Am I the only person seeing the whole CM Punk departure as storyline? I can see Triple H & Kane vs. Daniel Bryan as an advertised two on one handicap match but Punk comes from the crowd to make it an epic tag match. How far off base could I be?
You aren't the only one, as the feeling amongst many of the workers has been very skeptical of the legitimacy over CM Punk's WWE departure. The skepticism comes from Punk refusing to respond to text messages and phone calls and not having any contact with people in WWE. However, I can tell you with a high degree of certainly this is not part of a storyline. CM Punk was upset and went home. Vince McMahon went to extraordinary efforts to get Punk back for Raw this week but it didn't happen. There's always a chance he comes back and works Wrestlemania, however, that chance continues to diminish the closer to April we get. If WWE is somehow able to get Punk back it will be because of the efforts of Vince McMahon and not because the entire ordeal was a work. I realize there are going to be some readers that believe otherwise, however, that's just not the case.
Is WWE going to change their company logo eventually? I have seen the WWE Network logo featured in the WrestleMania 31 logo and also the new company jet had it.
I spoke about this in the latest Premium Mailbag, noting it was a good possibility the WWE Network logo becomes the company's new logo. One reader pointed to the fact that the side plates to the NXT Championship belt have been changed from the current WWE logo to the WWE Network logo. You are also correct in that it is the WWE logo on next year's Wrestlemania 31 logo and it's the one on the new corporate jet.
What's the latest on the original Sin Cara, a/k/a Mistico, fighting for the Sin Cara character?
Luis Ignascio is fighting WWE for the gimmick and is wrestling under it in Mexico. Apparently he worked a recent AAA taping under a different character because the promotion didn't want trouble from WWE legal. Ignascio claims by May he'll have full control of the gimmick. I find it humorous that he recently trolled Hunico on Twitter by Re-Tweeting a follower that said Hunico moves like a duck. You can check it out below:
Is there any update on Sting?
There is no update on Sting at this time. I haven't heard his name in weeks although the last I heard, TNA was telling ticket holders to upcoming shows he no longer works there. The overwhelming belief is he is headed to WWE but we still cannot confirm a contract has been signed. Attached to the rumors that Sting is WWE bound is he is not in the Wrestlemania XXX plans.
From the Ask WNW vault…
February 2012: Now that he is on the same level as guys like John Cena & Randy Orton, how much stroke does CM Punk have backstage? - CM Punk has accumulated a large amount of stroke backstage in WWE after his run last summer. Not only was Punk able to negotiate a new WWE contract but he was able to convince WWE to buy the rights to “Cult of Personality” by Living Color to use as his theme song. While that may seem minimal to a lot of people, getting to pick your own entrance music in WWE is no small thing. Randy Orton did an interview several years ago complaining about workers not being able to pick their own entrance music.
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