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More on WWE Keeping John Cena Off RAW This Week, How Punk vs. HHH Is Seen Backstage

– John Cena was kept off Monday’s RAW due to the swelling in his eye. The feeling was that they needed to give him a week off so the eye wouldn’t look bad on TV. The injury was described as a situation where Cena just caught a fingernail to the eye in the live event match with Randy Orton. There was some concern that his cornea might have been scratched but that wasn’t the case. The idea was to keep Cena off TV so they wouldn’t have to do a close-up on camera of his face or anything like that.

– While CM Punk may feel that a match with Triple H at WrestleMania XXX is a step down, that is not how it’s seen backstage among his co-workers. Most of the WWE talents see a WrestleMania match with Triple H as being a very big deal.

Source: PWInsider

  • Half-Evil D

    Teddy Hart has burned a lot of bridges, despite never being a star, and this was one of them. He did multiple moves that had not been part of the match, putting others at risk in doing so, just to try and make himself look better. Read the true account of the “fight” between Punk and Hart, and you’ll realize it’s just another case of Hart falsely promoting himself.

  • Half-Evil D

    Which he did when he stated that Bryan should be in the WMXXX main event, since he has undoubtedly been the biggest star over the past year.

  • Half-Evil D

    Very true, and rumor has it that if they do put the world title on Bryan, they plan on portraying him as a Rey Mysterio-type of champion, who got slaughtered week after week, barely surviving one beatdown after another. Pathetic on HHH’s part, isn’t it?

  • Half-Evil D

    Punk has achieved heights in the WWE that many backstage haven’t, so of course they’re going to think a match against HHH is a big deal. For Punk though, it’s a steep decline for him, especially after having the best match of last year’s WrestleMania against the Undertaker.

    HHH is a semi-retired, incredibly over-rated wrestler who needs to start doing his current job properly, as the product has more of a “dying days of WCW” feel to it since he took charge after last year’s show. His ego just won’t allow him to stay off of the biggest PPV of the year, once again taking up a slot from someone far more deserving. Sadly, it appears, at the moment, that Bryan will be HHH’s opponent, and no one in the back believes HHH will put Bryan over. If that is what happens, the fans may well riot this time, and rightfully so.

  • David Nadel

    You make great points EXCEPT FOR ONE THING! Jericho last year put over Fandango at Wrestlemania. He’s put over more talent, including putting over CM Punk then any other part timer or guy over 40. More so than even HBK. The others I agree with you on different levels. But leave Jericho off that list.

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    HHH is a punk (no pun intended), who never had either Bryan, Ziggler or Punks talent even in his prime.

    He was never a top guy, only reason he got where he did was down to politics and marrying into the family, he’s just bitter that these guys nowadays are more over and talented than he ever was which is why he continues to bury talent

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    CM Punk will never be at the level HHH was when HHH was in his prime. Sorry the guy held the WWE title for over a year and still didn’t get way more over then HHH was in his prime. Oh for those who don’t think HHH can still go in the ring may I remind you that HHH is in the best shape of his life. But I also can see HHH not wrestling period at Wrestlmania unless it with somebody very good but with Punk gone I can see HHH taking a back seat this year Wrestlmania.

  • oppa

    That is true. But he also has a reputation of being moody, a complainer, and for treating both fans and co workers like they are dirt. Supposedly that’s why Teddy Hart beat him up years ago in TNA. He can be a really great friend and very generous when he wants to. But he can also be very selfish and unappreciative of what other people go through.

  • oppa

    For someone who gets so mad when other people mess up in the ring, Randy Orton seems to injure people a lot.

  • SheikyBaby

    Funny because in terms of star power Punk is far below HHH. But ofcourse Punk doesn’t see it that way. He thinks he’s in league with Austin, Rock, Hogan, etc. Poor delusional idiot.

  • HHH has no business in the ring anymore. He’s the companies COO for christ sake, not just in storyline, but in real life. He has no business wrestling if he’s in that position, it’s called a conflict of interest. And he certainly has no place taking up a match spot at WM year after year. I love Taker, but he should have retired after 20-0. They’re dragging it out to ridiculous lengths now, and that is that. Guys like Taker, Jericho, HHH, Rock, they should not be taking up precious WM matches from other stars who really deserve the spotlight. There was a time when WWF actually pushed “new” wrestlers into those top spots. There was a time when they put guys like Bret Hart, Yokozuna, HBK, Undertaker, Steve Austin, The Rock, Eddie Guerrero, etc. into those WM main events and so forth. When they were still fairly young and on the RISE. Now it’s getting back to the kind of era where Hogan was in the main event almost every WM, for years. And that’s not a good thing.

    If you want to stay relevant as a company, and hold the interest of the fans, you HAVE to push new stars, and let them have the spotlight. Keeping it for just a handful of older, already established wrestlers, is exactly why WCW failed.

  • No, NOT according to Punk. He would never say that, and in fact has a reputation of going to bat for other guys in the back, of publicly arguing that other young wrestlers should be pushed more. You really might want to re-assess your image of the guy…

  • Kristopher Robinson

    According to Punk….

  • Kristopher Robinson

    I have to disagree. Brock Lesnar is nowhere near a better match than Triple H.

  • Yo Ho

    . . . especially at this point in HHH’s career.

  • Demandred

    Most of the WWE talents are far below Punk though, lol.

    It’s all relative.

  • Yo

    his SummerSlam match should not be better then his potential WrestleMania match and facing Brock Lesnar is definitely a bigger match than facing Triple H