When John Laurinaitis was written off TV almost a year ago you reported that “we hadn’t seen the last of him” and that he’d return to TV. Was his brief segment with The Rock on Smackdown right before Wrestlemania considered his return or can we still expect to see him back on TV in the future?
John Laurinaitis still works backstage for WWE and there is always a possibility about his on-screen character returning down the line. His appearance on Smackdown with The Rock showed he could be used when called upon. It’s kind of like Vince McMahon’s on-air character. While his primary job is behind-the-scenes, he can appear on television when needed. Both have responsibilities other than their on-screen roles. These are different from the storyline authority figures such as Teddy Long or Vickie Guerrero, who hold no backstage roles or responsibilities but are on-screen talent only.
With The New Age Outlaws competing at live events do you think if given an actual program on pay-per-view they could draw some good buys?
Billy Gunn and Road Dogg, known collectively as The New Age Outlaws, worked the entire WWE European tour and proved they still have it. I’m thrilled they are back with WWE, albeit in a different capacity, and they can be used if called upon. Do I think they could still draw? Absolutely but it’s the same situation I talked about above. It comes down to the opportunity and desire to use them.
Where are Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara?
Rey Mysterio had more knee problems after taking a personal leave of absence. He stated recently that he should be back in the ring soon. Sin Cara is back after suffering a concussion and was on weekend live events and worked two matches taped for TV this week. One of them aired on this week’s episode of WWE Main Event, a victory over WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett in a non-title match.
What are your thoughts on John Cena vs. Undertaker at Wrestlemania XXX?
I would like to get through SummerSlam before I even start thinking about Wrestlemania XXX. I can tell you Undertaker is a hot commodity, with many guys wanting to work with him. People close to The Rock feel he would be more inclined to work the show if it was against Undertaker at the shear fact that it would draw huge. With that being said, let’s focus on the other shows for now.
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