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Ring Of Fire, Heat On Wade Barrett?, Power Of WWE Brand, John Cena's Promo

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Is the Ring of Fire match between Bray Wyatt and Kane at SummerSlam just another name for an Inferno Match?

The Ring of Fire match between Bray Wyatt and Kane at SummerSlam is a variation of an Inferno Match although I'm not sure the exact difference. I'm under the impression the ring will be surrounded by fire but I was just as confused as everyone else when the match was announced. There have been four inferno matches in WWE, with the stipulation being that the winning participant has to set their opponent on fire to get the victory. Out of the four instances, Kane has been involved in all of them. The last time we saw the bout in WWE was at the Armageddon pay-per-view on December 17, 2006. WWE's official preview to Kane vs. Bray Wyatt at SummerSlam is online at this link.

Not too long ago, Wade Barrett was in for a big push but now he's doing jobs to everyone. What happened?

We heard there was some backstage heat on Wade Barrett, although have been unable to figure out why. In the same breath, we're also told that Vince McMahon has suggested they push Barrett again this fall. I do not take his involvement with Daniel Bryan as a bad thing although his job is to make Bryan look good heading into SummerSlam.

Are there any plans for a new season of WWE Tough Enough?

There are no plans as of this writing for a new season of WWE Tough Enough. While the show has been successful in terms of viewership and ratings, it hasn't been successful in producing viable stars. Sure, some contestants found their way to WWE but the concept didn't translate as seamlessly as some had hoped. However, given the success of Total Divas, the WWE brand is as strong as ever. The company's ability to air a show on a network outside of their core demographics and have success goes to show how well structured they are as an entertainment company. Total Divas is only expanding WWE's audience and that is good for everyone.

Was there a hidden message in John Cena's promo on this week's Raw when he said WWE was the NFL of pro wrestling and if fired, he wouldn't work anywhere else? Does he think he is too good to work for a smaller company or is he a corporate suck up?

John Cena really does eat, sleep and breath WWE. He's the face of the company, he's making a fortune and he's the top guy in the largest and most successful pro wrestling company in the world. What he said about WWE being the NFL of pro wrestling is accurate. I don't know about his claim that he wouldn't work anywhere else but Cena isn't going anywhere so it's a moot point.

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