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Divas Money in the Bank, Big Show Over Cesaro, Devaluing The WWE Championship, What's In Store For Undertaker

Welcome everyone to another edition of Ask WNW, my name is Zack Krasney and I will be answering your questions today! I'm excited to be back and talking wrestling with all you fine ladies and gentlemen! Let's get right down to it shall we? Oh and don't forget to submit any questions you have to us! The more the merrier!

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It may be looking quite far ahead, but do you think we could see the first ever female MITB ladder match next year?

The Divas Revolution is in full swing now and personally I would love to see a Divas Money in the Bank ladder match. Honestly, I think that the divas we have, plus Emma, Bayley, and some NXT workers are all contenders that could hold their own in a ladder match. To be honest, though, there are other workers that would scare me if they were working a ladder match like Alicia Fox, so I would hope they'd put the right divas in. If WWE was hesitant to do a Divas Ladder match I would like to at least see them do some sort of Battle Royal or tournament to introduce a Divas MITB Contract. To answer your question of do I see it happening? I constantly have my worries that WWE will back off this Divas Revolution but I think the chances are better than ever that we see an all divas Money in the Bank Ladder match, or at very least Money in the Bank contract, and would be surprised if the idea wasn't at least brought up to Triple H and Vince.

It seems as if though the WWE always has the tendency of pushing the Big Show as he tends to bury younger talent, including recently Cesaro. Is it because the Big Show has huge support from Vince McMahon and Kevin Dunn?

Big Show gets pushed and buried as often as he turns babyface and heel it seems. One minute he'll be dominating through main event Superstars like Roman Reigns, the next minute he is barely beating The Miz. It really is quite mind-boggling to think that Big Show is still being put over younger talent when guys like Sting are doing the honors. Granted Seth Rollins and Cesaro are definitely in different places in their careers, but the point being that veterans should help to put over the next generation. The only reason I think that Big Show is currently being built up is because he's going to be facing Brock Lesnar during the Go To Hell tour. Big Show needs to be made look strong, so that when Brock Lesnar destroys him, Lesnar looks even stronger. It's a shame that WWE decided that Cesaro was the person that needed to be "fed" to Big Show to make him look strong. WWE is putting themselves in a terrible position by continuing to put their veterans over their up-and-comers.

Do you think putting John Cena over Seth Rollins twice in 2 nights in a row for the U.S. Title, devalues the WWE title and also Sting's legacy?

This is a two part question, I will start with Sting's legacy. Sting's legacy is going to be just fine. Nothing Seth Rollins, Triple H, or anyone else will ruin it. Sting is called the Icon for a reason. At this point Stinger is 56 years old and still looking great in the ring, and a few losses at the end of his career aren't going to damage his legacy. Now to the first part of this question, does putting John Cena over Seth Rollins two nights in a row, clean, hurt Seth Rollins and the WWE Championship. In short, absolutely. It's a HUGE mistake for WWE to put anyone over their WWE Champion clean, let alone doing it two nights in a row. It's actually head scratching to me who thought that was a good idea. It's almost as if WWE wanted to remind their fans, "Hey, don't forget, we may have the WWE Championship on someone else, but John Cena is always 'the guy.'" I'm not sure if WWE is in panic mode because NFL has started back up, but Cena has been rising back to the top. For a very long time John was in the midcard, battling guys like Rusev and doing his open challenge, but after Kevin Owens beat him in his debut match in the WWE, it's like someone backstage got scared and changed the whole booking situation. Since then Cena has had clean victories over Kevin Owens, the current MITB Contract holder Sheamus, and the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins twice. WWE has gone from 0-60 with Cena lately and it's exactly this type of booking that make people HATE John Cena. It's not John's fault by any means, but it's frustrating to fans. WWE made their WWE Champion look pathetic just to make John Cena look better. It lacks all logic and I can only imagine what the conversations were like going into this week's booking.

What are the plans for The Undertaker going forward? Will we see him again before WrestleMania and what are the chances of him wrestling Sting?

You will indeed! It was announced this Sunday that The Undertaker will be facing off against Brock Lesnar again, this time inside Hell in a Cell at the next PPV, Hell in a Cell on October 25th. Many are speculating that this is the Undertaker's final year in WWE and he is on a retirement tour. It's been a long time since we've seen The Undertaker wrestle outside of WrestleMania but he is more active than he's been in years. I can't confirm or deny the rumors that he is doing a "retirement tour" but it certainly appears that way from the outside. As far as Undertaker vs. Sting at WrestleMania, nothing is impossible in the WWE. The idea is out there, WWE certainly knows about the fan desire to see these two square off. That said, right now it would depend on Sting's health. We know very little about the actual injuries that Sting suffered at Night of Champions and how long his recovery time will be, if there even is one right now.

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  • SemiAwesomeGil

    If WWE wanted to compete against the NFL, then Cena going over clean against the WWE Champion was the wrong way to go. If anything, it probably turn some of their viewers away.

  • ron

    I have to disagree. After the Seth Rollins – Sting match. I was so impressed with Seth’s performance and the sting match that I had already forgotten about the lose to Cena. Remember what JR says. Don’t try to read into everything and all of the whys about every decision and enjoy the performances and don’t let the other stuff cloud your thoughts of the performers. Sorry but in Sports Entertainment, which is what we have now Not pro wrasling Wins and Losses don’t mean anything it is all about the performances by the individuals.

