The Icon 152 Posted April 24, 2006 Share Posted April 24, 2006 The future of WWE Taking a look at who will be sitting at the top of the WWE pile by Wrestlemania 23. It’s still a long way away mind as that particular event won’t be until March 2007 but here’s my views on who will still be around then. First let’s take a look at the big guns on Raw and SD. The EX Champ Dave Batista. Will he still be main eventing in 2007, yes I believe he will. Will he be a title contender or champion probably not. I can’t see Dave succeeding again as a champ in his current character & with his current abilities therefore I don’t see a second title reign in his near future. Mind you that said Dave has the kind of look WWE loves so he could be a multiple champion. HHH. Bar H3 & Steph’s marriage having difficulties I see no reason why H3 won’t still be around & dominating Raw in a year’s time. He will also be a strong contender for main eventing WM 23 possibly as a champ. Expect at least 1 more Title run in the mean time. Chris Benoit. Benoit will still be doing what he is doing now, putting stars over & main eventing with out actually winning Worlld titles, I don’t see a second title run other than a caretaker run before he retires for the crippler. Still taht aside Benoit will likely have a match at WM 23 Kane. Can WWE drag much more out of the Kane character? There’s not a whole lot more they can do with this character that wouldn’t be repetitive. I can see major changes to the Kane character & possibly even a name change (to his real name?) before WM 23. Shelton Benjamin. He will no doubt be a champion by WM 23 & probably a successful one as well, Shelton will play a big part in the future of WWE. OK maybe they won't give him a world title in the next year, still He is a big part of WWE's future I think Edge. Will he win another world title in the next 12 months? Maybe. Will he have a big match at WM 23, yes. The Divas. First Lita, barring a career ending injury (which the way she wrestles will be likely) Lita will still be around but will she ever bother wrestling again?. The same goes for Trish Stratus & probably Victoria. Stacy may not be there though. Stacy doesn’t do much these days so WWE may let her go in one of it’s cost cutting moves or she may request a leave which is looking likely. Candice will likely suffer the same fate as Christy in fact she may be released when the divas of this years diva search contest are hired. (Much like Nidia & Gail were for that matter.) Much as I like Mickie James can WWE wring a whole year out of her character? Will she wrestle at WM 23? As for the rest Randy Orton. Will still be around & could be a two or more time champ by then. Orton is destined to have a great wrestling career bar he keeps p*****g off people and gets sacked. Ric Flair will likely have an office job or will finally have retired. (Wishful thinking) Shawn Michaels will be there still doing the living legend routine but just in a semi retired way. People like Steven Richards, Val Venis & Simon Dean who are not used that much anyway are likely to be cut at some stage or other to make way for new signings. MNM I hope are actually used at WM 23, I can't see them not being around although it all depends if both are pushed if they split. Snitsky & Chris Masters I don’t see sticking around too long even Vince can see (I hope anyway) that there is little he can do with the likes of these Two. I can See Daviri around but probably with a gimmick alteration. (Maybe even a face turn after all fans accepted Sgt Slaughter as a face even after his pro Iraq heel turn.) Mark Henry. Well hi contract runs out after 10 years. Will he be re-hired? I say no. Lashley, JBL and Finlay, Expect them all to do something at the event. Undertaker. He will pin another midcarder or Main eventer. Kurt Angle. If he's fit the will be on the card. As for non WWE talent being on Raw & being there at WM 23. AJ Styles will likely be hired & just as likely be misused by then so he may be on the card. Hulk Hogan will probably be there doing something as Will Steve Austin. Chris Jericho. Jericho has said more than once that he wants to retire young & concentrate on his music which he is doing & I can see him doing just that for a while yet but I think he will play some part in wm 23. CM Punk, will never debut incidently. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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