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THE REACTION WHEN ORTON CASHED IN, CM PUNK IS ROCKET RACCOON?, SIN CARA SILLINESS AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2013-08-23 10:00:00
I'm sure this will seem odd but Marvel is currently casting the voice of Rocket Raccoon for Guardians of the Galaxy and in my head, all I hear is CM Punk's rants when I read the book. Any chance he will get cast?

That would be pretty awesome as Punk's attitude is certainly akin to the character's but the latest reports have actor Bradley Cooper being attached to the role. Punk would be great though.

Given all of the rumors about how much Sin Cara is disliked backstage, coupled with his lack of in-ring success in WWE, can you give any possible insight as to why he hasn't been let go and the Sin Cara gimmick given to Hunico?

No, not really. I just assume they haven't let him go because they made such a big fanfare about him when he was signed, but wow, was a letdown.

I've heard there was major heat on Sin Cara after he was forced to stop his match early with Alberto Del Rio on Monday. Firstly, is this true? and if it is how can they justify being mad at someone for getting injured? Surely there should be heat on Del Rio for continuing to attack someone with an injury that could have potentially made things worse.

It wasn't heat for getting hurt but there have been lots of guys who have worked with dislocated fingers and kept going. The fact Cara called for the match to end, a lot of the guys saw as silly. Having had a bad hand injury injury in the past, I don't see him being worried as being over the top - you don't know how bad it is until it's examined and you don't want to make it worse.

I like everyone else was excited to see Daniel Bryan win the WWE titled. It was a special moment. However, when Orton made his "big heel turn" and cashed in on Bryan after Triple H turned... was it me or did it just seem to suck the air out of the room? The crowd seemed to be so into Bryan and then Triple H and Orton screwed Bryan the crowd seemed to just be disappointed in WWE booking, rather than give Orton and Triple H true heel heat. Did WWE fail to capitalize on what could have been (and maybe still will be) their next mega star?

I was in Los Angeles when it happened. The crowd initially popped out of the excitement of the cash-in and then when Bryan was pinned, they immediately were stunned and the air was let out of the balloon. The crowd went from celebratory to, "Eh, let's go home." Leaving the facility, there was no talk amongst fans that I saw about having had seen a great show. Just talk of going home. That was eerie and scary to me, since just moments before, they were acting like it was New Year's Eve.

you might have already covered this, but when Brock Lesnar returned to the WWE, he had the Jimmy John's logo on the back of his shirt, was there a bit in his story that he was corporately sponsored, or was he honoring the remainder of a UFC contract?

He was given permission to still honor his sponsorship contracts.