Undertaker’s Last Wrestlemania, WWE Network Upsell?, The Wolves In WWE, Cesaro’s Push

Will The Undertaker retire after Wrestlemania XXX?

One thing I’ve always pushed back on is predicting when a worker will retire. The Undertaker is 48 years old and has a good amount of miles on his body. However, every time people think he’s done he comes out and steals the show at Wrestlemania. There was some concern about facing Brock Lesnar this year but Undertaker has agreed on his opponent and is a lock for the show this year. Rather than trying to predict when Undertaker will hang it up, realize you are witnessing history every time he performs.

Will WWE Network subscribers have to pay for on-demand content or is it all part of the package?

There are no plans to “upsell” WWE Network subscribers with the on-demand content. The $9.99/month subscription with a 6-month commitment will cover all of the expenses the subscriber will endure for access to the service.

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What absurd reason did Triple H possibly have for not signing such great talents in Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards?

From what I was told, Triple H was concerned about the reputation Davey Richards has for being hard to deal with. There was also a notable blown spot in one of their tryout matches at the WWE NXT tapings. Eddie Edwards didn’t share the same reputation as Richards but the interest in them was as a tag team. Their gig in TNA Wrestling is actually better for them as rather than heading to the Performance Center for seasoning, they’re enjoying a prominent spot on TNA television.

What are your thoughts on the current push of Cesaro?

I’m enjoying Cesaro’s push on WWE television with an interest being put on the Giant Swing. My thoughts on it are “it’s about time” as Cesaro is a guy that has Daniel Bryan potential. I can tell you WWE is high up on him but it will be interesting to see how far it goes this time of year. Wrestlemania season is always hard for newer main event talent to emerge on the scene due to the focal point being on Wrestlemania main events.

From the Ask WNW vault…

July 2007: What happened to Claudio Castagnoli? Didn’t he get a WWE developmental deal? - Castagnoli was given a WWE developmental deal in November 2006; however, he was released before he started to work in their developmental territories. His release remains somewhat of a mystery as it was thought that it had something to do with his work visa and legal status in the United States, however, Castagnoli denied these claims. He said that he wouldn’t have been able to work in Ring of Honor had he not had a visa. Today Castagnoli continues to work the independent wrestling circuits in the United States, recently qualifying for the third round qualifier for the vacant NWA World Heavyweight title.

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  • Jbreed

    Let’s not get so excited about a Cesaro push just yet. How many times have we seen guys in line for a huge push only to end up not happening?

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Richard Gray

      ^^^ Words of wisdom

      • disqus_HZkhbeFufx

        I would get excited by all of it if I was able to view the site for a few seconds without a f**kin add pushing me into the App Store. Seriously make this problem go away once and for all so we can go back to the important business of talking about why c.m punk has failed us all

    • thepowerserge

      My thoughts exactly.

    • Farooq_316_Damn

      Cesaro would be lucky to ever get the U.S. title back much less the World title.

    • K!NG

      I can see him getting a main event push but with only one world title he may never be champion.

      • Bob’s Diner

        Oh boo hoo – only one world title.
        Better to have one meaningful world title than two that are not important

        • K!NG

          I agree. and longer title reigns then having it switch every other month. Dont know how you thought i was boo hooing lol

          • Bob’s Diner

            I apologise – I meant that more for someone else complaining about something else, but ended up putting it here

    • Omi Ramos

      Agreed. Granted that Melina made John Morrison’s case worse, he was supposedly “in line for a huge push” at one point. Tyson Kidd is another one who was due for a huge push. List goes on…Great point!

  • http://wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Theophilus McFadden

    Richard’s and Edward’s spot also likely seals the fact that they’ll never be hired by WWE and, thus, never make real money in the mainstream. Unless TNA starts doing better fiscally, they’ve just hit the wall.

  • Robert Olley

    You’ll have to pay to fine that out

    • David Jr.

      Or just watch all of the Raws before Wrestlemania, they will eventually tell you on one of those.

      • David Jr.

        I don’t know, I’m going to wait and find out.

  • Bob’s Diner

    You realise there will be a WrestleMania next year as well? It would be better for Cena vs Undertaker to happen after a serious build, not just thrown together a few weeks before WrestleMania. Not to mention Cena is currently overexposed and a victory for him would seem extremely unlikely, reducing any drama the match might have

    • Gary Robert

      you think there is ANY drama in Taker/Lesnar?

      • Xavier

        There really wasn’t any drama to Taker/Triple H or Taker/Punk either though. If you wanna get technical there really isn’t any drama in any Taker Mania match b/c we all know the outcome

      • Bob’s Diner

        Nope. But if Undertaker is going to take on John Cena, that is a match worth building and making the main event of the show. And it certainly doesn’t need to happen this year. The face of the company for the past 10 years trying to end an undefeated streak that spans 20 years? Undertaker facing arguably the most obvious person to end the streak? And people want that thrown together randomly just so they can watch it now?

