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Darren Young's Decision To Come Out, WWE Referees, Randy Savage To The WWE HoF?, Punk vs. Austin

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Darren Young

Vince McMahon has been known to use legitimate situations and put them into WWE storylines. Do you see WWE doing this with Darren Young announcing that he is gay?

Regardless if WWE decides to incorporate Darren Young's sexuality in storyline they are going to have to be careful with how they book him. This story has picked up a lot of steam and Young's stock has raised considerably. Knowing how Vince McMahon thinks, I wouldn't be surprised if he capitalized on all the mainstream attention. However, let's not forget if Young gets pushed, it won't be based solely on his decision to come out. Young has worked very hard to get where he is and it wasn't him that made a big deal out of revealing his sexual orientation.

With the news of Darren Young coming out, how do you think this will impact WWE? By the way, major respect to him.

I only see good things to come out of Darren Young announcing that he's gay. The message it sends is that it's OK to live your life your way, like Triple H said Thursday morning. The response has been overwhelmingly positive and I think most people share my sentiment in that they are very proud of Darren Young. I'm proud of Darren as both a professional and as a person. He's worked extremely hard and it takes a lot of courage to come out as a public figure.

Do you see Earl or Dave Hebner returning to WWE?

I don't see either Earl or Dave Hebner returning to WWE but who knows, maybe Brian Hebner will get a look one day. However, the company seems to be loaded with talented referees and it's worth noting that former TNA senior official Rudy Charles is now in WWE developmental.

Do you ever see "Macho Man" Randy Savage being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame?

According to Lanny Poffo, WWE reached out to him about inducting Randy Savage into the Hall of Fame before Wrestlemania 28 in Miami. A deal obviously didn't get done but that tells me it's likely to happen at some point. You can read our initial coverage at this link.

I would love a CM Punk vs. Steve Austin match since Austin was arguably the best in his era while Punk has established himself in his own right. What are your thoughts?

I am all for a CM Punk vs. Steve Austin match at Wrestlemania. I think Punk and Austin would even like to do it but this is going to come down to how much WWE is willing to pay Austin to work. Austin has gone out of his way to say he's healthy for one more match so the ball is in WWE's court. Punk vs. Austin would be a top draw and you would be hard pressed to find someone that would not want to see it happen.

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