Evan Bourne's Long Road To Recovery, WWE GMs, Turning John Cena, Unionizing Pro Wrestling

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Is there any new news on Evan Bourne? How he's doing and return?

Evan Bourne continues to work hard training and undergo physical therapy for his seriously injured foot. He regularly provides updates on his status on his official Twitter account at this link. Bourne's injury is severe in nature and there is no timetable currently available for his return to WWE.

Do the General Managers for Raw and/or Smackdown have any real responsibilities?

No, the General Manager roles are 100% storyline. Everything they do/say is pre-planned by the writers and producers and their only role is to play the character just as an actor would in a movie.

Does the fact WWE refuses to turn John Cena heel limit where they can go in terms or writing storylines. After all one of the best angles in wrestling history was the heel turn of Hulk Hogan.

I, along with most readers, would encourage an all-out heel turn for John Cena for much-needed character progression. WWE won't do it because he's the company's top draw and Vince McMahon remains pleased with the merchandise he moves. The mentality is if it isn't broke why fix it? I agree there would be a way to turn Cena to perhaps top the turn of Hogan but it's up to WWE creative and ultimately Vince McMahon.

With growing concerns from WWE talent about the pay and compensation they are receiving; can you see a union for professional wrestlers forming in the future?

We get questions from time-to-time about a pro wrestling union with the issue really being brought the the forefront after the Benoit tragedy, however, I don’t see how it would be possible. Performer’s contracts in WWE are signed as independent contractor agreements, where the workers agree they are not classified as employees even though the company stipulates very specifically when and where they can work. Former workers have challenged the contracts in court, however, they are iron clad in terms of validity and enforcement.

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