Eric Bischoff's Comments, CM Punk Walking Out, Undertaker, Ziggler Overrated?

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.

What's your response to Eric Bishoff's recent comments about him keeping track of 'dirt sheets' and labeling 'wrestling experts' as uneducated and small minded people that don't know as much as they think they do? Do you see yourself as one of those 'experts'?

I am well aware that most people in the business follow this website. Even those that claim they do not, can't help but read what is written about them. I have no problem with Eric Bischoff's comments because he's more than welcome to have his own opinion. I'm not going to try and alter his opinion or prove my expertise because that's not the reason I do what I do for a living. I operate this website to provide people with an insider prospective on the business. I can't control anything but what is carried on this website and I'll proudly stand by my contributions. I started in November 1999 as a kid with a dream and have gone on to watch shows from backstage, interview WWE Hall of Famers and break thousands of exclusive stories. The main reason for my success is readers like you reading each day and for that, I am forever grateful.

What does CM Punk "walking out" on the crowd on this week's WWE Raw mean?

I saw someone on Twitter joke that CM Punk "lost his smile" on this week's WWE Raw. As I reported here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com, the promo was done to write Punk off television. He's not traveling overseas as he's taking some much needed (and deserved) time off. Punk is advertised for the 4/29 episode of WWE Raw from Columbus, Ohio.

Do you see Undertaker's latest run as a "farewell tour" or just a way to sale tickets and utilize him while they can?

I stressed prior to Undertaker vs. CM Punk at Wrestlemania 29 that Undertaker couldn't be counted on in future plans because he's nearing the end of his career. Then he goes out and not only appears to be in phenomenal physical shape but has yet another outstanding Wrestlemania match. I'm always careful to speculate about the end of someone's career because truly, no one knows. We are very fortunate to experience Undertaker in his current form and every show, every appearance should be treated with a certain level of respect in that we are watching one of the greatest, if not the greatest, perform at a high level. As I stated following the pay-per-view a couple weeks ago, we need to start having the conversation about Undertaker being the greatest of all time. If I lived in London, I wouldn't want to miss next week's shows.

Do you think that Dolph Ziggler's character and in-ring capabilities kind of overrated?

I think the exact opposite - Dolph Ziggler's character and in-ring capabilities are underrated by WWE. Dolph is a guy that has had some of the best work in the company over the past couple years yet he's booked without confidence. This goes right along with CM Punk's comments about WWE starting and stopping on guys. One week he's going over for the title, the next he's pinned clean on free TV by Jack Swagger. I understand this is the "bigger picture" but I feel Ziggler is a guy if WWE really got behind could become a major star like CM Punk.

Remember questions with proper spelling and grammar standing the best chance of getting answered. The next installment of Ask WNW is scheduled to run on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

Check out the Ask WNW archive at this link.

Submit questions to: AskWNW@wrestlingnewsworld.com!

Related Articles