Dean Ambrose looked to be in pain following his match on this week’s WWE Main Event. Was he just selling or did a legitimate injury occur?
I agree that Dean Ambrose appeared to have suffered an injury, however, he went on to work later in the night. Everyone is a little banged up right now coming off Wrestlemania but as far as I know, a serious injury did not occur.
I just watched Ultimate Warrior’s promo from Raw and he look extremely winded and out of it? My dad passed away from cardiac arrest, ironically at the age of 54, and he looked that bad not too long before his death. Thoughts?
First, I am sorry about your father. Several readers have gone back and watched The Ultimate Warrior’s promo from Raw and have stated the same thing, that Warrior didn’t look good. I don’t really want to speculate because hindsight is 20/20 and Warrior was known for going out and getting “blown up” early, a fact he alluded to in his 2014 WWE Hall of Fame induction speech. What we know is that he flew home to Arizona on Tuesday and was fine. While walking to his car on Tuesday evening, he collapsed in front of a hotel and was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. I haven’t heard but it’s my assumption that an autopsy will be performed before an official cause of death is released. Right now, my heart goes out to his family, especially his daughters, as it was clear they meant the world to him. For those that would like to watch Warrior’s promo from Raw, it’s online at this link and I have included it below:
Given the way Raw ended, will Evolution possibly reunite to face The Shield at Extreme Rules?
I could easily see WWE doing Kane & Evolution vs. Daniel Bryan & The Shield at Extreme Rules next month, however, creative plans have not been finalized. I was told on Tuesday that Vince McMahon has always been against using the old WarGames match concept that WCW used but if there were ever a situation where it was fitting, this would be it. Extreme Rules is usually a show where Wrestlemania programs are blown off and this would be a neat concept to keep the momentum going.
What’s the latest on WWE raising the subscription price for WWE Network?
There’s a report being pumped out that after WWE announced the WWE Network has 667,287 subscribers that they were thinking of raising the subscription price. Say that out loud and you’ll easily understand that doesn’t make sense. WWE is committed to getting 1 million people signed up for their Network by the end of the year. This is the benchmark they must reach in order for the service to become profitable. One of the reasons why the low $9.99/month price was launched was because the thinking was people would sign up without even thinking about it. WWE plans to raise the price of the WWE Network eventually but I do not see that taking place until they reach their goal of 1 million subscribers. It’s also important to realize the 667,287 subscribers they had as of Monday will have the opportunity to opt out in August so they’ll continue to want to give fans every reason to continue to be a part of the service.
From the Ask WNW vault…
October 2012: Is Randy Orton still seen as a top guy in WWE? How would you book him in his return from “injury”? - After a lot of back-and-forth and what turned out to be empty threats following his second documented WWE Wellness Policy violation, Randy Orton is once again a top guy in WWE. Not only that but he is away filming a starring role in another WWE Studios production. As for how I would book Randy in his return, he has to avenge the beat down from Del Rio so by default he is babyface. I prefer Orton as a heel but returning as a heel only makes sense unless they quietly forget about what wrote him off television.
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