Gimmick PPVs, Goldust vs. Cody Rhodes, Trent Barreta & Kofi Kingston, Lesnar At Wrestlemania

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.

Does having pay-per-views like Elimination Chamber, Hell in a Cell and TLC hurt the prestige of the gimmick matches and cause them to lose luster?

No, I like the way WWE has handled their B-level pay-per-views with the gimmicks. I'm not a big fan of gimmick matches but when used correctly, they work. WWE has been able to integrate the gimmicks into their B-level shows, making them more meaningful and giving viewers a reason to order, without killing the gimmick matches themselves. They've done this by putting the gimmicks on one or two "main event" matches of the show but not making every bout on the card a gimmick. I do not feel the gimmicks should be completely exclusive to their respective pay-per-views as I would have no problem with a Money in the Bank ladder match at Wrestlemania. That was talked about for this year's show but upon last check, they've decided against it.

Given these two factors: 1) The huge pop Goldust got at the Royal Rumble and 2) This past Super Bowl pitting two brothers against each other drawing the largest crowd in Super Bowl history, is Vince McMahon giving any more thought to a Wrestlemania matchup between Cody Rhodes and Goldust?

Vince McMahon was said to be pleased with the work between Goldust and Cody Rhodes at Royal Rumble and not completely opposed to the brother vs. brother appeal. However, as of this writing, Goldust is not under WWE contract and there are no plans for this match at Wrestlemania. The fact people continue asking me tells me there is interest in it and no one can deny the pop at Royal Rumble.

Do you know the real reason behind the Twitter exchange between Trent Barreta and Kofi Kingston?

I asked around to see if anyone knew the reason why Trent Barreta called Kofi Kingston an "a-hole" and no one knew. "I didn't think Kofi had beef with anyone," one source commented. Your guess is as good as mine and if we find out, we'll update. You can see how it went down at this link.

With Brock Lesnar's return on WWE Raw and his subsequent "attack" on Mr. McMahon, do you see another feud with Triple H at Wrestlemania?

Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H at Wrestlemania 29 seems to be the direction they are going but nothing is final until it actually happens.

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