This is the first edition of WWE Raw Counterpoint, we will discuss the hottest topics about Raw and through out the week news. Check it out below:
Hulk Hogan Returning
Point: The great Hulk Hogan coming back to the WWE was not only good for him, but his fans as well. Hogan built the WWE to where it is now and it must be a special feeling coming back for the 30th year anniversary of the event. Throw in the fact that this year he will be the host of it. Hogan was good here and got a strong reaction when he stepped out on the stage. Hogan is a one of a kind legend that is known by everyone.
Counter: Is there any real intrigue here? At least sustainable intrigue? Unless he ends up being able to wrestle, despite all the reports, his appearance at WrestleMania is going to be very similar to his appearances on Raw, so it is going to seem extremely watered down. If they want WrestleMania to be special, they need to keep him off TV, otherwise none of that will be special in New Orleans.
John Cena – Wyatt Family
Point: After the Wyatts costed the 11 time WWE champion in two of his past world heavyweight title matches, Cena finally had enough. He called them out on Raw and showed that he will not back down against anyone. Including the Wyatt Family. Bray and company appeared to tease the beat down that was coming to the former champion. Bray once again showed how he can be so powerful in his words, but also his leadership over Luke Harper and creepy sheep mask wearing Eric Rowan. They beat down Cena for his troubles and might have caused Cena a legit knee injury.
Counter: John Cena performs better when he has something to overcome, The Wyatt Family has given him that. If his time battling The Shield is any indication, the 3-on-1 situation will be too much for Cena, but he can handle himself when he gets somebody one-on-one. Eventually Bray Wyatt’s going to have to get in the ring one-on-one with Cena, so The Wyatt Family’s going to have to kill Cena before that night, otherwise Bray doesn’t have a chance.
Daniel Bryan Def. Kane
Point: Well my fellow wrestling fans we will not see Kane vs Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 30, however we did see it here on Raw. Bryan has the fire that we have been looking for from him and he is on fire. Every-time he comes out to the ring, it’s like someone throws gasoline on him and it is a sight with all of the YES chants from the “WWE Universe”. Bryan has one thing set in mind after his match with Kane and that is getting his hands on Triple H.
Counter: Daniel Bryan doesn’t need to wrestle Kane, he doesn’t even need to wrestle Triple H. Daniel Bryan needs to be in a match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, even more, he needs to win it. Bryan needs to be the biggest story at this year’s biggest show, and the only way for that to happen is if he wins the world title. They did a good job of making the Green Bay crowd at Raw feel like they wanted this match, but it won’t be long before the crowd realizes that.
The Undertaker Returns & To Face Brock Lesnar At WrestleMania 30
Point: Brock Lesnar wanted to make history and he damn sure will this April when he takes on the annual return of the “Dead Man”. The Undertaker came calling and had one goal in mind and that was a match against the “Beast” Brock Lesnar. From Paul Heyman’s promo to the Taker choke slammed Lesnar through the table this was a perfect ending to Monday Night Raw.
Counter: Just because this feud will be fun and exciting, doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. The Undertaker is old. Brock Lesnar wrestles a really physical style. The Undertaker has been beaten up for years. He pretty much only wrestles one match a year, and he spends the rest of that time recovering. That was one thing when his opponents were guys like Shawn Michaels, CM Punk, or even Triple H, Lesnar is legit. There is a serious chance that ‘Taker takes even more of a beating in this one than all the other matches combined. It’s scary to think that this match with Lesnar could force ‘Taker into retirement.