- Regarding The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania XXX, this is a bout Undertaker pitched to WWE officials prior to his match against CM Punk at Wrestlemania 29 in 2013. Over the course of the last year, the bout has only hit one significant speed bump and it happened after Undertaker had more hip surgery. We were told at the time Undertaker had grown hesitant of a bout with Lesnar, feeling he might not be able have a good match with Brock given his more physical style. However, that match has been very much back on in recent weeks and as I mentioned in Wednesday's Ask WNW, is something that's on as of today.
- We continue to get emails from readers that want to know the latest on Hulk Hogan and Sting. They're two different situations. Hogan isn't talking with TNA and WWE is looking to sign him to a contract that will based around merchandise and licensing opportunities. Going back to the earliest mentions of a possible Hogan return, neither Vince McMahon nor Triple H wanted a deal for Hogan being contingent on a Wrestlemania XXX bout. However, one of the reasons why their interest is so high is because they feel he can entice lapsed fans to subscribe to the forthcoming WWE Network.
As for Sting, he was believed to be getting close to a WWE contract a couple of weeks ago. However, as of TNA's European tour, there were workers that thought there was still a chance he return to TNA Wrestling. TNA made re-signing Sting a priority late last year and were not asking him to take as significant of a pay cut as what someone like AJ Styles or even Hogan were asked to take. I also heard the new Jeff Jarrett promotion felt they had a chance to land Sting but I just find it hard to believe that Sting would want to join a startup at this juncture of his career. If I had to make a bold prediction, it would be that Sting was headed to WWE but nothing is done until a deal is signed.
- One of my Twitter followers asked me about a rumor about Alberto Del Rio possibly leaving WWE. To accurately address this, we need to go back a couple of years. Del Rio has a history of getting upset and threatening to leave when things don't go his way. Remember the closed door meeting he had with Vince McMahon after he was pulled from No Way Out due to concussion symptoms but scheduled for TVs? The one thing to note here is WWE has never seen Del Rio as someone in it for the long-haul but more as someone they could push immediately as a top star but would ultimately retire and return to Mexico.