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Ask WNW: Phantasio, Batista Dropping The Title, DX/Austin

Written by Richard Gray on Nov 1, 2007 - 2:25:23 PM

I was watching WWE's "Weirdest, Strangest & Most Bizarre" video on their web site and I saw a wrestler named Phantasio. Who is the wrestler playing the character & where is he now?

The character was played by Harry Del Rios whose most recent mainstream appearance was in TNA's first-ever broadcast on June 19, 2002 where he wrestled as Del Rios. He was not used after that appearance. Following his one-time shot with TNA he returned to professional wrestling under the name Shock where he worked on the American independent wrestling circuit primarily with Memphis Wrestling. His last connection with WWE was in the January 2007 issue of WWE Magazine where he did a short interview talking about the Phantasio character. It is there where he said the idea behind the character was a combination of the Ultimate Warrior and Legion of Doom gimmicks. Del Rios is 46 years old so I would say the chances of him returning to WWE in any capacity are not very good.

I was just viewing the WNW Specials section and noticed on the “modified” Armageddon PPV Poster that Batista is not holding the World Title; do you think this is a prelude to him losing to the Undertaker at Survivor Series?

Many people will speculate that because of the modified poster Batista will be dropping the title as some wrestling NEWZ web sites are already reporting that, however, I wouldn’t go assuming too much. There is a modified Armageddon PPV poster floating around out there and I did post it in the WNW Specials section but I have no idea how authentic that poster actually is. Furthermore WWE creative does not determine match finishes until much closer to the event and they could have created the alternate poster so that they are able to go either way. At any rate, do not put your trust in images floating around on the Internet and keep an eye on the WNW Newsline for the latest.

On RAW Monday night, they are promoting a one night return of D-X and Stone Cold. I would like to see a permanent return of D-X, and a feud with Stone Cold and Santino Marella, what are the chances of this happening.

WWE is promoting it as a one night only thing for promotional reasons. There are already plans to continue the DX angle past Survivor Series so we will at least get to see a little more of Degeneration X. As for a permanent return, nothing in professional wrestling is ever permanent and all storylines eventually die out. As for a feud with Stone Cold Steve Austin and Santino Marella, I wouldn’t look for that to happen anytime soon either. The company has been teasing an Austin/Marella feud for quite some time and hopefully they will finally deliver something Monday on RAW. However, as for an actually feud, don’t hold your breath as Austin still can’t wrestle and if he could his opponent wouldn’t be Marella.

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