With Rob Van Dam returning do you see him returning as a babyface or a heel? He can’t be a babyface with Paul Heyman, correct?
Rob Van Dam is returning at WWE Money in the Bank in Philadelphia. He’s coming back as a babyface and should get an ovation that rivals the reception CM Punk received this month in Chicago. While RVD will always be a Paul Heyman guy, I don’t see an immediate pairing. It’s a possibility but there is no way RVD doesn’t return as a babyface and Heyman is the lead heel manager in the company.
If there is a chance of The Undertaker returning at SummerSlam, would you prefer a program with Dean Ambrose or a return of the Brothers of Destruction against The Shield?
If The Undertaker works SummerSlam, which I still consider to be a pretty big “if,” I think it will be in some type of tag team match. A bout where he teams with Kane to oppose The Shield is the most likely scenario. Utilizing Kane gives WWE the opportunity to capitalize on a program that’s been building where it would make sense to insert Undertaker.
When the day comes that Hulk Hogan, Sting and Kurt Angle leave TNA, whether it be for WWE or complete retirement from wrestling, do you think TNA will find or have a formula to succeed without relying on past stars?
TNA Wrestling has a roster full of guys capable of carrying the company past the legends you just mentioned. Talent has never been the problem in TNA because they have an abundance of it. I think a lot of the frustration from fans with TNA stems from the amount of potential the company has. TNA has a great talent roster and an incredible TV deal; yet the company is not yet a viable competitor to WWE despite being in business for 11 years.
Out of which of the new stars brought up by WWE (The Shield, Curtis Axel, Fandango, Big E), which wrestler do you see winning a world title in WWE first?
This is a loaded question and one I feel like I’ve answered before. It never hurts to revisit it considering the evolution we see week-to-week but right now, all three members of The Shield and Curtis Axel are clearly ahead of Fandango and Big E Langston because they already hold titles in WWE. All have a lot of potential and the company hopes they are capable of holding major top roles in the future.
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