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Is WWE.Com Once Again Hinting at What’s to Come?

It has happened before. The WWE site will have a retrospective on a wrestler who has long since been off TV. They will get a mention somewhere. And then, presto, said superstar returns to TV. Most recently this happened with RVD-he was highlighted during bits about other “Paul Heyman guys”.

Where is this leading? Right now, there is one single major angle in WWE (with apologies to the Punk/Heyman/Axel angle). Call it the Corporate Reign of Terror. Daniel Bryan has only been able to get his comeuppance by spray painting a truck – otherwise, he’s been beaten and abused at virtually every turn since the SummerSlam main event. Big Show has been turned into a 7-foot crying non-threat. Ziggler and Miz have been muted, which for those two is pretty hard to do. And of course most recently on Monday’s RAW, Cody Rhodes was “fired”.

Given how involved Cody has been over the last number of months, both with and against future WHC Damien Sandow, there really was no way anyone could have considered this a legit, non-storyline related termination. Even WWE isn’t that dumb. So you just knew this would lead into a bigger piece of the angle. And now, looking at the WWE website, they now have comments up from Dustin and Dusty about Cody’s “firing”. We all know that, were a superstar actually fired, WWE would not be giving relatives a stage to talk out about their firing. It’s all about furthering the story telling. Dusty would clearly be an advisor/mouthpiece at this point, but how would they make use of Dustin? Would be interesting to see.

Another wrinkle here is that Cody’s parting comments really pointed out what he called decades of mistreatment starting with his dad by Vince. But, at least one way this angle wraps up is with Vince on one side and Hunter/Stephanie on the other. I have to then assume that the fracture is going to be a long time coming (like, starting early next year), allowing a possible McMahon/Rhodes clash between now and then. Really very curious to see how this one plays out.

But that wasn’t the only possible hint WWE dropped. Watching how this Corporate angle is unfolding, I really expect someone not on the main roster to show up and support Daniel Bryan. I provided a few possibilities in an earlier article, but one I omitted was Stone Cold Steve Austin. And of course, WWE.COM has a piece about Austin and his take on Bryan and this angle. It could be nothing…but it could easily be WWE just laying the foundation for Austin getting involved in things. After all, in the Attitude era, who loved to harass McMahon more than Austin?

The Rhodes becoming involved in some form I call a lock. Austin? Harder to predict. He’s been pretty quiet of late, no doubt enjoying his time away from the ring. Could he be enticed to get back to WWE and play an integral role as a non-wrestling entity? I have no doubt. If Vince thinks he needs that boost, like getting The Rock back in over the past few years, then I am 100% certain Vince would do whatever it took to get Austin back even for a short run. As long as the move helps the active roster, I am all for it.

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  • Daniel Vollmer

    but having Austin there would overshadow the young guys they’re trying really hard to build.

    • JMD

      I think he could do it in a way that would work…IF he did it at all. Austin’s comments about thinking Bryan should handle it all himself makes me wonder.
      in the end, SCSA wouldn’t overshadow folks any more than HHH is. His role could be along the lines of the ECW One Night Stand appearance he did before…got a good pop, smiled, waved to the camera, but was just a part of the angle and let the wrestlers do their thing.

    • Tsall13

      No not necessarily cause he isn’t going to take any star power away by being an active in ring performer he will play the part Heyman has so greatly played these past few years and be an extra mouth piece outside of the ring for the wrestlers side that Vince hired behind Trips back… most likely though this will be the way to bring back The Rock as he has not denied being finished yet and with most expecting him not to wrestle at Mania this year it will be a huge surprise in the WWE`s favor as he is the people’s champ and said he will never fully leave again which this time he might of actually meant… and with Trips being a lock for a match at Mania only The Rock and Austin are potential players no one else can truly come to the rescue of the WWE…

    • Mrs. Ambrose

      I don’t think it will overshadow,the young guys. If HHH vs Austin happens then it will be great. It will be talked about because it be one of the main events at Wrestlemania XXX.

  • KingBack

    Austin should NOT be involved in this feud.
    I don’t wanna see Austin vs HHH at Mania.
    I wanna see Austin vs Punk and nothing else.

    • JMD

      i don’t think he would be the worst thing in the world to be involved in it (tho not my choice or even my dream).

      but they could use this angle as a way to bring austin back on tv, and have that lead to punk and austin interacting, thus setting the table.

      i do think it’s an incredible long shot….but i do still expect a face, someone not currently on tv, to come in on bryan’s side. someone who rivals HHH/Steph/Vince for authority/power…or who just doesn’t give a damn.

      Vince is probably who it ends up being, the way things seem to go. But Austin could be that guy who doesn’t give a damn.

      • KingBack

        I think HHH will turn face again at some point

  • Macho Man

    I would love to see Austin come back and fill a role as a head face representative, but whenever you here Stone Cold talk about a return he doesn’t seem to eager to come back. He seems pretty happy doing what he’s doing right know. I think Dusty Rhodes could do a great job as well but I don’t know how eager he would be to be back on the other side of the camera. I would also suggest Ric Flair as a head face representative, as he has filled the role as the co-man in charge with Vince before. Only problem with Flair is he’s a loose cannon and I don’t think anyone including Flair knows what he’s going to do when the camera’s go live! I left out Shane McMahon(who would be perfect for this role) because I don’t think there’s any chance of that happening right now, however I would love to wrong on that though.

    • Lucas Amato

      ooh meaan… Shane will fit perfectly ..

      • JMD

        i wrote about the scenarios (other than austin) earlier this week. to me, as big as rhodes was, i don’t think he’s got quite the pull. shane, while a theoretical long shot, was a prominent feature of the piece, as it is worth noting he left his post-WWE executive job about 2 months ago…..not saying the two are connected, but its not far-fetched to think that WWE creative had this storyline planned out that far in advance and Vince and Shane mended fences. stranger things have happened

        • cubfan4life

          I would love to see them be able to bring in Shane to lead the face side. But a more realistic option might me Austin. HBK and Batista could each bring an interesting element to the program as well.

  • Casaer

    maybe it could be lesnar. triple h did put his mouthpiece in a bad spot just out of spite. after NOC and heyman gets his vicious beating from punk, it will anger heyman to the point that he’ll blame the corporate reign of terror and propel brock to be a hero for once when heyman seeks revenge.

    • Lucas Amato

      Its a good idea… So its what people say right up… I Like this idea, I dont have anything against SCSA but i think he would overshadow the guys, because he is amazingly popular.. and for me, i dont wanna see The Rock again in WWE, at least for a while… So Brock being face it can be a good move… But the bad thing in this, is that WWE maybe will make Lesnar vs HHH again in WM 30 in this scenario..

      • Rene Ramirez

        Hayman even without Lesner story line Hayman an Punk get back together and blame HHH for there seperation an and join Bryan ziggler Miz Rhodes and others Hayman is the perfect guy to lead this revolution plus he has a nasty history with vince but together with HHH it won’t make sence since HHH is pulling to hurt Hayman again all the Love towards Punk show he showing something here Hayman playing a Heel/face will be a hell of diffrent during the NFL season and add Dusty and Dustin here they also have history Dusty for WCW days an Dustin when he couldn’t beat Austin and quite WWE by dropping goldust attire into the trash can.

  • jcice13

    austin would be the perfect guy for the part and if it was possible maybe one more match vs vince at mania but if he can’t do it I’d prefer flair over dusty as long as ric is toned down and not the caricature of himself. another good thing might even be dusty and ric together, but dusty alone isn’t the best option

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