WWE PAY PER VIEWS
The planned October 3 PPV ‘Hell in a Cell’ has been renamed by the new WWE management who are not fans of the ‘gimmick’ PPV concepts. The PPV will go ahead as planned but will be renamed ‘No Mercy’ instead. It is likely to feature Sheamus’ WWE Title rematch with the newly crowned champion, Randy Orton.
There are also some other changes to the PPV schedule.
October 3, 2010: No Mercy
(was ‘Hell in a Cell’ which has now been scrapped)
October 24, 2010: Cyber Sunday
(was ‘Bragging Rights’ which has now been rescheduled)
November 21, 2010: Survivor Series
December 19, 2010: Vengeance
(was ‘TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs’ which has now been scrapped)
January 30, 2011: Royal Rumble
February 27, 2011: Elimination Chamber
April 3, 2011: WrestleMania 27
May 1, 2011: Backlash
(was ‘Extreme Rules’ which has now been scrapped)
May 22, 2011: WWE Draft Night – Bragging Rights
(was ‘Over the Limit’ which has now been scrapped)
June 19, 2011: King of the Ring
(was ‘Fatal 4-Way’ which has now been scrapped)
July 17, 2011: Money In The Bank
August 14, 2011: Summerslam
September 18, 2011: Night of Champions
NXT SEASON 2 ROOKIES – FUTURES RESOLVED
With the NXT Season 2 winner, Kaval, starting his WWE career on SMACKDOWN recently, many people have been speculating over the future of the other NXT Season 2 rookies. Alex Riley has been rewarded with a RAW contract which allows him to remain with his NXT Season 2 Pro, The Miz.
Michael McGillicutty, Lucky Cannon, Eli Cottonwood and Titus O’Neil have all been deemed surplus to future requirements in the WWE and are free to talk to other companies. The WWE wishes them well in their future endeavours.
Percy Watson and Husky Harris have caught the eye of WWE management and have been awarded short-term contracts with SMACKDOWN that give them further chance to impress in the coming weeks.
THE FUTURE OF NXT, THE SHOW
NXT Season 3 has been postponed after poor reaction to the opening shows of the season. The new WWE management believe that NXT is a good concept but it needs a break between seasons to remain fresh. Watch out for the return of NXT in the future.
ROSTER CHANGES BETWEEN RAW AND SMACKDOWN
The new management are also keen to make a few changes to the rosters of RAW and SMACKDOWN over the coming months in preparation for the ‘Road to WrestleMania’ in the New Year. There are likely to be a few drafts between RAW and SMACKDOWN to shake things up a little and keep the brands fresh.
The first confirmed trades see two RAW superstars heading for SMACKDOWN this Friday night. The tag team of Mark Henry and Evan Bourne competed in Sunday’s Tag Team Turmoil match where they lost the final fall to the new Tag Team champions, Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre. They will now get their opportunity to seek revenge as the two RAW men head for the blue brand in time for Friday.
WWE Divas Gail Kim and Jillian are also heading for SMACKDOWN this week.
GENERAL MANAGER TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
Rumours suggest that the new RAW General Manager will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to find out who it is!
’MONEY IN THE BANK’ CONTRACT HOLDER
Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Skip Sheffield, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, Michael Tarver
The Great Khali
David Hart Smith
CURRENTLY OUT INJURED
Alicia Fox, Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Eve Torres, Maryse, Melina, Natalya, Tamina
General Manager: ????
Commentators: Michael Cole with Jerry Lawler
Interviewer: Josh Matthews
Announcer: Justin Roberts
PLUS: Ranjin Singh
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
UNIFIED DIVAS CHAMPION
WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS
‘Dashing’ Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre
Alberto Del Rio
Beth Phoenix, Kelly Kelly, Layla, Gail Kim, Jillian, Rosa Mendes, Tiffany
General Manager: Teddy Long
Commentators: Todd Grisham with Matt Striker
Interviewer: Josh Matthews
Announcer: Tony Chimel
PLUS: Vickie Guerrero, Jim Ross, Ricardo Rodriguez