When the Undertaker recovers from his concussion, will he make one final appearance to say goodbye?
To the best of my knowledge Undertaker is not in any WWE plans for the immediate future. If you missed it on Wednesday, Steve Austin stated that Undertaker has agreed to do an interview with him. This is when I would expect a lot of questions to be answered. I honestly do not see Undertaker competing again and feel he should be a "first ballot" WWE Hall of Famer and should headline the Class of 2015.
Do you think the whole CM Punk issue is a work? The fact that WWE haven't moved his profile to the alumni section of dot com makes me hopeful that he may return at any moment.
The situation with CM Punk is not a work. I know there are conspiracy theorists that are going to dispute that no matter what anyone says but I can tell you it's 100% a shoot. As for CM Punk's profile on dot com, he's still under a WWE Performer's Contract and will be until July. The plan with Punk since Vince McMahon was unable to get him back for Raw in Chicago in March was to leave him alone and hope he gets the itch to come back on his own.
Why did WWE let new Diva Paige from NXT take the title away from AJ Lee? Is Vince McMahon trying to stick it to her because of the CM Punk situation?
Vince McMahon has done the exact opposite. He's high up on AJ Lee and wants her as happy as possible because of her connection to CM Punk. This is why she was put over at Wrestlemania XXX after already securing the longest Divas Championship reign in company history. As for Paige coming in and going over, WWE "turned the page" on Monday night and gave a big rub to a top-level prospect. In my opinion it couldn't have been booked better and I expect big things from Paige.
Does WWE have any way of monitoring the ratings of live or even pre-recorded events that air on the WWE Network? Or are they in the dark on who's watching what when?
I am not familiar with the administrative capabilities of the WWE Network, however, I imagine the company can target everything from who is watching what when to when is the last time a subscriber logged in. The technology is so good they have complete control what works and what doesn't work.
Is this whole thing with Summer Rae and Fandango a work or a shoot?
The split between Summer Rae and Fandango is a work, playing out on Twitter like it's a shoot. It's good for the ratings of both Total Divas and WWE programming. Here's the latest:
From the Ask WNW vault…
October 2013: What is the worst injury you have ever seen in the wrestling business? - Unfortunately, this is a relatively long list. Jesse Sorensen’s injury against Zema Ion at TNA Against All Odds last year was absolutely terrifying. Droz’s injury against D-Lo Brown was horrible, Steve Austin’s neck injury against Owen Hart was unforgettable. I think everyone remembers Sid Vicious’ compound leg fracture in WCW against Scott Steiner. We could go on and on but I think you get my point. There are far too many to just pick one and I wish I didn’t have to pick any. I don’t want to see anyone get injured under any circumstance. When they do, it’s my hope they are able to recover and get back in the ring. Everyone that steps through the curtain knows the risks and accepts it but it doesn’t make it any easier. People that celebrate injuries, based on what they think of a worker, are deplorable and highlight the lowest part of humanity.
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