With The Rock working so many dates in the build towards Wrestlemania, do you see him wrestling any matches on Raw or Smackdown during this time frame?
Last year I was 100% against The Rock working a match prior to his match against John Cena at Wrestlemania XXVIII. I even penned a lengthy editorial here on Richard’s Backstage Blog, explaining why I didn’t think Rock should work Survivor Series 2011 (which he went on to work). This year, things are completely different as not only is The Rock confirmed for three pay-per-views (Royal Rumble, Elimination Chamber and Wrestlemania) but he’s basically full-time starting with this week’s Raw (click here for his dates in January and February). Knowing this, I’m actually against him not wrestling. Doing nothing but talking for three months will get monotonous and will hurt his lifespan. He’s healthy and in great shape so he must be utilized in and out of the ring. One of the biggest arguments I make about returning stars is when they come back and can’t wrestle. Overexposing them turns their returns from big deals to just another guy. Given The Rock can wrestle, he must wrestle if he’s going to remain relevant in 2013.
What is the latest with the 2013 Hall of Fame? Any ideas on possible inductees?
The two names I’ve heard as potential headliners for the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame are Bruno Sammartino and Mick Foley. With tickets going on sale on Saturday, I would expect the headliner to be announced very soon on WWE television to help move them. However, as of this writing, I can confirm neither.
What is Al Snow up too these days? My wife and I ran into him at Hooters in Fayetteville, NC?
Al Snow works as a road agent backstage for TNA Wrestling. He also assists at the company’s official developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling, as a producer. Outside of wrestling, Snow is doing some acting as you can check out the trailer for one of his recent films, Overtime, at this link. You can follow him on Twitter @TheRealAlSnow.
Do you think we will ever see the Undertaker vs. John Cena at Wrestlemania?
There was talk at one point of doing Undertaker vs. John Cena at Wrestlemania 29 this year. Cena, along with CM Punk, Ryback and Brock Lesnar have all been names tied to potential matches against Undertaker at the pay-per-view this year. A new name that has emerged recently is The Rock. As much as plans are changing, the IWC is having a field day with possible opponents but we simply do not know as of this writing.
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