Full WWE Network Details, Time To Admit Failure With Batista, Harper & Rowan Rising Up, Three Scenarios For Daniel Bryan At Wrestlemania XXX

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Are there plans for WWE to air studio shows on the WWE Network?

There are plans for a daily studio show to begin airing on WWE Network this summer. It is not included on the initial launch. We've extensively covered the historic launch of WWE Network with a look at what's available, latest Raw and Smackdown replays, a recap of the 9:01 AM EST launch, reported problems and the disclaimer on programming that includes Chris Benoit. I've also been actively Tweeting details and answering questions at Twitter.com/wnwdotcom.

With Batista getting such a poor crowd reaction at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, is it not a huge risk having him face Randy Orton in the main event of Wrestlemania XXX?

WWE has officially announced Randy Orton vs. Batista for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania XXX following Batista's Royal Rumble victory and Orton going over at Elimination Chamber. I do not see how the company will be able to do it. They tried extremely hard at Elimination Chamber to get Batista over as a babyface but the crowd didn't buy it. Even after the cheap heel beatdown by Alberto Del Rio, the crowd was booing Batista and made Del Rio the babyface. It's time that Vince McMahon and Triple H wave the white flag and realize they're going to have to turn Batista. As for the title match at Wrestlemania, all can be well if they insert Daniel Bryan as a triple threat but I'll have more on that below.

What were your thoughts on Luke Harper & Erick Rowan at Elimination Chamber? They really impressed me and it's good to see them getting more chances.

All six men were very impressive in The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family at Elimination Chamber on Sunday night. The bout was without a doubt a Match of the Year candidate and one of the best things you'll see on WWE television. One of my issues with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan when they had that program with Daniel Bryan and CM Punk was that they lacked sufficient build and the program was beneath Bryan and Punk. This was a nice way to bring them along as they've been pushed differently than The Shield, who are perceived as more as equals. With the Wyatt Family, Bray is the clear leader and in the plans to work John Cena at Wrestlemania. That said, all six men, who are inexperienced by WWE standards, thoroughly answered the call on Sunday night and stole the show.

With CM Punk quitting WWE, I believe the idea of Daniel Bryan vs. Triple won't work. Wouldn't it be better if it was Shawn Michaels as Bryan's opponent instead?

Shawn Michaels vs. Daniel Bryan for Wrestlemania XXX is a match that was talked about months ago, however, Shawn ultimately didn't agree to return to the ring. WWE has a few options for Daniel Bryan at the show in April. They can program him against Kane and have a grudge match between former partners, they can have him challenge The Authority and face Triple H or they can do the right thing and insert him into the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match. If they do not put Bryan in the title match at Wrestlemania, I'll grab my blow horn and be one of the loudest critics out there, however, everyone crapping on Elimination Chamber because Bryan didn't go over needs to hold on. The push is on for Daniel Bryan. It probably wasn't the original plan but Michael Cole's "outrage" and the way Bryan was booked at the pay-per-view, indicates the kayfabe tie-in. With all due respect to Mick Foley, I believe he's getting worked here. The outrage over the Royal Rumble match was justified, however, they've now rolled this into an angle. If Bryan ends up in a meaningless undercard match at Wrestlemania, I'll criticize loudly but I'm willing to give the company a chance to make things right.

From the Ask WNW vault…

May 2013: What are your thoughts on Bray Wyatt? - I’m very high up on Bray Wyatt and as with Curtis Axel, it’s a tremendous upgrade from Husky Harris. There are very few workers that you can’t find a lot of bad stuff about and Bray is one of those guys. From John Cena on down the line, people have raved about Wyatt’s work. A lot of readers complain about WWE changing gimmicks and blowing up factions from NXT to the main roster. This isn’t happening with the Wyatt Family and I’m excited to see what they’ll bring.

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