Sin Cara’s WWE Return, Why The Rock Can’t Go Over, How WWE Won The War, Being Entertained With Insider Info

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What happened to Sin Cara?

Sin Cara suffered a torn ACL at WWE Survivor Series last November and isn't expected back until this summer. I know some readers have speculated him being involved at Wrestlemania, however, it doesn't seem likely given the initial 6-9 month recovery timetable for his injury.

With The Rock vs. John Cena at Wrestlemania XXVIII, what would be the point of Rock going over Cena if he's not staying in WWE to wrestle?

I have talked about the finish of The Rock vs. John Cena at Wrestlemania a lot and I expect to talk about it a lot more as we continue on the road to the pay-per-view. In yesterday's WNW Premium Mailbag, I echoed your thoughts in The Rock can't go over clean if he's not going to remain with WWE. The match finish is going to be very tricky to book and a lot of people are hopeful there will be some type of character progression for John Cena.

My question is simple.. What if the NWA and WCW didn't split and if the NWO never happened.. Do you think WWE would even be around?

The "what if" game provides endless debates and answers, however, you need to remember things were not good in the early days of WCW. It wasn't until Eric Bischoff came into WCW and launched Monday Nitro that they became a legitimate threat to the business of WWE and Vince McMahon. Nitro, along with the nWo angle, nearly put WWE out of business so I don't quite understand why you believe the nWo helped WWE. The nWo hurt WWE and if it were not for the success of DeGeneration X, Steve Austin and The Rock, things could be vastly different today.

Do you miss the excitement of surprises in wrestling? What I mean is since you know beforehand exclusive knowledge from various sources do you miss NOT knowing what will happen next and the surprise of the event?

Knowing what is going to happen can alter one's perception of the product, which is why I have to be careful the way in which I interpret programming. The easiest way to do this is by asking a very simple question - am I being entertained? If the answer is yes, I am high up on the match/angle. If the answer is no, I'll express my displeasure. There are portions of smarks that are impossible to please because their expectations are unattainable due to preconceived mindsets of what they think should happen. One of the hardest things about being an insider is keeping it simple and not over-analyzing based on information obtained beforehand.

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