ENTERTAINMENT news: WrestleMania 29 Plans, new/cancelled TV shows

WrestleMania29LogoRumor ’round the net has it that there are some interesting things in store for WWE’s “Show of Shows,” WrestleMania 29.  Initial reports suggested that WWE Champion CM Punk would meet Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at the Royal Rumble and subsequently drop the Championship.  This would then lead to a hot feud between Punk-Rock and a main event rematch at ‘Mania.

Current word has Punk retaining against The Rock at the Royal Rumble and moving into a different high-profile feud.  By the time WrestleMania rolls around, Punk will have reigned as champion for over 500 days, thus creating a high-stakes a “Streak vs. Streak” match between CM Punk and the undefeated (at WrestleMania) Undertaker (20-0).

Punk’s current feud with newcomer Ryback is expected to fizzle and Ryback is speculated to move into a feud with the Big Show for the World Heavyweight Championship that will culminate at WrestleMania 29.

On a side note, there have been rumblings about transitioning WWE Diva AJ Lee to a full-time wrestling role so she can challenge Eve Torres for the Diva’s Championship at WrestleMania.  It would be the first time the championship has been contested at WrestleMania, which emanates from Lee’s hometown.  If WWE wants to push AJ to the stars, WrestleMania would be the launching pad – I can’t recall a woman ever winning the championship in her hometown on the grandest stage of them all.

Assuming these rumors are true, there are three major wild cards left standing in the cold – John Cena, The Rock, and Brock Lesnar.  Knowing WWE, they could become a triple threat match, or WWE could opt for a “Twice in a Lifetime” match between The Rock and John Cena.  Either way, these “plans” are purely speculation, but we can expect our WWE Champion to interact with either “The Great One” or “The Phenom.”

Other ENTERTAINMENT news – television: 

The CW has pulled the plug on Emily Owens, M.D. after the fledgling drama flatlined in the ratings.

MTV, to fill the void created by the cancellation of Jersey Shore, is going to debut a new reality-tv show on Thursday nights called Buckwild.  The show will follow nine young adults in small-town West Virginia as they live by the motto “whatever happens, happens.”  The new series debuts January 3.

CBS has ordered a straight-to-series drama titled Under the Dome, based on Stephen King’s novel with the same title.  The show is expected in Summer 2013.

Well, for now that’s a wrap!