The Firefly Fun House match wasn ''t really a match, and more a fever dream exploration of WWE history through the lens of the ongoing Wyatt Cena feud. The segment gave us puppet Vince McMahon, the return of "The Prototype " and the giant SmackDown fist, John Cena doing a hundred bicep curls, Bray Wyatt doing a Hulk Hogan impression, Word Life and the Dr. of Thuganomics, nWo John Cena and so much more. It was undoubtedly the weirdest thing in WrestleMania history, and fans and WWE stars alike were blown away.
Due to coronavirus, WWE have been forced to broadcast Raw, Smackdown and NXT from empty arenas the past couple of weeks. Plans for Wrestlemania were also drastically changed, moving the iconic yearly event from Raymond James Stadium (home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) to the WWE Performance Center. The Showcase of the Immortals will also proceed without a live audience and has been changed from a one day event to a two day event beginning April 4.Fans can now access, for free, every Wrestlemania, Royal Rumble, SummerSlam and Survivor Series event in history, along with every NXT TakeOver and NXT UK TakeOver. Additional shows offered include recent episodes of Raw and Smackdown, WWE Untold, A Future WWE: The FCW Story, WWE Ruthless Aggression, The Monday Night War, Steve Austin s Broken Skull Sessions and more.
But one of the individuals who did is the reigning and defending WWE Champion, Brock Lesnar, who kicked off the show. And then to the shock and amazement of those in attendance, he quit the Blue Brand to become a full time member of Brand Red.So why did Brock Lesnar become a member of the other roster? In this article, I shall explore the reasons why he''s moved back to RAW from SmackDown on FOX.
While details regarding Bischoff 's departure were initially scant, the latest rumors allege that he didn 't get along with his subordinates and didn 't have a clearly defined set of responsibilities as executive director. This was revealed by Bryan Alvarez on Tuesday 's edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, as seen in this clip from his own Figure Four Weekly YouTube page.About one minute and 40 seconds into the above video, Alvarez cited backstage sources, who claimed that Bischoff was barely visible in his role during his time in SmackDown, to the point where he would sometimes be found hanging out in catering. The Wrestling Observer Radio co host then stressed that based on what he 's heard, he isn 't quite sure what exactly Bischoff 's role entailed, but is sure of one thing ndash; the former World Championship Wrestling (WCW) president wasn 't very popular with the people he worked with.
Eric Bischoff #x2019;s brief run in charge of SmackDown is over.Bruce Prichard has been hired as Executive Director of SmackDown, WWE announced Tuesday. The move comes less than four months after Bischoff was hired to the same role and less than two weeks after SmackDown #x2019;s debut on Fox. #xA0;
Night 1 of the WWE draft had major hype going in but brought a few surprises along the way. However, many huge stars were left waiting for Night 2.On Friday, Becky Lynch, AJ Styles, Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton went to WWE Raw, while Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt, Sasha Banks and Braun Strowman went to Friday Night SmackDown, to name a few. Seth Rollins, Brock Lesnar, Charlotte Flair and more were not eligible until Monday night.
It looks like the WWE website crew made a colossal error in terms of inadvertently releasing several spoilers for night one of the WWE Draft, as they essentially listed the results of the first night of draft picks in order.The spoilers were released via WWE's official website on the draft pool page. Subsequently, announcements made on the night 1 WWE Draft special edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown On FOX matched up almost exactly how they were listed on the aforementioned draft pool page on WWE.com.
WWE fans who are debating who won Friday's WWE draft are asking the wrong question. The better, more interesting question is this: Which brand got the tools it needed to succeed on its own terms?SmackDown, in its new home on Fox, is becoming the more sports oriented show, complete with the production values akin to that of a major sports entity like the NBA or NFL. Raw, with Paul Heyman at its helm, remains the premier destination for sports entertainment and the sort of theatrical presentation the company built its reputation on.
Heavyweight boxer Fury, 31, made a shock appearance at SmackDown last week as he confronted fellow giant Strowman ringside before a melee broke out.
On this episode of Actually Me, WWE Superstar Roman Reigns goes undercover on the Internet and responds to real comments from Twitter, Reddit, and Quora. What is the typical morning like for Roman Reigns? Who is better, John Cena or Roman Reigns? Why do some wrestling fans dislike Roman? Does Roman have the best dives of any Shield member? Monday Night Raw airs on Mondays at 8/7c on USA Network. Beginning on Friday, October 4, Friday Night SmackDown will air at 8pm ET on FOX. With GQ Sports, the real action is off the field. Get an all-access pass to the world's coolest, most stylish athletes like Baker Mayfield, Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving, Odell Beckham, Jr., and Lewis Hamilton with original series like My Essentials, Actually Me, Tattoo Tour, On the Rocks, and Collected. Watch a GQ editor try his hand at pro sports in Above Average Joe. And get an all-access look into how athletes shop, train, travel, and showcase their love of style, menswear, and sneakers. WWE Superstar Roman Reigns Goes Undercover on Reddit, Twitter and Quora | GQ Sports
The Rock will be on hand Friday night to help WWE start a new era for SmackDown when it switches over to Fox as he should be.It goes without saying, but Dwayne Johnson is a legend on an almost untouchable level, was a presence on the blue brand and his immeasurable global reach will help get more eyeballs on the product.
To add to it, there was a new stage and pyro finally returned, making fans quite happy. It started and ended with quite the shocker definitely one of the most bizarre RAW endings in quite a while.We have quite a lot to talk about with regards to the season premiere of RAW and one thing is for sure they kickstarted the most exciting week of wrestling in years. Not only do we have AEW and NXT this Wednesday, but we also have the premiere of SmackDown on FOX this coming Friday.
The Texas Rattlesnake appeared on Raw twice in the space of two months, once for Raw Reunion and then to moderate the contract signing at Madison Square Garden between Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman earlier this month.He's also going to be present at SmackDown's launch on FOX next Friday, so expect plenty of WHAT chants if he gets on the microphone.
SmackDown Live's debut on FOX was being hyped up for a good while, and rumor had it that WWE was planning to bring back Lesnar to the blue brand. Recently on SmackDown Live, Lesnar came out after a match and confronted Kingston, who has been the show's top Champion since he won the WWE title at WrestleMania 35. Kingston accepted the challenge for a WWE title match against Lesnar on SmackDown Live's FOX debut, immediately after which he fell prey to a devastating F5.Lesnar used to be a regular on SmackDown way back in his first WWE run, and appeared on the show on a weekly basis for almost the entirety of it. He left WWE following his match against Goldberg at WrestleMania 20, and hasn't wrestled a match on SmackDown ever since.