At a live event in Milwaukee over the weekend, Brad Maddox made his return to WWE. Often times, management likes to test things out at these events to gauge what the audience reaction would be before doing it on Monday Night Raw or Smackdown. Based on the lackluster reaction and the poor quality of the match, the front office has much to work on before doing the Maddox return on television.
March 16, 2015
On the latest episode of Smackdown, Lana did not appear by the side of Rusev, who is upset with his companion because she gave into the threat by John Cena and agreed to a United States Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania. She was also not with him at live events over the weekend. The belief is that the gorgeous Russian valet is going to be kept off of television until the big pay per view. She is currently filming a movie with Edge.
March 15, 2015
While his vignettes have been playing on Monday Night Raw and Smackdown for what seems like an eternity now, WWE has no plans on bringing Sheamus back to television just yet. The idea being penciled in at the moment is to have him make his comeback at Wrestlemania itself. Management is still trying to decide which match he will be involved in. The two choices are the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal and the ladder match.
March 11, 2015
Since he has not been utilized on television in quite some time now, a lot of fans might have forgotten about Hornswoggle. He provided an update on his condition on social media recently. The man legally known as Dylan Postl recently underwent arthroscopic shoulder decompression surgery. He is not expected to be back on the road with WWE anytime soon. His last televised match was on Smackdown back in the beginning of October.
March 7, 2015
Since management opted to cancel plans for his return at the Royal Rumble, the belief is that Bo Dallas will be making his come back from an injury on an upcoming episode of Smackdown. He has already been cleared by the WWE medical staff. A push is highly unlikely, but Dallas is liked enough by management that he should be given regular appearances on television and live events. He should settle into the filler role again.
February 2, 2015
While he has not been used very frequently on television, Hornswoggle is usually backstage whenever WWE films Monday Night Raw and Smackdown. Many were under the impression that he had been sent home because he no longer was being utilized with the Miz and Damien Sandow, a gimmick that was viewed as being hilarious by many backstage. The Wisconsin native still works plenty of live events for the company.
January 31, 2015
Another person that has been affected greatly by the big snow storm in the northeast is Randy Orton. He was initially scheduled to make his television return this week on Smackdown. However, WWE has been forced to cancel those plans because their television shows have been heavily modified this week. Orton is still expected to make his return before Fast Lane, where he is expected to have a match on the February pay per view.
January 29, 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
Since he has been medically cleared to make an in ring return, a lot o WWE fans have been wondering when Sheamus would be back on television, especially since the Royal Rumble is right around the corner. Reports have surfaced that the former world heavyweight champion is going to be making his comeback during the Smackdown taping on Tuesday. The belief is that management wants to use that to draw in some viewers.
January 19, 2015
When Dixie Carter signed a television deal with Destination America, it was revealed that Impact Wrestling would be moving to Friday nights. The move coincided with WWE announcing that Smackdown was moving to Thursday nights. Many wondered what Vince McMahon was going to do with NXT since it aired on the same night. Reports have now surfaced that the developmental program is being moved to Wednesday night to avoid conflict.
January 2, 2015