Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Raw Opens the Door for WWE Title Change

Last night's Raw definitely gave us all room to wonder about the WWE title picture. What we know as a fact is that it will be a John Cena vs. Triple H vs. Randy Orton match at the start. Most fans are comfortable predicting a John Cena or Triple H title win. Triple H seems to make sense after all he's been through. John Cena is the flagship star and highly popular with many fans of the WWE. However, Mr. Kennedy and JBL have now thrown a monkey wrench into the title picture, or given us some more room to speculate.

Kennedy approached Randy Orton backstage and tossed out the possibility that if he wins Money in the Bank, he will be cashing it in at WM24. So it's entirely possible we see Triple H or Cena winning the belt, only for Kennedy to come to the ring out of nowhere, smash a briefcase across their back, and collect the title. It's happened before by Edge several times, so don't rule it out at the big event.

We also got the news many had been speculating for some time; that Hornswoggle isn't truly Vince McMahon's son. This means that Vince and the fans have been put through the skits week in and week out at the hands of some prankster. Was it Finlay? JBL? One of the other McMahons? Triple H? Someone's behind it all, and possibly that is unveiled to us come Wrestlemania 24. It may even play into the title picture. Imagine if indeed Triple H or Mr. Kennedy are Vince's son, how that will make the event even more dramatic or full of surprise.

Many fans had predicted a Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair WM24 match up, which we now know is going down at the big event. What we can speculate on now is, will HBK be the man to defeat Flair? It would be a "passing of the torch" move, but HBK hasn't won nearly as many title as Flair. It still makes more sense for Flair to win and gracefully retire, rather than go out in defeat.

Returning star DH Smith looked to be in the WWE doghouse last night. It was almost as if WWE was sending a quiet yet violent message that those suspended for Wellness policy violations are going to be publicly humiliated. Smith received a complete beatdown and a very quick loss in a match to Umaga. Message sent.

We also got a glimpse of WWE Diva Maria Kanellis, decked out in her Playboy logo black skirt, plus a behind the scenes look at her Playboy photo shoot. Maria even says she designed part of her "wardrobe" for the photos, leaving fans to wonder if the article of clothing is a hat, scarf or belt.

WWE Diva Maria's Playboy issue will hit newstands on March 7, 2008, and Wrestlemania will hit March 30th, 2008 on Pay Per View, live from the Citrus Bowl.

View a complete recap of the February 25th episode of Raw!

Check out info about Wrestlemania 24 here.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

regardless of the open door...hhh or cena?

How about neither.

There's nothing new under the WWE sun.

February 26, 2008 at 5:21 PM  

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