World Wrestling Entertainment has produced some good Raw and SmackDown shows within the last two months. Alberto Del Rio’s ascension has been entertaining; The Miz’s run as WWE Champion has been impressive as of late and Attitude era superstars returning, such as The Rock, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and others, has generated excitement for this year’s annual event.
There are many scenarios that the Internet Wrestling Community, wrestling publications and World Wrestling Entertainment sources and insiders have come up with. Although it is fun to speculate future storylines and championship runs, one thing is for sure, though, the WWE product will go back to its mundane routine with nothing to look forward to (except the debut of Awesome Kong).
The Rock's climactic return proved to be one of the most entertaining events in recent wrestling memory. The Great One calling John Cena a “fruity pebble” was hilarious, the Brahma Bull telling Michael Cole to “know your damn role and shut your damn mouth” was superb and the general “electricity” The Rock has emitted since coming back to the WWE has been overwhelming.
The storyline between The Miz, Cena and The Rock has been compelling and has been similar to some of what the WWE put on between 1997 and 2003 – thanks to The Miz’s performance during the past four weeks and The Rock. This three-way feud makes me excited for WrestleMania (since Money in the Bank is not returning this year).
But my biggest question is: What happens after WrestleMania? Will we go back to the monotonous product the WWE has constructed for the last several years? Are we going to have the hebetudinous matches where Cena overcomes the odds?
It has been reported that The Rock is scheduled for the post-WrestleMania Raw, but obviously he will not be around on a full-time basis. Furthermore, we will most likely only see Austin following Raw on the reality series “Tough Enough.”
Of course, only time will tell what will happen in the WWE Universe. Although I am for pushing the new or younger guys, such as Daniel Bryan, Alberto Del Rio, John Morrison and Alex Riley, it is nice to witness superstars from the most riveting era in professional wrestling history.