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2013 WWE HoF Ceremony, Orton Heel Turn, WM29 Weather, Managers Today

The following is today's edition of Ask WNW. Ask WNW is the most popular feature on the website where Richard Gray answers four questions daily, Monday through Friday. To submit your question for the next installment of Ask WNW, click here.
WWE Hall of Fame

When will I be able to see the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony?

The USA Network will broadcast a one-hour special of the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 10-11 PM/9-10 CT. You can read our original report at this link. The ceremony will be available in its entirety on the Wrestlemania 29 DVD set. You can preorder now at this link.

Do you see Randy Orton turning on Big Show and Sheamus and joining The Shield at Wrestlemania?

Randy Orton has made it known he wants to turn heel and the feeling backstage is the company missed the opportunity to turn him. The 6-man tag match at Wrestlemania provides an opportunity to do it but there are other opportunities as well. The Shield has been booked with confidence but how much longer can they keep going over big names without a swerve? I discussed why I'll be watching the trio closely at Wrestlemania here at

With Wrestlemania 29 being held outside on the East Coast on Sunday, how is WWE prepared to deal with the weather?

This isn't WWE's first trip to the rodeo and they're prepared to deal with the elements. The ring canvas will be covered like it was last year in Miami. The forecast looks good as of this writing as there is only a 20% chance of rain. It's going to be a little cool but given the fact the show is taking place in the northeast in April, it could be much worse.

Growing up as a fan I remember managers having a bigger role in stroylines and getting mid carders of. The stable of wrestlers that Bobby Heenan, Jimmy Hart got over were awesome. Why are stables no longer built around managers?

I hear a lot from readers that complain about the lack of managers in today's product but I disagree. Paul Heyman flanks CM Punk and Brock Lesnar, Alberto Del Rio has Ricardo Rodriguez, Dolph Ziggler has AJ Lee, Jack Swagger has Zeb Colter, Vickie Guerrero has a large role, etc. Managers are still a part of the wrestling business and will continue to have a role in helping talent get over on the stick. Heenan and Hart were two of the best but this is not a part of the business that's extinct.

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