Thomas Fenton Reviews:
• Thomas Fenton reported again in December that there can be a powerful NXT presence within the Royal Rumble and upwards to 30% of the sector. Plans have modified shifting into the weekend present, whereas there’ll nonetheless be an NXT presence on the present it’s now trying to be a bit lighter. 18 wrestlers have been introduced for the men’s Royal Rumble going into this week’s version of Smackdown and NXT, 2-Three extra will doubtless be introduced on Smackdown after which there may be, after all, spots open for surprises which might set the sector nearer to 25 on the men’s Royal Rumble match. The ladies’s Rumble match will doubtless characteristic extra NXT expertise as the principle roster will not be that deep.
• For these questioning how and why the strap match stipulation was put into the Common title match between The Fiend Bray Wyatt and Daniel Bryan, the working concept is that if WWE pulls the set off on Bryan and capitalizes on the brand new Sure motion that the Fiend can lose the title with out being pinned and will transfer right into a program with Kane earlier than Wrestlemania. WWE remains to be very very excessive on the Fiend however some really feel not solely does he not want the title, however that they cannot miss lighting in a bottle with Daniel Bryan once more.
• Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy successful the tag team titles on Uncooked was a last-minute change and was accomplished to get Murphy extra legitimacy within the group.
• Killer Kross is predicted to start with WWE in April and it may doubtless occur over the WrestleMania weekend occasions.
• Jeff Cobb is presently working with out a long run deal to anybody, Jeff Cobb was extremely wanted by WWE in the direction of the start of the 12 months. With all of Ring of Honor’s restructuring, it is unlikely he stays with them long run, the way it’s way more of a risk now than it was just a few months in the past.
• One of many storylines to look into is The Revival one, sometimes if expertise was expiring and anticipated to go away they’d not introduce real-life conditions into the story except it was a swerve. That is one thing to keep watch over as their authentic offers can be coming due within the next 60 days.
• Brodie Lee, previously Luke Harper, can even play an element within the expertise that will likely be re-emerging for a brand new firm. His authentic WWE no-compete expires simply earlier than Mania season.