WWE has always capitalized on nostalgia to boost ratings and ticket sales. Goldberg's WWE run was considered a success and from time to time they will bring back someone like Sting in an attempt to bring back some lapsed fans.
This time, they don't need to look outside of their current roster for a nostalgia act. As noted on Sunday night, the plan is to reunite The Shield for next month's WWE TLC pay-per-view. So, what's the plan for the TLC pay-per-view? It certainly looks like the plan is for The Shield against The Miztourage. However, Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting that The Miztourage being the opponents is not set in stone right now and they might be the ones to bring them back. Roman Reigns will face The Miz on Monday night for the Intercontinental Championship and all signs point to Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose getting involved in some way.
It's only been about 3 years since The Shield split up but fans pop for them as a group so WWE wants to capitalize on that and the hope is that they can keep their ratings up against Monday Night Football and increase their chances of a sellout for the TLC PPV.
So far, WWE has not announced matches for the show but, based on current storylines, it looks like we'll get another Neville vs. Enzo Amore match. Also, it looks like Mickie James is next in line to challenge for Alexa Bliss' Raw Women's Championship. Also, Asuka will make her main roster debut on that show.
Lawsuit by former wrestlers may have caused WWE Network to delay new content additions
Those of you waiting on the WWE Network to upload episodes of WCW Thunder will have to wait. PWInsider reported that a decision was made to hold off on WCW Thunder.
This is not confirmed but the belief is that the lawsuit filed by Scott Levy (Raven) and Buff Bagwell over royalties might be the reason why WWE is holding off. The reason for the lawsuit is because the wrestlers want to be paid for their likeness being used on the network, similar to how wrestlers are paid if they are featured on DVD releases.
Everything that needed to be done to get the episodes ready (mostly music edits) has already been done so they are ready to be uploaded. In the meantime, WWE will be uploading more episodes of World Class Championship Wrestling with an "Everything Bigger in Texas" theme next month.
There were also plans to add episodes of Sunday Night Heat but that has also been put on hold. Raven appeared on many of those shows in the early 2000's.
Michael Cole will not be at Raw on Monday
Michael Cole, considered to be one of the workhorses in WWE because he rarely takes time off and does so much behind the scenes, will not be at Monday Night Raw on 10/2. WWE noted that Cole will be attending his son's wedding in Denver. Well, that is certainly a good reason to take a day off from work.
Smackdown Live announcer Tom Phillips will be taking his spot for one week. This could be Phillips chance to prove himself to Vince McMahon since there had been talk of Cole wanting to phase himself out so he could take a larger backstage role. This would only be the second time that Cole has taken a week off during his 20 years with the company.
Raw will feature Seth Rollins vs. Braun Strowman and The Miz defending the Intercontinental Championship against Roman Reigns.
Several mainstream media outlets have picked up on a story about former WWE Superstar Marty Jannety. We heard about this last month but we chose to ignore the story because we try to stay away from salacious items like this but we are reporting on it since Jannetty has issued a statement on the recent reports.
Basically, several media outlets posted a screen shot from a Marty Jannetty Facebook post. The post asked followers if Jannetty should have sex with his "daughter" Bianca, who appears to be in her 20's, after finding out that she is not his bilogical child. Previous posts on his account indicated that he only found out about her existence in 2014 and he vowed to turn his life around after she made contact with him. The full Facebook post read: "If you loves me as much as I loves you, you will give your opinion, just did DNA (22 weeks ago), she's NOT my daughter, we both held out of sex because you don't do that, but now we ain't? From a guy's side, SHE'S F**KING HOT, but she's been [my] daughter. I want to, but I can't get past that."
On Thursday, Jannetty responded to the mainstream news reports and said that his account was hacked and he had nothing to do with the post about his "daughter."
Here is the screenshot and then scroll down for the statement from Jannetty:
His full statement is below:
"BREAKING NEWS FOR ALL MEDIA!!! NO SEX WITH DAUGHTERS!!! (I put that 2nd line in to grab your attention as you need to see whats going on with this) : I will be limiting what I say here due to attorney's advice & lawsuits in progress.
Several major newspapers in major cities in America(and countries, Canada, Australia & the UK, so far) have recently written articles on me about my daughter, suggesting we wanted to have sex together. Well please share this and write an article about this(as I know you won't because it's not something negative on me) ITS FAKE NEWS!!
My site was hacked or it came from a fake account, which Im constantly having Facebook remove them. (Had been hacked 7 times b4 since on FB) All the newspapers other than the NY Post(I think thats the one)(its definitely a top NY paper though) have written the article AS FACT. The NY Post did say at the end of the article that they didnt know if the story was true or hacked. BUT, they wrote it anyway. This morning I found a big piece of evidence where this came from.
I always tell my people on Facebook about losing my phones which happens a lot(Dude, where's my phone) Well heres how I know a recent one was stolen and not lost. I got up this morning and saw my phone had 8 FB messages that came in from 4:30am when I went to bed and 8:30am when I woke up. I checked into them and they were all people asking why I looked so sad. There was a pic sent to many people in my FB messenger of me>>looking horrible!!! IT TOLD ON THE CULPRIT! The picture is of me close up and wearing my reading glasses and looking tired as can be(which I was) BUT, that pic came while I was setting up Skype and didnt mean to take a selfie, evidently I touched a wrong place.
But I saved that pic to THAT PHONE to occasionally look and remind myself Im getting real old. Point being, it was saved to that STOLEN phone. Not FB, not my laptop, tablet or computer. JUST THAT PHONE. AndI always leave my FB open on my phone so that person was able to go all through my FB account. That person must hate me. Why else would they do that crap to me? My biggest disappointment is no one(that saw it) caught on that it was obviously fake and at least ASKED me about it rather than take it as true. EXCEPT, for a few on my fan page. Thats how I originally found out about it.
Its a 6 weeks old thing that I was keeping quiet about so as not to harm the investigation. BUT recently,for some odd reason, newspapers are suddenly reporting on it.(we know why) But NOW you all know the REAL on this. Sorry Bianca AND Wendy that y'all are getting dragged into my messes. I love yall, this will be fixed!!"
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