With Kofi Kingston going over Randy Orton on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, do you see WWE giving him an opportunity at the top of the card?
The story that Kofi Kingston’s victory over Randy Orton on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw told was that it was a “fluke that enraged” the WWE World Heavyweight Champion enough to “seriously injure” John Cena’s father. The booking was not meant to convey an elevation of Kofi, although a clean victory over the current champion on television never hurt anyone. Kofi Kingston is a great talent; he’s someone that I’ve had the opportunity to interview. He handles himself well outside of the ring and has the ability to get over as both a babyface and a heel. He has all the tools for a bigger role but I haven’t heard of any immediate plans.
Will WWE air the Hall of Fame Ceremony in its entirely on the WWE Network the night before Wrestlemania XXX?
If I had to guess, I would guess that WWE will air the Hall of Fame Ceremony live on the WWE Network. I haven’t heard any plans as of this writing but it only makes sense. WWE has streamed the ceremony [in its entirety] live on dot com before so I couldn’t imagine why they wouldn’t want to utilize the WWE Network for more exclusive live programming. One thing the WWE Network will give the company moving forward is guaranteed television clearance whenever they want it, which only helps them when negotiating TV contracts. Up until this point, WWE has been at the mercy of the networks because it would be catastrophic if they would lose domestic television clearance.
Will a separate subscription be required for each device to utilize the WWE Network?
One WWE Network subscription gets you access on all devices. For example, if you purchase your subscription on your computer, you can enter your username and password on the WWE App and be able to watch on your phone.
Is Kane finished wrestling?
No, Kane is still an active wrestler with a Performer’s Contract in WWE. He still routinely works matches on live events and his role as a member of The Authority is just his current storyline direction.
From the Ask WNW vault…
December 2008: I recently read that Jim Ross was impressed with the work of Sheamus O’Shaunessy down in FCW. I’ve been a fan of his work and gimmick for quite a long time now and was wondering what your thoughts are on him and also if there are any plans to call him up to one of the 3 main rosters? - I think that Sheamus is very talented with an excellent look. I haven’t seen much of his work on the mic, so I cannot judge him there. Sheamus is exactly what Vince McMahon is looking for in terms of size as he is 6’6, 290 lbs. He recently dropped the FCW Heavyweight Championship but he held it for almost 3 months. Do not be surprised if he gets called him soon although I have not heard any concrete plans.
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