It appears that WWE has changed their minds in regards to utilizing Daniel Bryan on television. Initially, he was supposed to make an appearance at Payback, while sticking around for a couple of days to do episodes of Monday Night Raw and Smackdown. However, management has opted to pull him off the road completely, so that the former world heavyweight champion can focus on rehabbing his injuries and making a comeback.
May 15, 2015
Never one to avoid controversy, Vince Russo has drawn the ire of the internet wrestling community yet again. The source of discontent stems from the fact that he took to social media to say that Sami Zayn, who made his debut on Monday Night Raw this week, was not a television star yet. He stated that while the hardcore fans might know of him, the masses just assumed that he was some jobber that was in the ring with John Cena.
May 6, 2015
Vince McMahon is still desperately wanting to boost the number of subscribers for the WWE Network, so he has decided to bring back one of the best gimmicks that his company has ever created. The King of the Ring tournament is making a comeback, and it is starting on the next episode of Monday Night Raw. The preliminary rounds will be held on television, but the semifinals and finals will be shown on Tuesday on their online video service.
April 27, 2015
Based on their kayfabe article online, WWE has effectively written Paige off of television. The reason for doing this is because she needs to miss some time to film her part in an upcoming movie. There has been no word about how long she is expected to be gone, but the belief is that she will be back in time to work her title match against Nikki Bella at Extreme Rules. She will only miss episodes of Monday Night Raw.
April 14, 2015
There was actually a good amount of discussion throughout the afternoon about whether or not Michael Cole would be doing commentary on Monday Night Raw. Since people backstage were so divided, the decision was made to keep him off of television this week, in order to sell how brutal the beating from Brock Lesnar was. Many in WWE felt that it would be downplaying his impact if Cole were to be able to return to television so soon.
April 6, 2015
One of the ideas being thrown around by the creative department right now is do a story line where Michael Cole threatens to sue Brock Lesnar for the injuries that he suffered on the previous episode of Monday Night Raw. WWE might do a thing where Paul Heyman would beg and plead with Cole to drop the charges. The move would give Heyman something to do on television, and it would continue the story line for Lesnar.
April 6, 2015
Earlier in the day, Tamina Snuka was spotted in Austin, the site of Monday Night Raw. She is scheduled to be backstage, which means that her return to television might take place tonight. For those that are not aware, she has been sidelined for much of the past year because of a torn ACL injury. No word yet on how WWE is planning to utilize her, but there is a chance she might be held out because Nikki Bella is working with Naomi at the moment.
April 6, 2015
After working diligently over the last year to recover from a torn ACL, Tamina Snuka is ready to go back on the road for WWE. No word on the exact date of her return, but she is booked for the upcoming tour of Europe, which begins on April 8. Since she is being brought along, there is a very good chance that her comeback to television takes place on the episode of Monday Night Raw that is being filmed on April 13 in London.
April 1, 2015
Since he is coming off of a huge match with Undertaker at Wrestlemania, many were under the assumption that Bray Wyatt was going to be featured prominently on Monday Night Raw as a way to capitalize on the momentum. However, WWE opted to keep him off television instead. His injury is the biggest reason for that, as management does not want to jeopardize his future. Wyatt may be kept out until after Extreme Rules.
March 31, 2015
Unless things become chaotic backstage, it appears that Charlotte is more than likely going to make her main roster debut on the episode of Monday Night Raw on the night following Wrestlemania. Ric Flair is supposed to be in attendance during the entire weekend, so that would make it quite convenient for the front office to have him appearing on television to introduce his daughter to fans who do not generally keep up with NXT.
March 20, 2015