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Brock Lesnar's Backstage Meltdown, RVD's TNA Contract Status, The End Of The Brand Extension?, A Wrestler's Diet

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.

Yesterday you reported that Brock Lesnar "blew up" backstage at Extreme Rules. What happened and what was it all about?

Brock Lesnar went nuts backstage at Extreme Rules after his match with John Cena but as I reported exclusively here on Premium, many feel it was a work on the boys and Internet fans. In the aforementioned article, I highlight specifically what happened and why people feel it was a work. I highly recommend reading it if you want full details on a rather bizarre situation.

When does Rob Van Dam's contract with TNA expire and what are the chances he goes back to WWE?

Rob Van Dam's TNA contract is up in March 2013. There was talk late last year/early this year that he could be interested in a WWE return but ultimately he decided to stay with TNA and work another year.

Now that Daniel Bryan is the number one contender for the WWE Championship does this mean that brand exclusivity is pretty much a thing of the past, except when it comes to touring?

Ever since WWE changed Raw to the "Supershow" concept the brand extension has meant less because workers from both Raw and Smackdown appear on the flagship show. This was done in order to give the shows more of a flow (pushed for by Triple H) and to carry more of Raw's audience over to SyFy on Friday nights. There was talk of completely foregoing the Draft this year because the Raw Supershow concept and the brand extension means less now than it has since its inception. Plans are constantly changing so we'll see where it goes but I am a fan of Raw Supershow with Smackdown still being a separate brand. It gives the company the best of both worlds.

What does a wrestler's diet usually consist of?

This is an interesting question but a relevant one as you can look at a lot of the physiques in WWE and TNA and know that many of the workers are in great shape. Life on the road and eating healthy is a very difficult thing to do but it is possible. Workers try and eat as healthy as possible while also using different types of meal-replacement supplements. People like Daniel Bryan, who is a vegan, have an even harder time in trying to find good vegan food at an airport. It all comes down to discipline and being mindful of everything they put in their bodies. Cody Rhodes had an interesting comment about learning to diet in an interview I recapped earlier this morning here at

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