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CM Punk The Face Of WWE?, Vince's Creative Meeting With Heyman, WWE's Shot At UFC, How Ryback Got Over

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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Do you think CM Punk assaulting the fan proves he doesn't have what it takes to be the face of the company?

CM Punk isn't the face of the company, that role still belongs to John Cena. While Punk is clearly "option 1B," no one is going to look at Punk as bigger than Cena. I'm not saying I enjoy Cena's character over Punk's either because as a 27-year-old, I prefer the former but in terms of standing amongst the WWE office, Cena is their guy. As for the incident doing any damage to Punk's influence and overall position in the company, read this article on Richard's Backstage Blog.

Given the creative team changes in WWE what is the latest on Vince McMahon and Paul Heyman meeting?

As we reported exclusively here on Premium, Vince McMahon met with Paul Heyman last week to discuss WWE creative ideas. A spot on the creative team was not offered to Heyman but Vince did speak with him after the ratings debacle. Creative changes took place and we are still awaiting full details on how everything was put back together.

With WWE promoting the fact Smackdown had three times more viewers than UFC's Ultimate Fighter, do you think Vince McMahon is trying to start another war or just toot his own horn?

The "Did You Know?" fact was a shot at UFC as part of an ongoing set of ribs from Vince McMahon to Dana White. Why you may ask? I covered that in detail here on Richard's Backstage Blog. In short, until Dana stands up to Vince, it's not going to stop.

What do you feel is the biggest reason Ryback has gotten over?

Ryback has persevered through turmoil and is on the brink of becoming a viable main event worker. I'll be the first to admit I thought the gimmick was doomed for failure but Ryback continued to shrug off adversity and do the only thing he can control which is play his character. He was over like rover on this week's Raw and is taking advantage of a rare opportunity by having Vince McMahon support him. The message I felt Vince sent to the locker room on this week's show was "step up" or "step out" and I feel Ryback has "stepped up" when everyone including the fans and his co-workers doubted him.

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