ASK-A-WAI: Questions Thread

Roy from Rhode Island

What positive traits from your own parents approaches do you hope to emulate (or feel you do emulate) in your own parenting?

If the somewhat old news of Jarrett planning live events is true, don’t you think that’s a bit of a mistake? They bulk tape everything on Dynamite and those rarely sell out anymore. Wouldn’t you just run Wednesdays for Dynamite, Fridays for Rampage and Elevation, and weekend PPVs instead of random live events (which were actually a money loser for WWE right before the pandemic)? I think twice a week for Rampage and Dynamite is all you’re getting away with for live events considering the current popularity of AEW and the cost of living right now.

Tangentially related: if there is New Japan involvement in the “relaunched” ROH, do you see that more as talent sharing, or more formal, like a bulk taping of NJPW STRONG on a Friday and a bulk taping of ROH on a Saturday sharing equipment, crew, and costs?

John, are you doing Elf on the Shelf?

Luk from Quebec

Whenever a wrestler goes through some difficult event in their lives, (surmounting an illness or injury, surviving an accident, growing up poor, losing a loved one), I’ve often heard you say that “they have a great story to tell”. However, besides them talking about their struggle in a single sit-down interview or video package (because doing it repeatedly every week just creates a Lacey Evans situation), I don’t really see how this stuff can be used to build up a wrestling feud. What do you think is the best way to use this stuff to build up to a story?

Sal from California

I have a question for John. I’ve been watching some mid 80s WWF and one of the performers I’ve enjoyed seeing is Adrian Adonis.

I’m wondering if you know anything about why he was fired from the WWF back in 1987. Wikipedia says he was fired for dress code violations which seems odd to me. Just curious if you’ve ever read anything that elaborated on this.

Branavan From Ajax:

In "honour"of Royal Rumble 2023 hosting the First Ever™️ Mountain Dew Pitch Black Match featuring Bray Wyatt vs LA Knight, what other flavors of MTN Dew/other sodas would you like to see featured as a match?

Saeed from vancouver.

Do you think the WWE would ever put the WWE or Universal title on Sami Zayn seeing how Saudi typically wants the champions on the shows?

Dave from Brisbane

Hey guys do either of you listen to any F1 related podcasts? Apologies if this is something that has been asked before

Imran from Huddersfield

Really enjoyed the Best/Worst of 2022 podcast guys, can I get your winners for a couple of other categories that I think are worthwhile?

Best Spot of the Year - (eg. Sammy Guevara Ladder Cutter/ Tractor)
Segment/Promo of the Year
Biggest Waste/Lost opportunity of the Year

And if you have time for non-wrestling - Best Movie you watched last year?

Nic from Chatham,

With Vince McMahon being back with WWE and with all of the scandal surrounding him, do you think that reduces the chance of Dwayne Johnson returning to WWE?

Hello Fellas!

Were you guys into museums at all whether historical, science, music, etc.? I’ve personally always enjoyed those field trips in grade school since Chicago has a variety of museums all over and in the future I would love to go to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto one day. Just wondering if you have any favorites.

I was watching the December 7th, 1998 Raw. The one where Taker hung Stone Cold from his “symbol”. The whole show was commentated by Cole and King, however there is several points in the show you can clearly see its King and JR sitting at the announce desk. In those momements King is definitely not mouthing what I’m hearing. At one point Cole did say that JR’s mom had passed that week but he was obviously there calling the show. Any idea why they would dub over the entire show?

Rod from England

I feel House of Black are criminally underused in AEW. I thought their return would be a reboot for them but they still get next to nothing on Dynamite.

Why won’t AEW push one of their best teams, Malaki should be going up against Omega and Danielson?

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To John - what’s the story behind your Late Night with Conan O’Brien mug? Mostly asking because I’ve been a huge fan of Conan as far back as I can remember. He shaped me and my friends’ humor growing up. I’m hoping someday that Danhausen successfully lures Conan to AEW to follow up on his appearance on Conan O’Brien Needs a Fan from a few years ago.

Anthony from Detroit

Cheers guys

Do you guys think Karrion Kross has a chance to get over with wwe main roster fans? I thought I saw a future main roster world champion when Kross was in NXT and then he was called to up to raw and his NXT entrance was gone, he lost quick matches and then had the dumb gladiator mask before he was released. Now that he is back he is just another guy. Did his brief raw run ruin his wwe main roster career?

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