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THE ROCK AND JOHN CENA’S STATUS’ FOR RAW
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, while The Rock has been approached for this Monday night, nothing has been confirmed as of yet. Another star who was possibly expected, but who hasn’t been announced yet is John Cena. John was approached earlier this week and was very non-committal about the whole show:
“They say it’s going to be one of the biggest RAWs of all time, and it’s certainly memorable. Um…we’ll see?”
It is thought that Cena is already engaged in filming his latest movie at the moment. Dave Meltzer did mention the possibility of there being a SmackDown Reunion show when the brand moves to FOX in October, and that both stars would have been approached for that show. For now, we just have to watch this space and wait and see.
SMACKDOWN MATCHES REVEALED
In a host of SmackDown related announcements, WWE has announced that Ember Moon will square off against Charlotte Flair this coming Tuesday.
Flair only returned to SmackDown this past week, defeating Liv Morgan. Last week Moon teamed with Bayley and defeated Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville, after the match Bayley offered Moon a title match at SummerSlam. Moon accepted the match and WWE made it official on WWE.com.
Also Confirmed for SmackDown, Shane McMahon will address Kevin Owens regarding his recent behaviour, and Kofi Kingston will issue a SummerSlam Challenge.
BIG SHOW DOCUMENTARY AIR DATE ANNOUNCED
The long-awaited Big Show documentary, titled ‘Re-Building Big Show’, is set to air after WWE’s Smackville Network special.
Premiering at 10 pm ET on the 27th of July, the documentary is described as follows:
Join Big Show as he reflects on his 25-year career in sports-entertainment while he recovers from serious surgery and rehabilitation.
Big Show hasn’t been on WWE TV since working with Cesaro and Sheamus last autumn. While there have been many rumoured high profile matches over the last few years the veteran of WCW hasn’t been involved in a major angle for years.
PROGRESS RETIRES ONE CHAMPIONSHIP TO MAKE WAY FOR ANOTHER
Announced today, Progress Wrestling will retire their Atlas Division Championship. In its place, a new, unique title. Click here for the full story.
JUSHIN LIGER’S CMLL FAREWELL EVENT
Ligers farewell tour came to Arena Mexico this last Friday. With the venue referred to as the Cathedral of Lucha fans were treated to a stacked card thanks to CMLL.
- Cancerbero and Raziel def. Super Astro Jr. and Sonic
- Esfinge, Angel de Oro, and captain Niebla Roja def. Hechicero, Luciferno, and captain Ephesto
- Marcela def. Amapola to retain her CMLL Women’s Championship
- Forastero, Sanson, Cuatrero, and captain Volador Jr. def. Soberano Jr., Templario, Euforia, and captain Gran Guerrero
- LA Park Jr., El Hijo de LA Park, and captain LA Park def. Mistico, Bestia del Ring, and captain Rush
- Jushin Thunder Liger def. Negro Casas, Caristico, and Ultimo Guerrero in a Four-Way Atomicos match