericho and RVD are doing or else a “Legends” style deal for limited appearances. But so far as being a full-time performer, I think it’s safe to say that Rey’s days in the WWE are pretty much done.
6. TNA is rushing the Dixie Carter vs. MVP battle for control of TNA angle.
FACT: It’s been only what now – three weeks – and I’m already tired of this. TNA is bad (as is WWE) about rushing angles and leaving money laying on the table. If stretched out properly, with partnerships and double-crosses, this storyline could be huge for TNA and draw in fans and make money. But it looks as if the finish line for the MVP versus Dixie feud is just the next pay-per-view, if it even lasts that long. It’s a shame!
7. WWE is making a good choice by having past performers like Mickie James, Scotty 2 Hotty and others make appearances as guest trainers at the Performance Center.
FACT: These past performers have been there and can offer advice and pearls of wisdom to the new guys. They know what it takes to make it in the WWE and life in general and have unique perspectives and skills that the new folks can learn from. It’s definitely a plus for all involved.
8. Jeff Jarrett’s rumored promotion will not debut by the end of 2014.
FICTION: It’s only February and we have ten months to go before the end of 2014. Time is on Jarrett’s side and once the newness of the WWE Network wears off and once TNA drops the ball (again) and falters even more, the time will be right for Jarrett to come in and make his “Impact!”. I’m kind of thinking we’ll see Jarrett and friends make their move, whatever it is, come around July or August at the earliest, striking when the time is right.
And there you go. That’s it for me today. I’ll be back tomorrow with predictions for the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view and again, back on Monday with a new edition of “Tossing Salt – Worldwide News”. Have a great weekend, my friends and I’ll catch you on the flip side.