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Latest On Matt Hardy, Brock Lesnar Hated?, Divas After Departures, Where WWE Goes With Ryback

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What's the latest on Matt Hardy?

Matt Hardy put the word out on Sunday that he was going to be fine. He was significantly injured at the Extreme Rising show on Saturday in Pennsylvania. Hardy was seen throwing up at ringside and initially showed no sign of movement. He was able to get up and is believed to have suffered a concussion. Hardy put out a YouTube video on his status that you can view at this link.

Was Brock Lesnar really hated when he was a top guy in WWE back in the early 2000s?

Brock Lesnar hated the WWE way of life, didn't like being on the road all the time and was known for being a prima donna backstage. This business isn't for everyone and Lesnar didn't care how much money he was making, he didn't have the passion that is required to work as a pro wrestler. As with anyone, some liked him and others didn't but the bottom-line is he didn't like always being on the road. Things are much different with Brock in WWE today as he is very disconnected to the business as he does what he is told and collects his paycheck.

Given all the Divas that have left WWE over the past few months, what's the latest on the division?

Eve Torres is the new face of the WWE Divas division with Kaitlyn and Aksana also having significant roles. AJ Lee is basically where Eve was several months ago when she was the "executive assistant" of John Laurinaitis, as she is in a prominent role but not currently a viable challenger for the Divas Championship. There are clearly big plans to push Tamina Snuka as a heel in a role where she is friendly with Vickie Guerrero. While WWE could give programs for the Divas Championship more build, I don't completely agree with Edge that there are no opportunities. AJ Lee has a huge opportunity right now in a very prominent angle on Raw with Vickie and John Cena.

With Ryback basically losing again where does WWE go from here?

WWE is in a world of trouble with Ryback following what was essentially a loss at Survivor Series. Let me be clear. I'm excited to see Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins get called up to the main WWE roster but I hate how Ryback was booked at both Hell in a Cell and Survivor Series. The premise for Ryback's character is that he is the "unstoppable monster" that needs to be "fed more." As soon as he's "fed," he can't handle it. Some people are taking this as me being high up on Ryback over the IWC darlings, which is unfounded. I'd be fine with guys like Punk, Daniel Bryan, Cesaro, etc. running the company without guys like Ryback being in the main event picture. However, now that Ryback has been chosen for a push they have to push him. The blatant lack of confidence in putting him over compounded with the holding pattern they are in with Punk for Royal Rumble is making for intolerable booking. Either push him or don't book him in the main event. At this point Ryback means nothing more than a mid-card talent and he's lost a significant amount of steam.

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