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WWE's Earnings Miss, Tough Enough Season Two, Which Match Should Close Wrestlemania XXVIII?, Referees/Wellness

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With bad WWE financial news and pay-per-view buys off, is WWE in trouble of going out of business?

WWE is a very solid company and isn't anywhere close to going out of business. They reported disappointing quarter four and overall 2011 earnings but Vince McMahon blamed 95% of it on WWE Studios and TV licensing deals. WWE is a diversified international powerhouse with multiple revenue streams geared for long-term success. There are clearly areas of concern, such as WWE Studios, but a firm foundation has been formed to keep them the top pro wrestling company in the world for the foreseeable future.

Though none of the contestants have made an impact (yet) in the WWE, are there plans to bring back Tough Enough after the ratings success of last year?

So far there are no plans for a second season of the revamped WWE Tough Enough although WWE officials were very happy with how the show did last year on the USA Network. If there is a second season, the training cast is expected to remain intact with Steve Austin, Bill DeMott, Booker T and Trish Stratus.

Which match do you see closing Wrestlemania XXVIII - The Rock vs. John Cena or Triple H vs. The Undertaker?

Usually this can be debated but this year I would be shocked if Wrestlemania XXVIII is not closed by The Rock vs. John Cena. Rock/Cena is a bout WWE has been building for an entire year and is what they’ve been leveraging the entire show on. It would be very difficult if not impossible for any match to follow Cena vs. Rock.

Are WWE referees held to the same standards when it comes to their Wellness Policy?

Yes, WWE referees are tested under the company Wellness Policy. Senior referee Mike Chioda was suspended for 30 days last August for his first violation of the WWE Wellness Policy and was the first referee to have a documented Wellness Policy suspension.

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