WWE Hall of Famers, Lita and Jerry ‘the King’ Lawler have been removed from the pre-show panels for RAW, SmackDown Live and all other live pay per views it has been learnt. Lawler was moved to the pre-show panel in July following the WWE draft.
It appears that Lita’s current deal with the WWE has ended and there has been no initiation from either sides for an extension or a new deal. Lawler however appears to be with the company on a Legends’ deal. Jim Ross had recently tweeted that he spoke to Lita and that she confirmed that she is no longer with the company.
As seen on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, it appears that the current SmackDown Live tag team champions, Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton have a deal called the ‘Freebird Rule’, named after the famous tag team, the fabulous Freebirds.
WWE.com reported that as per the deal, either of the two members of the newly formed Wyatt family comprising of Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt and Eric Rowan can defend their tag titles whenever needed. The New Day are the only other tag team in recent times to have used the clause and they have used it effectively thus far.
Apparently there is a lot of insecurity regarding John Cena’s success with his other projects outside the WWE. According to Dave Meltzer, the WWE is looking at their plans for 2017 and obviously Cena will not be working a full time schedule.
There seems to be a lot of concern about how the year is going to look like. Cena has been the marquee superstar for the past 12 years and like it or not, Cena means ratings; ratings mean money. So obviously WWE is very concerned about Cena’s projects outside the WWE. The last thing they want to see happening is something like the Rock.
As seen on this week’s RAW it appeared that the WWE was heading to book a program between Sasha Banks and Charlotte in a stipulation match at Roadblock. It appears this is the current direction for the women’s division on RAW.
One of the most unusual thing for a part timer to do is to over stay his stipulated duration with the company. Yes, we are talking about Chris Jericho. The WWE Universe has been behind him all through his run and just when we thought he was about to leave us all high and dry, he signed new contracts and as of this writing is scheduled to work Seth Rollins in a match at the Roadblock pay per view.
According to a new report, the best in the world at what he does will be leaving the WWE after WrestleMania as his band, Fozzy would be touring on the summer festival circuit. His schedule is slated to kick off in April and he has signed up for events even in October next year. As of this writing, there is no confirmation as to when Jericho would leave, or when he will return.
It appears the current plan is to have Jericho win the Rumble and go on to face Kevin Owens for the Universal Title. However, all the plans are up in the air as of the moment and all we can do is wait and see.
It appears that Triple H will be working the Royal Rumble pay per view.
The game himself tweeted that he might work the event. That is the reason they have been keeping him off television and brought him back when the ratings took a dip. Apparently, with reports of Seth Rollins vs Finn Balor being planned for WrestleMania, it appears the match between Seth Rollins and Triple H will take place at the Royal Rumble pay per view from San Antonio TX as of this writing.
Last but definitely not the least, the current president elect of the United States has appointed former WWE CEO Linda McMahon to lead the small business administration.
The McMahons have been close friends with the Trump Family and are business partners. Linda strongly supported Trump’s bid to become the president with huge donations of $6 million dollars to the Trump campaign. Congrats, Mrs. McMahon.