Daniel Bryan vs. CM Punk, Swagger’s Return, They’re Coming, Tension In AJ Lee/Ziggler

Given their current status in the company and where they are at in their careers, I can't help but believe Daniel Bryan and CM Punk are the future of the WWE. With that being said, I would love to see a rivalry with these two develop a rivalry to the degree of a Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels or Steve Austin and The Rock. Based on their in-ring chemistry together, could see this being the next big rivalry in the WWE down the road?

Daniel Bryan and CM Punk had a program this time last year with singles matches at Over the Limit and Money in the Bank and a triple-threat (also involving Kane) at No Way Out. The programs featured outstanding in-ring work and were basically a "dream come true" for many in the IWC. WWE could always revisit it but there are a lot of match-ups people want to see involving CM Punk and Daniel Bryan. It's safe to say both Punk and Bryan are in their primes and key pieces of the company moving forward.

Is there a reason Jack Swagger hasn't been fired yet? If I, and I venture the majority of the people who watch WWE, were convicted of DWI and admitted to started smoking marijuana BEFORE WE LEFT WORK, our employer would fire us and have just cause to do so.

WWE has been very quiet regarding the recent legal troubles of Jack Swagger, issuing a brief statement after his arrest that said Swagger is responsible for his own personal actions. I'm most surprised about it being learned that Swagger admitted to smoking marijuana prior to leaving the Smackdown taping in February. I thought that would at least prompt a statement from WWE but it did not. I'm going to push back a little bit on the "fired yet" remark. While I do not condone Swagger's actions, it makes me uneasy how people are so quick to call for his job. He messed up bad but I don't think it should be a foregone conclusion that he should lose his job.

Are you excited about the debut of The Wyatt Family?

I am highly anticipating the debut of Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan and Luke Harper, known collectively as The Wyatt Family. Learn these names because WWE expects them to be a "big deal" very early on, which became even more evident with the vignette that closed this week's Monday Night Raw. Wyatt was formerly on WWE TV as Husky Harris but will be a much bigger deal under the new gimmick. He's received high marks in developmental over the past couple of years and is primed for a great spot in WWE. Let's also not forget Luke Harper is the former Brodie Lee from Dragon Gate USA.

Dolph Ziggler is obviously a babyface, while AJ Lee and Big E Langston are still heels. Are they still a stable? What is WWE doing with that?

Yes, Dolph Ziggler, AJ Lee and Big E Langston tare still a stable but one in which WWE is creating an internal tension in as a result of the Ziggler babyface turn. Dolph told AJ in a backstage segment on the WWE App during Monday Night Raw that she should stop picking on Kaitlyn because she was already the Divas champion.

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  • Babie Sabrina

    Richard Gray is the moon to my stars

    • StraightEdgeForLife

      He’s so dreamy

      • James

        He seems like he would be a goober.

  • sheamus fan

    Richard you didn’t answer my questions.
    please answer them in the next installment of askwnw.I had already mailed them to you.

    • GuyLandau

      Richard doesn’t answer every single question he gets, as he gets a lot of them, which would make it impossible. Instead in Ask WNW he answers 4 per installment. If you want having your question answered guaranteed, send it to the Premium Mailbag instead.

      • sheamus fan

        I fully understand your views but I thin k my questions are legitimate without any grammatical errors.

        • GuyLandau

          I never said they were, it’s just that there are a lot of legitimate questions without any grammatical error, and a given ask WNW only answers 4.

      • Hercules Rockerfeller

        So let me get this straight, asking a question in a premium mailbag is like paying to ask a question? SMFH! What’s the world coming to?

        • Nostaljack

          Basically. If you want Richard to do extra work. You don’t get something for nothing. I pay. I get my questions answered. Would you work for someone who didn’t pay you?

        • GuyLandau

          That really is oversimplification. The Mailbag is a once-a-week(ish) feature that collects a list of questions and answers them verbally in-depth. It happens to be a guarenteed answer, but that isn’t the focal point of it, the focal point is the fact that it’s vocal, allowing a much more in-depth answer, like you get with the Richard Reacts to PPVs podcasts.

    • Robert Olley

      I asked 14 questions before finally getting one answered all relevant and it was the joe hennig question that got answered

      • Nostaljack

        If you aren’t paying, there’s no room for anyone to belly ache about that. Pay and they’ll all be answered – along with the exclusive stuff you aren’t seeing. BTW, no, I don’t work for Richard. As much as I criticize, he’s entitled to these methods.

        • Robert Olley

          I agree but when people ask genuine questions and richard uses a space to plug tge site its a bit unfair

      • Smart Mark

        I asked about 10 questions in one day at one point, and 2 of them ended up on Ask WNW so i can’t complain.

  • Hercules Rockerfeller

    Okay I will give the devil his due, today’s installment was actually miles better than yesterday. I’d like to believe that even though Mr. Grey ignores most comments, he still reads them and takes it into consideration. Afterall it is us readers who makes this site wth our visits and comments and also ppl who pays (god help you) to make this the number one wrestling news source in the entire World….wide web. Good show Richard!

  • Chris

    I’m coming!!! That’s what she said!!!

  • Charles

    Question: How high was Jack Swagger when he kicked Dolph Ziggler upside his head like that?

  • Smart Mark

    Im a CM Punk fan but i’m not afraid to say that he was in his prime from 2011-2012. Daniel Bryan however is in his prime now.

  • Lebron James

    To all you losers complaining, if you don’t like it you can geeeeeeettttt ouuuttttt!

  • John

    Are people seriously trying to claim Jack Swagger should be fired for smoking marijuana? Get a grip! He made a stupid mistake giving the opportunity he had, but marijuana shouldn’t even be illegal let alone cost you your job.. Stop being drama queens!

    • Ben

      It’s not just because of marijuana. Swagger should be fired because he can’t get over and really hasn’t done anything impressive as a worker. The guy went on an ego trip after his first world title reign and screwed up all of what, two days after being given his second main event push? Forget personal opinions about marijuana; it IS illegal, it HAS gotten other workers suspended, and Swagger got himself arrested for driving around smoking it. Why in the world would they waste money on a guy who doesn’t get over and seems to be nothing but trouble when given a push? Randy Orton might be a problem child, but at least he gets over and draws… Swagger doesn’t.

  • john shaw

    so much for the next installment being on the 3rd -.- great lie richard