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Comparing Anderson/Swagger, Chair Shots, AJ's Title Shot, WWE App, Rebuilding Orton

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Why does Jack Swagger still have a job when Ken Anderson was released from WWE for being "reckless"?

Ken Anderson was released from his WWE contract because both John Cena and Randy Orton went to WWE officials about him. Orton was so upset after this blown suplex on the 5/25/09 episode of Raw, he said he wouldn't work with Anderson again. This was Anderson's final WWE match. Jack Swagger is a different situation but I think many were surprised that he wasn't released after his arrest only days after winning the 2013 Elimination Chamber. I don't wish for anyone to lose their job and understand mistakes in the ring happen. I do find it mind boggling with guys get big opportunities and go out and get arrested.

So far I've seen 3-4 classic matches with chair shots to the head. Every time I watch, the frame freezes and skips to the second after the chair was used (example here). Why is WWE doing this?

In January 2010, in accordance with their Wellness Program, WWE enacted an outright ban on chair shots to the head. Past footage is edited to reflect the company's position so it is not interpreted that they condone them. I'm usually pretty liberal when it comes to what is off-limits but I absolutely agree with banning chair shots to the head. Given what we now know about concussions and long-term effects on the brain, there's no reason for someone to take a steel chair over the head.

When will AJ Lee get her shot at the WWE Divas Championship?

I felt like AJ Lee would challenge for the Divas Championship at Extreme Rules on Sunday, however, I'm under the impression the match was pulled when Dolph Ziggler was ruled out. I'll still be surprised if they do nothing with the Divas [at the pay-per-view] but there's nothing on the card heading into the show.

Do you find it annoying how much WWE promoted their App on Raw this week?

A lot of readers get annoyed with constant Twitter mentions or App plugs on Monday Night Raw but I'm not as bothered by them. They're promoting things they feel engage their viewers and will ultimately help retain and grow audience. I have the WWE App and while I'm bias, I think the Wrestling News World iPhone App and Dirt Sheet win hands down. See what I did there?

I'm a big fan of Randy Orton but what's the reason for his regression over the years and is there any way his career can be saved?

Randy Orton was sent back to the mid-card following another Wellness violation last year, however, Orton fans have reason to be very optimistic about his future a year later. Not only is WWE light on top talent but they're clearly building Orton back up. No, they haven't turned him heel but he's in a better position now than he's been since he was suspended.

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