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TNA Changing Announce Teams, Explaining The WWE Network With Possible Price Points, Big Johnny's Return To TV

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 TNA change announcers halfway through Impact Wrestling?

As noted here on, the decision to change announce teams halfway through Impact Wrestling was one made by Eric Bischoff. This is what they did on WCW Nitro as Bischoff feels it helps breakup the show from getting monotonous. I actually agree with the concept and wouldn't mind WWE switching announcers during their three-hour Raw broadcasts.

Regarding the WWE Network, can you explain what a premium subscription model is and will it be available in the United Kingdom?

A premium subscription model is a channel in which you pay a monthly fee to have access too. The best example I can give is HBO as viewers must pay a fee that is added directly to their cable/satellite bill in order to have access. We reported here on Premium in July there was talk of launching the channel at $14.95 per month and increasing it within the first 30 months of launch by two small increases to eventually reach $19.95 per month. As for the network being available in the United Kingdom, I heard clearances were more available overseas than they were in the United States. We even reported there was talk about the UK getting the WWE Network before the US.

Are there still plans to see John Laurinaitis back on WWE television?

There are still plans for John Laurinaitis to return to WWE TV as an on-air authority figure, however, he's been off the road recovering from shoulder surgery. While no longer the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations, he had been working as a producer prior to taking time off to have surgery.

What was the worst mistake in WWE history?

Normally I shy away from questions such as this because they are widely debatable, however, I have to think the planned “funeral” for the Mr. McMahon character that was scheduled the night we learned of the death of Chris Benoit (June 25, 2007) and his family was the worst mistake in WWE history. Not only that but the tribute show that replaced it as we learned of the heinous details behind the crimes Benoit committed in the final days of his life.

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