WWE Scooby Doo, Aces & 8s Members, Orton’s Big Disconnect, Heat On Part-Time Talent

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What happened to the production of WWE Scooby Doo?

WWE's joint production with Warner Bros. Animation and Hanna-Barbera for Scooby Doo: The Curse of the Ghost Bear is due out on Blu-ray, DVD, VOD and digital download next year. WWE personalities that did voiceover work for the film last August include Triple H, John Cena, Kane, The Miz, Brodus Clay, Santino Marella, Sin Cara, AJ Lee and Vince McMahon. This is something WWE is looking at doing more of.

I'm glad Wes Brisco and Garett Bischoff were finally revealed as members of the Aces and Eights faction. Is it just me or is this the worst kept secret in recent memory?

The Aces and Eights faction is a great storyline to spark viewer interest but TNA has hung with it for too long. I'm not saying Aces and Eights should be disbanded but they've waited too long to reveal its members. Everyone knew Brisco and Bischoff were behind the masks but TNA wanted to keep their identities unknown in hopes that it would keep viewers tuning in to find out.

How long is Randy Orton going to be a mid card performer? In my opinion Orton still gets the second biggest reaction behind John Cena then maybe CM Punk. When will we see him back in the main event picture?

Randy Orton's stock has fallen significantly since his "second" WWE Wellness policy violation in May 2012. There has been a disconnect between Orton and the WWE audience and that was made abundantly clear with the WWE Active voting on this week's Raw when Chris Jericho beat out Orton to face CM Punk. Orton isn't going anywhere but he's clearly not the "1b" he was prior to the latest strike. I can't tell you if/when he'll be rebuilt in the main event but a complete heel turn would be a good start.

With all the resentment towards The Rock, I am wondering why there isn't the same level towards either Triple H, The Undertaker or especially Brock Lesnar? Hasn't The Rock been more involved the passed three years then all of them?

Every name you mentioned has their critics but the critics of Triple H are the most quiet as he's going to be Vince McMahon's successor. It's also worth pointing out that while Hunter hasn't been actively involved in storylines, he's been more involved than anyone in the past three years as his backstage duties and responsibilities have increased significantly. Undertaker is very well respected and doesn't receive the same type of heat as Rock or Lesnar because he's still seen as a "WWE guy." It's not that Undertaker doesn't want to work the full-time WWE schedule; he's physically unable to do so. As I've noted on numerous occasions, criticism of The Rock is based on jealousy. Rock is a huge draw and his reign as WWE Champion is a good thing for the business. As for Brock Lesnar, he has his fair share of detractors for making millions of dollars for a part time schedule but the fact of the matter is he can outdraw the majority of the WWE roster. Lesnar is a guy that has minimal involvement with his storylines and matches and is basically there to collect a paycheck. He hates life on the road but has earned his money.

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