    • ron

      A quote but I can’t remember who said it is

      The title is held by whom performs the best night and night and can carry a few segments in a tv show not who wins the most

  • Snap

    Considering the point was to put the US title back onto Cena, beating Rollins was a necessary evil. Where WWE made the mistake was having the rematch the following night. While there IS the whole thing about dethroned champions being due a rematch for the title, in this case I don’t understand why Rollins would even want such a rematch when he holds the top prize in the business.

    In a perfect scenario, WWE could have had the match end in a no contest with Kane ripping through the canvas and pulling Seth down, having the match thrown out. The US title stays on Cena and the WWE champion doesn’t go under twice in a 24 hour period. The downside is it would require sacrificing the Kane bit on the tron.

    The only part which I would criticise Cena for is jumping to his feet immediately after kicking out of the frog splash as though it didn’t have even the slightest affect on him. You can protect a move even if you are kicking out of it.

    • TheBigKing1

      I agree with everything you said. I mean, common sense is, I got the highest prize in the industry, so I’m gonna leave the rematch alone…or for now(so I don’t have to go under him again to look weak), but they did it, and did it the next night on Raw. And stupidly, they just booked that October 3rd event for yet another Cena vs Rollins for the US Title match AGAIN. So Cena is going to go over him cleanly for a third time. SMDH at this company.

    • Jack ‘Tristeza’ Hughes

      Except, Seth didn’t ask for the rematch, Kane MADE it happen that night.

  • Wonderkarp

    about the divas revolution, there’s 3 things that would make it legitimate in my eyes. lets be honest, the Divas Division will never main event a Wrestlemania or a PPV event, Maybe some RAWs or Smackdowns depending on how popular any of the feuds feuds actually get(Trish and Lita were at the top of their popularity, frequently teaming with other top male stars in intergender matchs.)
    But there’s 3 things I believe need to be changed before the Skeptics(I’m one of them. You can blame 1-2 on why I’m a Skeptic) can ever be swayed.

    1 : Cancel Total Divas. I’m sorry, but I feel like this show is too much of a negative. How can anybody take any of the divas feuds seriously when they are paling it up on reality tv? It doesnt help.

    2 : Cancel the Divas Search. One of the things I hated more than anything in the 00s was the Diva Search. I hated the Miz then, and it was a huge chunk of time out of a then 2 hour show. It was slow and boring. It was essentially a beauty contest and talent show, and I know WWE is bringing it back. With Tough Enough back, the Divas Search is unnecessary. Tough Enough serves that purpose in creating legitimate female wrestlers.

    3 : WWE Diva Tag Team Division. There’s a good chunk of Divas now, most of which alligned in different factions. So why not give them a tag team division? Cause right now its kind of wasted. In the months since coming to the main roster, which Divas have actually Wrestled in Singles matchs on RAW or Smackdown? Its a small number, and any of the singles matchs had tag alongs. So create a tag team division. It’ll give the Divas a second set of belts to fight over, increasing their worth on television.

    • TheBigKing1

      First of all, what does Total Divas have to do with WWE. That’s like a year ago and before, when Total Divas was on, WWE use to try to bring that past drama to the Raw in the present. I HATE that sh*t. I’m glad they don’t do it now, because it insults our intelligence. Idk about you, but most people know that WWE programming is not real beef…at least most of it. We know the difference between reality TV and sports entertainment, so 1 doesn’t have ANYTHING to do with the other dude. So if you don’t like it, just simply don’t watch. Leave it for the people like me, that like to watch it on a weekly basis.

      And your point on a Divas tag team division, somebody mentioned that yesterday…and that would be a great idea. They should really do that soon. That would make a whole lot of sense.

      • Ronn

        Well actually Total Divas still does come on.

        • TheBigKing1

          That came out wrong. I meant a year ago and before, they used to try to incorporate it in the storylines…sh*t from the past. It was stupid, because Total Divas is filmed a couple months before, so sh*t aint still relevant. I’m glad they stop doing that crap.

  • Dave Barton

    Just a little Undertaker factoid I realized recently…Mark Calaway has continually been employed by the WWE for just shy of half his life. Dude just turned 50. He was 25 when he debuted at Survivor Series 1990 (and had already begun doing house shows for WWE even before then).

  • Devon

    If WWE wants to compete with the NFL they need to address their story lines:

    All of their story lines need to be injected with a sense of angst and urgency. We need URGENCY!

    1. Kane vs Rollins: I get it for storyline purposes, but Main Eventing a PPV (probably won’t even main event) noooo. Maybe a Raw match or they should have this take place at the MSG show.

    2. Cena vs ??? he needs a feud. Like Owens did, someone needs to pick a fight with Cena. It needs to be personal and competitive. Having Cena Vs Rollins compete in a cage match at the upcoming MSG special is pretty stupid. They have a packed locker room full of guys who need to be feuding with Cena.

    3. Owens vs Ryback: other than the title, why are these guys fighting? Why should we care? Their chemistry is garbage btw. All feuds need to be a big deal, and be as personal as possible.

    4.Charolette vs Nikki? and/or Paige? This is going in a interesting direction with Paige calling BS on the Divas Revolution.

    5. Rusev v Ziggler: Stop it! Enough. What’s the point at this juncture? And again why are they still feuding? If Rusev wins this feud, does he get Lana back? probably not or maybe who knows, point is I don’t see why these guys are still fighting.

    6. New Day v Dudley’s: Awesome so far. No complaints.

    I’m sure I am missing a couple of story lines.