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CM Punk The Face Of WWE, Fandango, Feed Me More, AJ Styles’ Return

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.
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Given how over CM Punk is right now, do you see him surpassing John Cena as the face of the company in the near future?

This is something I talked about extensively in the YouTube video I posted on Thursday. I don't know if Punk can surpass John Cena as the face of WWE. If anyone can, he can. This is why I've made a strong argument for Punk to beat The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 29 and end the streak. Punk is clearly ahead of any other full-time talent on the WWE roster, however, a loss to Undertaker does nothing to advance his cause, if not detracting from it. The thing I won't like about it is Punk had the WWE title for 434-days yet does consecutive jobs to The Rock, one to John Cena and even went under to Kane on Raw. Why is WWE trying to kill a guy capable of carrying the company? Punk over Undertaker needs to happen but I would be surprised if it does.

Are you as bored with Fandango character as everyone else? So boring and irritating.

WWE is trying to irritate people with Fandango, so if you're irritated, they've accomplished their goal. I've joked with readers on Facebook and Twitter about people "never getting his name right" so we don't have to endure the gimmick but the truth is we haven't seem much of a sample to give it a fair assessment. I find it peculiar the company pushes the gimmick in vignettes, takes them off, puts them back on then does what they are doing now with him "refusing to debut." It seems to highlight the indecision that goes on behind-the-scenes. Fandango is set to work The Great Khali on Smackdown, will he debut? Taping results are online at this link.

With the response the Chicago fans had chanting "feed me more" during Rob Terry's match on this week's Impact does this show how popular Ryback is and backs up his claim to deserve a heavyweight title run?

I'll start by saying I noticed the "feed me more" chants from the Chicago crowd during Rob Terry's match against Robbie E as well. My first reaction was, well we know the majority of fans are WWE fans. Ryback is over, despite being booked questionably, he is over. He wanted to challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania but the push went to Jack Swagger. I heard he wasn't happy about it and was pushing for a heel turn. One thing is clear, Ryback thinks he has what it takes to be "the guy" and wants an opportunity to prove it. I don't know if you saw his comments here but he doesn't think anyone has challenged John Cena for the top spot in WWE in the past decade. He also feels he has more to offer than Bill Goldberg. Ryback has the look and he is over but it will ultimately be up to Vince McMahon as to how far he'll go.

Do you see AJ Styles joining the Aces & 8's or possibly being revealed as the leader of Aces and Eights?

Mark Freeman wrote a cool piece here on that said if TNA plans to put AJ Styles in Aces and Eights, they made it look a little obvious on Thursday with the leather jacket. I don't know the creative direction of AJ Styles but as I stated earlier this week, I don't think the faction has been "solved" with Bully Ray. I am glad to see AJ back on television as Ken stated in TNA Blog Zone but it looks like a program with James Storm is imminent.

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