I attended Wrestlemania Axxess and felt Kassius Ohno (f/k/a Chris Herro) was more over than Mark Henry. Why is he not on television?
Kassius Ohno is another top developmental prospect working in NXT Wrestling and is on a short-list for a future call-up. Ohno recently had a match against William Regal that aired on the April 11th episode of WWE NXT. You can read more about it at this link.
Do you think WWE should put Paul Heyman with Antonio Cesaro?
I am sure I speak for the IWC masses in that a Paul Heyman/Antonio Cesaro pairing would be epic. In fact, why not take Cesaro, CM Punk, Kassius Ohno and Daniel Bryan and put them all with Heyman? A faction with the WWE “outcasts” would be awesome but we do have something similar in The Shield. I talked at length about Cesaro here in the WNW Premium Mailbag. In it, I pondered if Cesaro dropping the US title was a demotion or a promotion. Listen and join the discussion at this link.
Are there any updates on WWE bringing back Steve Austin, Rob Van Dam or Batista?
There is no update on Steve Austin returning to WWE as of this writing. Many speculated a Wrestlemania 29 match against CM Punk but it obviously never came to fruition. Rob Van Dam is kayfabing over his contract status as we have the latest update on him at this link. I talked about Batista possibly returning to WWE at this link. WWE has clearly changed their stance on part-time talent and is willing to bring in workers under deals with limited appearances.
How is John Cena perceived backstage?
John Cena is perceived just like any other worker. Some people like him and others do not. As with anything that has success in this business, he receives unwarranted hate but it’s understood he’s the top guy. For those that doubt his stroke or influence, did you see what happened with Ryback’s Twitter account? Ryback Tweeted about Cena’s ex-wife only to end up deleting all Tweets. Coincidence?
What’s the latest on CM Punk requiring time off?
CM Punk is taking time off to rest his beaten up body. There was a situation that emerged after Wrestlemania where he actually threatened to quit WWE. We have full details now online at this link. As for time off, he’s not on the current overseas tour but is advertised for the April 29th episode of WWE Raw from Columbus, Ohio.
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