        • Xavier

          I understand where you’re coming from but the reason why so many people wanna see it now as opposed to later is because no one knows hoe much gas Taker has left in the tank, there may not be a later when it comes to him.

          • Bob’s Diner

            I can appreciate that. But people have been continuously writing off the Undertaker like he doesn’t have what it takes to put on a great match this year. Or next year. Undertaker vs Cena would be huge – pretty sure it is going to happen at some stage and it will be given the correct spotlight

          • JR Texx (Jamie)

            It does look like Undertaker can go year after year, but you can tell its starting to slow down. I think it’s at that stage now where people are expecting him to retire due to his age and all these other factors, and he catches me by surprise every year.

          • Jbreed

            The Undertaker/John Cena has to happen at some point, and if it does it has to be at WM. But here’s the problem this time. If and when Sting signs with the WWE, let’s be honest, we all know Undertaker/Sting will be set in stone at next years WM. So The Undertaker/John Cena, would have to happen 2 years from now. And while every time we wonder if Taker has another match in him and he proves us wrong, we really have to wonder if her will have another match left in him when he’s 50 years old.

          • JR Texx (Jamie)

            it doesn’t HAVE to happen at all, It will be interesting but I can’t say I’d complain if It didn’t happen.

            I still don’t want Undertaker and Sting to happen, still means one has to lose, I’m happy keeping that a dream match.

            I wouldn’t mind seeing Austin or The Rock go against The Undertaker, I’d rather see both of them go for the streak over Cena.

          • Jbreed

            Taker/Cena makes a lot more sense than Taker/Sting. I never understood what all the intrigue is about.

          • Bob’s Diner

            I can see it. His schedule the last few years has been light. Look at how old Sting is and how much of a schedule he wrestles – and he does all sorts of stupid gimmick matches in TNA on a monthly basis

          • Jbreed

            It could happen but remember at one point Taker thought about not appearing at this years WM because of health issues, and he’s had a grand total of one match in the past year. So basically once you reach a certain age your body can just betray you at any time.

        • Jbreed

          The thing is The Undertaker/John Cena is a “Dream Match” and it doesn’t exactly need a long build because the match can easily be sold as The Phenom vs. the face of the company. Taker/Brock Lesnar is nowhere as intriguing and hardly deserves to be the main event at the 30th anniversary of WM.

          • JR Texx (Jamie)

            Dream match for who? John Cena, about 7 years ago when he said it at a press conference ?

          • Jbreed

            I’m as anti-Cena as anybody but let’s be fair. The guy is still the current face of the company any match between Cena and a face of the company from the past is gonna be a dream macth.

          • Bob’s Diner

            Who said it was going to be the main event? Last I saw Batista was challenging Orton for the title…

  • Xavier

    I’m with you on this one. I’d rather see Cena/Taker above anything else at Mania. However, I think it’s funny how just a few years ago people were begging too see Taker/Lesnar and so excited too see Brock back in the WWE and now it appears everyone has completely soured on him. I never thought I would see the day where the internet would welcome the idea of Cena challenging the streak with open arms.

    • Bob’s Diner

      I don’t get the hate towards Brock Lesnar. His match with John Cena? Awesome. His match with CM Punk? Awesome. His feud with HHH? Long and boring and terrible. Give him a quick feud with Undertaker and I am sure it will be entertaining. Better than it would have been against The Rock, anyway

      • JR Texx (Jamie)

        It could be because Lesnar looks sloppy at times.

      • Venom

        My only hate towards Brock Lesner is when he first debuted he was pushed to the moon and within his first year he main evented wrestlemania. Probably the youngest person to ever main event wrestlemania. After his push was coming to an end just after losing his title to Eddie Guerrero he decided to quit it when it was clear he wasn’t going to be at the top for a bit.

        I feel like he’s the reason people arnt holding their breath on Cesaros push cause lots of young talents now are getting humbled so they don’t end up like Brock. I think he’s the reason why the business has relied on 4-5 performers in the last 10+ years.

        And look at him now. He’s too special now to even have a regular part time contract like Chris Jericho or RVD. he only has 15-20 dates a year that WWE has to be careful not to burn any of these dates.

        I say to hell with him.

        • Bob’s Diner

          RVD has a ‘regular part time contract’? How many dates did he do before disappearing again?

          • Venom

            RVD works 90 days at a time. That’s 3 months. That’s 24 shows + 3 ppvs. It’s up to WWE to use him on the tv shows. And I think he works house shows. Brock has 20 dates the whole year. Can be ppv, raw, smackdown, house show. Any appearance WWE burns through it. While I’m not saying I’m an RVD fan, I don’t think he deserves a wrestlemania match. But at least he’s worth his contract unlike Brock who’s overpaid.

