7. WALTER’s WWE Status
WALTER hasn’t been seen since losing the NXT UK belt to Ilja Dragunov at TakeOver 36. God what a match that was.
But with NXT now in the 2.0 version of the show, it seems a bit less likely we’ll be seeing The Ring General show up occasionally like he did with the old NXT.
Despite this though, PWInsider are reporting that WWE are very keen on using WALTER more, beyond NXT UK, and apparently over last weekend, he was in the United States.
It’s been fairly public knowledge for a while that WALTER doesn’t want to move to the US, which is why WWE hasn’t used him more for NXT or main roster shows, but there’s always potential for him to run a short programme on the main roster, inject a bit of life into a feud, maybe strike up a little rivalry with…I don’t know…Roman Reigns for the Universal Title…or Brock Lesnar…please use WALTER more.
But not like you did at Survivor Series 2019. Don’t use him like that.
6. WOW Relaunch
One of the bigger stories from the week was the announced relaunch of WOW or Women of Wrestling.
A company that was originally founded in 2000 by David McLane, who was the previous founder of Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling more commonly known as GLOW. Yes, that GLOW.
The original WOW promotion ran from 2000-2001, and there were several attempts to reboot and relaunch the company in the subsequent decade, with no success.
In 2012, WOW returned to TV and taping a few seasons of the show over the next few years, before it was announced in June 2020 that the company had parted ways with AXS TV after their acquisition by Anthem.
But now – they’re coming back again! And this time they’re bringing back Tessa Blanchard, and not only that, but the former AJ Lee, April Mendez will be joining the promotion as a producer too.
Will we get to see her in the ring? Probably not, but we can hope, right?
5. Original Draft Plans For New Day
The New Day were split up yet again in the WWE Draft this year. Why don’t you like us to have nice things?
Big E was drafted as the number 1 pick for Raw, and fair play to him, but then Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston were drafted to SmackDown. Poor friends.
While it was supposedly always the plan to have them split up, it almost played out quite differently across the two nights of the Draft.
The original plan was for Woods & Kingston to be drafted to SmackDown on Night 1, with Big E undrafted until Night 2.
Instead, Bobby Lashley would be taken as the first pick for Raw, meaning fans would be left questioning – where would Big E be drafted?!
Tune in to Raw for Night 2 to find out, and then he would be drafted to Raw and people would be even more upset than they already were probably. So maybe a smart choice to book it the way they did.
4. Mojo Rawley Talks About New League of Nations Stable
We don’t get hype. We stay hype. Can you hear the hype in my voice. I am so hype.
Mojo Rawley was actually a pretty decent WWE talent when he was given a chance. Which was basically never. Remember the mirror stuff. Weird wasn’t it.
The former Rawley recently spoke to Chris Hero on his Shoot Conversations show, where he revealed that he was actually going to be grouped up with Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura to form a new League of Nations stable ahead of WrestleMania 36.
I don’t know if that’s ever a group you want to be replicating, WWE.
The honor of being paired with Cesaro & Nakamura went to Sami Zayn of course, while Rawley turned babyface and did a thing with Rob Gronkowski instead, featuring the 24/7 title.
Serves you right for being friends with The Gronk, I suppose Rawley. I feel bad for him. Can’t be easy being friends with the Gronk.