Parts Unknown Column: More Random Thoughts and Ideas

Brad Milner — Contributor — @ BylineBeat

(Panama City, Florida) John Cena made headlines when he announced on Monday he would enter a Money in the Bank Match for the first time. He will join former WWE Champions Big Show, Chris Jericho and Kane in the match, which will take place at the MITB pay-per-view July 15.

I didn’t watch Raw live this week, nor did I follow my Twitter stream, but it’s a good bet the WWE Universe decried Cena being in the match because they all think he’s going to win. Not so fast, my friend.

This match is always a wildcard and Cena can look strong while still “losing.” It makes more sense for Big Show to win and hover over the WWE champion for a few months while still being booked as an unstoppable force.

Raw revisits:
Heath Slater has been the victim of former Raw superstars the past three weeks and let me tell you, these segments, save Roddy Piper’s, have been a wrestling fans’ wet dream. You can’t say you didn’t mark out, even a little, for appearances by Big Van Vader and Sycho Sid, both of whom decimated Slater.

Vader and Sid both looked good, especially the former at age 57. Sid also was contrite and appreciative in a post-match interview on

The only problem is the new audience may not know much about these men, which is a tragedy. Do yourself a favor and Youtube these guys.

Diggin’ crazy chicks:

If you don’t think the recent weeks of AJ’s craziness is good television then you simply don’t have a heart. She has been inserted into a love quadrangle with Kane, CM Punk and Daniel Bryan. She’s playing the men against each other and her segments have been deliciously entertaining.

AJ has found her niche, but I don’t know how long she can play the “crazy chick” role. I suppose it could go on for a while and given how great her TV time has been, you have to believe ole Vince McMahon is loving it just as much.
New show:

WWE announced the creation of the new show “WWE Main Event” which will appear Wednesday’s on ION television. This one-hour show will feature superstars from Raw and SmackDown. My only question is, what the hell is ION Television?

Room for thought: has a story covering the best brawlers in history. Sadly, the Brooklyn Brawler didn’t make the cut.

My opinion of Ryback has cooled in recent weeks. I can’t say the same for Brodus Clay, David Otunga or Tensai, however. Those three can find their way to the scrapheap for all I care.

The build for the HHH-Brock Lesnar match at SummerSlam has been slow but effective. I believe the match will serve as a push for Lesnar for the remainder of his latest stint with the company.


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