      • Xavier

        Agreed. But the Triple H/Lesnar match at Extreme Rules was actually pretty good though but I still don’t think these guys should of had 3 matches though

  • Farooq_316_Damn

    Cesaro is just another internet darling and is just as overrated as Bryan and CM Punk. …. Cesaro has no Mic skills, his ring work is exaggerated, and he looks like my half Mexican half Italian balding uncle….Cesaro will not get a main event push because real stars like Sheamus, Batista, Big Show,Orton, Cena will be there and we all know Wyatt and Reigns are the future, not Cesaro.

    • JR Texx (Jamie)

      wait wait wait. Ceasaro won’t get a push because these real stars “Sheamus, Batista, Big Show, Orton and Cena”?

      Batista. he can’t sell movies, never mind peoples moves.
      Orton. zzzzzzz.. Although his match with Ceasro was kinda impressive.
      Big Show hasn’t really been THAT important for several years, is only called up when hes needed to be, he’s a veteran, like Kane.
      Sheamus “real star”.. At times..
      Cena. The only one I can actually call a real start on there..

      • Farooq_316_Damn

        Compared to Cesaro they are all stars.. They have accomplished much more and are all more well known to casual fans..Cesaro has the worst look in the WWE besides Bryan

        • JR Texx (Jamie)

          Cesaro has the worst look in the WWE? Have you not seen Zach Ryder?

          and damn Cesaro is impressive.

        • Bob’s Diner

          Go ask a casual fan who any of the people you listed are. Other than John Cena, they will have no idea. Maybe Big Show.

        • Bob’s Diner

          Hang on – you are judging him poorly on his look? But then say Bray Wyatt is the future? So a guy that is in incredible physical condition and carries himself well, doesn’t look ‘as good’ as a guy that is overweight and dresses like a swamp-dwelling trailer trash?

    • Jbreed

      I actually agree. Cesaro has in ring skills but like so many other guys on the roster do. He doesn’t really have a marketable look and there’s nothing special about his mic skills. I see him as one of those guys who may win the MITB, cash in, main event for a few moths and then drop back down to the midcard but I don’t understand how people see him as a future megastar.

    • Bob’s Diner

      I’m still laughing at who you consider a “real star”

      • JR Texx (Jamie)

        I’m just giggling away at the whole thing.

    • Xavier

      LMAO I’m gonna assume you’re just joking? Atleast I hope so.

    • monty

      thing is the IWC will push for a wrestler but when that wrestler becomes a legit star than we turn on him and start to nitpick. DB was a IWC darling and now these same morons are turning on him

      • Mysterion

        Who’s turned on him?

    • JR Texx (Jamie)

      Still think Cesaro is over rated? after that match with Cena?

      Is you say yes I’ma slap you silly.

  • JR Texx (Jamie)

    I don’t think this is a push, I think it’s like Kofi, to make Orton look weak.

    & it’s possibly to see what kind of reaction he gets after his name change.

  • BIG M

    Thanks for answering my question on the Wolves Richard.
    But I still think the H man should’ve signed them.

  • John

    Sometimes i think WWE lets their ego get in the way far too often when it comes to signing new talent. The American Wolves are clearly good enough to hang with anyone on the WWE roster right away, however WWE would never consider letting them near the main roster until they “proved” themselves in developmental.

  • Seth Gordon

    I hesitate to say Cesaro has “Daniel Bryan” potential. There’s a fundamental difference between the two – mic skills. Bryan has a great character, the underdog everyone wants to get behind, and is very solid on the mic – he may not be in the top echelon of talkers with, say, a Foley or SCSA or CM Punk, but he’s certainly as good an actor as Cena or Orton or Batista.

    Cesaro, on the other hand – he’s just bland. That could be due to the language difference, but it doesn’t matter why. They’re giving him dribs and drabs of mic time (as they have been with Roman Reigns) and thus far… nothing memorable. Granted, I think Roman Reigns also has a ways to go but he’s much closer to prime time than Cesaro. (Also, Reigns has “the look” whereas Cesaro doesn’t, unless “Christopher Meloni with muscles” is your look…)

    He’s shown he can have great matches, which might put him in the “guy who jobs to A-listers but is never an A-lister himself” club. They’ve pushed people who can’t talk before – and those people just never caught on with the fans. I think they’re done with that.

  • Guest

    I don’t see the purpose of The Undertaker/Brock Lesnar as the main event. I don’t see anything intriguing about it and why the WWE is obsessed with it as the main event. As much as we’re tired of seeing John Cena in the main event,

  • Bob’s Diner

    Thank you for giving such fine examples of why a match like Cena vs Undertaker should be built up…

    How do you know “Brock won’t commit to practicing the match”? And why should that be a deal breaker for a fan? And too physical? What do you think the matches Undertaker had with HHH were? People give Undertaker far too little credit for what he has done at WrestleMania the past 5 years

  • Bob’s Diner

    No one has said it will be the main event. They have been building to an Orton/Batista main event since Royal Rumble