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IC Title, Impact Changing Timeslots, Cena Boring Chants, Should Ryback Join The Shield?

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.

Why does it seem that the WWE Intercontinental Championship doesn't hold the same importance as it used too?

Some will argue the Intercontinental Championship isn't as prestigious because there are two World title belts and why I think the number of titles certainly plays a factor, it comes down to the company's vision for the belt. A title has prestige when it means something. The problem is when the titleholder is put under clean in a non-title match; no one takes the belt seriously. The counter point to this is, "well this shows anything can happen." My response is why not just change the belt? My steps in restoring prestige to the Intercontinental title are eliminating the US strap and no longer booking the IC champ to go under in a non-title match. The strap could then be used to help elevate an up and coming worker.

Why is TNA switching time slots again? Do they actually think the ratings will increase with the 'new' time slot?

TNA announced the time slot change as a result of last week's low viewership. When the audience gets that low, it precipitates immediate action. As I noted in my original report, when TNA drew 1.1 million viewers with their final Monday Impact, they immediately reverted back to Thursday nights. The bottom-line is low numbers like we saw last week prove that something just isn't working.

How can WWE ignore the "boring" chants during John Cena promos here lately?

John Cena just didn't start drawing "boring" chants. He's drawn this kind of reaction from IWCers for years now and WWE bills him as the star that garners the biggest reaction of any worker in the company. The only way we are going to see a change to the Cena character/gimmick is if it stops drawing.

Should Ryback join The Shield?

The Shield features three guys with ridiculously good in-ring skills and mic work. Ryback hasn't proven himself on either. Admittedly, he's got a better look but that's becoming less and less relevant in the business today. I don't see how adding Ryback to The Shield benefits anyone and think it would damage one of the best things WWE has going for them.

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