Adam wilkinson



Big Name Returns May Hinder WWE

Despite a highly entertaining Royal Rumble pay-per-view and RAW episode to follow, I have grown increasingly concerned about WWE’s future.

The company’s current roster is now the strongest it has been in a very long time with the returns of Brock Lesnar, Chris Jericho, Mark Henry, Jack Swagger and The Rock as WWE Champion.

But I can’t help but notice the convenience of these returns ahead of Wrestlemania and the impending pay day they will no doubt receive solely because of this.

Where were all these men six months ago?

Yes, The Rock has put in few more hours here and there since last Wrestlemania, but I find it difficult to imagine him sticking with the company through summer blockbuster season.

And where will the rest of the current list of returnees be come that time of year as well?

My concern isn’t about WWE’s current roster however, it instead goes far deeper than that.

At the present time, bar this past Monday’s RAW, WWE has significantly lifted their game in recent months.

I for one was extremely impressed with Chris Jericho’s well kept return and the way the company has placed the spotlight on Dolph Ziggler in recent months.

However, with such an impressive roster currently at hand, where does that leave the wrestlers who have worked full time with the company non-stop, all year around?

In fact, even Ziggler himself was left off this past Monday’s RAW due to a ‘lack of time’ on the show.

Instead, significant time was given to returning Superstars like Lesnar, Henry and Swagger.

Not only was Ziggler left off the RAW card, despite main eventing recent pay-per-views and holding a current Money in the Bank briefcase, more shockingly, there are rumours surrounding CM Punk’s Wrestlemania plans as well.

As of this week, reports suggest that Punk is without a Wrestlemania storyline if The Undertaker fails to return to ring action, leaving him off the card for the time being.

A man who has only just come off the back of the sixth longest WWE Championship reign in history!

That seems somewhat odd and unjust to me.

Given, that probably won’t happen based on Punk’s current standing within the company, however the principle behind such a possibility still remains.

Despite my aforementioned concerns, we have still only just begun down the ‘Road to Wrestlemania’.

Yet as I look on the horizon of what is to come in the next couple of months, I struggle to see the ‘regular’ guys getting any more of a chance.

If the rumour mill is right, then we will soon see the returns of even more Superstars looking to force their way onto the Wrestlemania 29 card.

These include Triple H, The Undertaker and Christian.

Unfortunately, like every year, not everyone will get a spot on the usual eight match line-up.

But my concern is where this year’s Wrestlemania card will leave the likes of Dolph Ziggler, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow and Daniel Bryan.