What’s the reason behind Big Show replacing Tensai and why the name change?
Producers and writers in WWE started to become concerned after Tensai failed to get over after multiple opportunities. The company had high hopes for him but it hasn’t worked to this point. The name change is part of an effort to makeover the character, perhaps as a mid-carder rather than an upper level superstar. I have more on his downgrade at this link
What’s next for Dolph Ziggler?
I’ve heard a lot of rumors about Dolph Ziggler being moved to Smackdown to be pushed in singles competition. Earlier this month, Ziggler met with Triple H and John Laurinaitis in regards to his character and while he was initially blown off, things are changing.
Whatever happened to Tough Enough winner Andy Leavine?
Andy Leavine had heat right out of the gate when he no-sold Steve Austin’s Stunner on the episode of Raw to announce him as Tough Enough winner. He never recovered as he was sent to Florida Championship Wrestling for seasoning but the feeling was he just required too much work to ever be ready for a main roster call-up. Subsequently he was released from his contract last month.
Will Sting be finished with TNA at the end of the year?
Sting’s TNA contract is up at the end of the year. He has worked year-to-year for several years so he can reevaluate his status as to whether or not he wants to keep going or hang it up. A lot of people wonder if he has a WWE run left in him and while anything is possible, Sting’s best opportunity was a couple years ago when he was offered a WWE contract to face The Undertaker at Wrestlemania XXVII.
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