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Del Rio's Title Win, The Shield Wrestling, Planning Matches, Bill DeMott, Edge Update

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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How long do you see Alberto Del Rio's latest title reign last? Has the company finally put some faith in him?

I was surprised to see Alberto Del Rio go over at last week's Smackdown taping so it's almost like a state of shock I find myself in with his booking. Some have speculated Del Rio winning the title is a way to get the belt on Dolph Ziggler but I haven't heard anything to back that. WWE is clearly pushing Del Rio as a top babyface in the company and it will be interesting to watch the progression on Raw.

After the way The Shield tore the house down at the TLC PPV in December, it seems that they are more than capable of holding their own in the ring. Why has WWE kept from booking the Shield in matches on television?

WWE knows that Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose are capable of working at a very high level and even Roman Reigns impressed everyone at the pay-per-view last month. Their booking on television has to do with their storyline of "fighting for injustice" and it has nothing to do with a lack of confidence in their in-ring skills.

Since every aspect of the Royal Rumble match is planned out, I was wondering if it was the same with other multi-participant matches, such as Money in the Bank and Elimination Chamber, or are they improvised with certain spots in mind?

All matches in WWE are 100% scripted whether they involve two participants or forty (as was the case with the Royal Rumble match a couple years ago). As I mentioned last week, it would be a disaster if the producers just let workers "wing it" live in the ring. There is a plan for all matches, it begins with the creative team and goes to the producers who communicate the plan with the workers involved. It's then up to the workers to collaborate on what spots will be done to make the match work.

Has Bill DeMott been released from the WWE?

I never heard anything from my sources regarding Bill DeMott and was confused with reports of his termination. At the same time his release was being reported, DeMott posted a photo of him with Michael Cole, JBL, Road Dogg and Scott Armstrong on Twitter. DeMott responded to reports, saying there was no truth to them.

Will Edge be on the 20th Anniversary of WWE Raw?

Edge will not appear on the 20th Anniversary of WWE Raw due to a "loss in the family." You can read more at this link.

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