There are some names backstage that would not usually be seen at WWE shows so take this as a possible spoiler for tonight’s Day 1 pay-per-view.
PWInsider is reporting that Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson was spotted in Atlanta ahead of tonight’s pay-per-view. Steveson has been training in Minnesota ahead of his in-ring debut. He is not expected to start full-time until after WrestleMania but it’s possible that he could be used for some occasional spots on shows. It would also make sense for him to be showcased at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view later this month.
Also, Bobby Steveson (brother of Gable Steveson) is also in Atlanta. Bobby was recently given the name Damon Kemp. The Steveson brothers being at the show does not necessarily mean that they will appear and they could also just be meeting with management.
PWI added that after missing Raw last week, Omos is backstage so presumably he will resume his storyline with AJ Styles soon.
As WrestlingNews.co noted earlier, one of the title matches may be off the show. Click here for more on that story.
WrestllingNews.co will have full Day 1 coverage tonight at 8 pm eastern.