On the latest episode of Smackdown, we saw that Miz and Damien Sandow will be facing one another at Monday Night Raw to decide which of the two will get to keep the name and the likeness of the character in WWE. While it would make more sense for Sandow to go back to his original name, the belief is that Mike Mizanin will drop the match, so that he can take some time off to go film a movie with Paige. He's going to need a couple of weeks.
April 17, 2015
As a sign of how seriously concerned WWE is about the health of Daniel Bryan, the company has now confirmed that he was sent home early from the tour of Europe. He worked a tag team match with John Cena during the Smackdown taping. The front office then put him on a plane, so that he can go home and recover. Officials are saying that it is a precautionary move. No word yet on when Bryan will be heading back on the road to work.
April 15, 2015
On the latest episode of Smackdown, Bray Wyatt had a moment with Erick Rowan after winning the match. That has led to speculations from within the internet wrestling community about a possible Wyatt Family reunion. That is actually an idea that has been discussed, as the front office feels that Rowan has not been able to connect with the audience whatsoever. Luke Harper has a little connection, but it's not enough to take him to the top of WWE.
April 12, 2015
While the company would never admit this, WWE has been rather disappointed with the move that Smackdown made from Friday nights to Thursday. Management was hoping for a considerable boost in the numbers because they were moving to a night where people do not go out as much. Unfortunately, though, the improvement was marginal. Vince McMahon is desperately hoping that the move to the USA Network will bring better numbers.
April 8, 2015
Despite the fact that they have consistently put up tremendous numbers, WWE has never been able to earn the trust of the USA Network to allow them to have their secondary show on the same channel. That all changes at the end of the year, when Smackdown finally makes the move to the same network as Monday Night Raw. Vince McMahon is said to be quite pleased with the development because his viewership should increase.
April 7, 2015
It has been less than a week since Sheamus made his return to WWE, and there is already a little bit of backstage heat towards him. While working a match against Daniel Bryan at the Smackdown taping, many observed that he was being a bit reckless in the ring. He is being accused of not protecting his opponent enough during the match. Some are excusing him by stating that he is still shaking off the ring rust from his time off.
April 2, 2015