When it comes to television ratings, Vince McMahon is probably one of the most paranoid people in the entertainment industry. It is being said that he is going crazy backstage nowadays because WWE has seen a drop in their numbers. To combat this, the CEO is reaching into his pockets and bringing in the heavy hitters. Brock Lesnar and Undertaker are being added to several episodes of Monday Night Raw.
September 30, 2015
The internet wrestling community cannot get enough of the Undertaker, so there is going to be some disappointment when they realize that he might not be back on television for quite some time. The belief is that WWE is going to let him rest up until it is time to build up his big match at Wrestlemania, which is rumored to be a rematch against Brock Lesnar. He more than likely will return in March.
August 25, 2015
Initially, Paul Heyman was supposed to make his return before Brock Lesnar by working segments with Michael Cole about the story line lawsuit that is taking place. Lots of ideas were being discussed backstage on how to make that happen. However, it appears that WWE could not decide on a good one, as it is now being reported that Heyman is not scheduled to make his return to television until July. That is when Lesnar is scheduled to be back.
April 27, 2015
The empire that The Rock is building just continues to keep growing and growing. USA Network has officially announced a deal between the two sides. The goal is for the WWE legend and his ex wife, who happens to be his business manager, to create and produce reality television series for the network. Hollywood is fully aware of how popular Dwayne Johnson has grown to become, and everyone is latching on to success train.
April 7, 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
Since she has been off of television for so long, fans have naturally started wondering if Tamina Snuka has been given a release. She has not. Tamina is very much still a member of the WWE roster. She is simply rehabbing from a torn ACL suffered last year. The Samoan star is still training with the company and looking forward to a return. Some also believe that her job security is quite high because management does not want to upset The Rock.
February 28, 2015
If WWE decides to go through with the idea of having the world famous Samoan wrestling family showing up at Wrestlemania to celebrate with Roman Reigns when he wins the heavyweight championship from Brock Lesnar, one of the faces out there that you might not be familiar with yet is Lina Fanene. She is currently in the developmental program but not yet a regular on television. She is related to The Rock and is close to his mom.
February 24, 2015
Since he is one of the highest paid performers in the company, WWE is still very selective about when they utilize Brock Lesnar on television. Initially, there were plans to have him showing up on Smackdown this week to provide that show with a bit of a boost. However, the snow storm changed up a lot of plans in the company. Management reportedly has now opted to remove Lesnar from the show and save his appearance for a later time.
January 28, 2015
Up until a couple of weeks ago, the hope that The Rock was going to be working Wrestlemania 31 was very much still in the air backstage in WWE. However, with the former world heavyweight champion picking up movie gigs left and right, the optimism has diminished quite a bit. Management initially had hoped that he would return and work a big match against Triple, so much that they even teased it on television. The program has been reportedly ruled out completely now.
December 9, 2014