What direction do you see WWE going in with Renee Young? Is the company grooming her for something more?
I am not aware of WWE grooming Renee Young for another other role than she has currently. Young came to WWE from The Score television network in Canada for the position as a backstage interviewer. The company utilizes her in segment for the WWE App as well as in the Social Media Lounge prior to pay-per-views. She also has a role on The JBL & Cole Show. I am high up on her work and feel she fits it well.
Having just watched the final Smackdown of 2013, it seems to me that The Shield may be THE ultimate tag team/faction of all time. They are all strong individually, immense as a team, and seem to have been very much in the right place, at the right time. I would suggest that, as a group, they would be worthy of a spot in the Hall of Fame despite their short tenure so far. What are your thoughts?
You will find fewer people that are as high up on The Shied as I am, however, I do not feel their body of work over the past year is enough for them to be Hall of Fame worthy. The group possess extraordinary talent collectively and individually, however, they've not drawn at a level that would be them in the same conversation as the original nWo or DeGeneration X.
What's the latest on rumors of John Cena facing Bray Wyatt at Wrestlemania XXX next year?
The last I heard Triple H wanted to face John Cena himself at Wrestlemania XXX. I haven't heard the Bray Wyatt rumor and find that one hard to believe. WWE wants Wrestlemania XXX to be "all hands on deck" and Wyatt is not yet at a main event level.
Do you ever think Dolph Ziggler will sniff the main event scene again?
It's impossible for me to predict the future but it all comes down to opportunity. Dolph Ziggler has all the tools to work in the top of the card but his push has suffered due to injury, attitude and how Vince McMahon perceives him. Will his look and talent win out in the new year or will he continued to be plagued by the still existent glass ceiling in WWE? There's no way to answer that.
What is JoJo's status with WWE?
JoJo is still under WWE developmental contract but was phased out of Total Divas over the latter part of Season 1. Out of the entire case for the show, JoJo's stock is the lowest. There has been speculation she could be replaced but we haven't heard anything as of press time.
From the Ask WNW vault…
December 2011: What is Hulk Hogan’s relationship with Vince McMahon like? Is there a chance Hogan could ever end up back in WWE? - Hulk Hogan and Vince McMahon have a very unique relationship to say the least. Both have huge egos, however, the success they’ve endured can be traced back to one another. I personally believe there is a mutual amount of respect between Hogan and McMahon but they are not by any means friends. The talk when Hogan first came to TNA was that he couldn’t agree to terms on a WWE deal so he decided to help out TNA. While initially unhappy that Hogan joined Dixie Carter and company, I’ve heard McMahon has grown apathetic to workers such as Hogan and Ric Flair working for his “competition.” There was probably some initial fear that Hogan could elevate TNA but that clearly has not happened.
I'll be taking New Year's Eve and New Year's Day off so the next installment of Ask WNW is scheduled to run on Thursday, January 2, 2014. Happy New Year!
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