In the last few days there has been a lot of turmoil within WWE, after a major internal outbreak broke out in the backstage of the company, infecting several insiders and several of the company wrestlers, putting a strain on the federation's shows and their staging, with the cards of all the tapings and live events that were upset from start to finish due to the numerous defections that arrived.
The last only in chronological order to have been excluded from the company's event cards as a precaution or because affected by covid, by their own admission, are also very important characters of Raw and Smackdown, such as Seth Rollns and his wife Becky Lynch or Friday Night Smackdown Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
The latter had already missed a live event last weekend, with fans who had begun to worry about his situation, especially given the post-leukemia conditions of the champion of the blue show. If all this weren't enough to cause anxiety to the fans of the company and to the colleagues of Reigns, the Universal champion also missed the last live event held by the company of McMahon, which aired last night, with the crew of Monday Night Raw.
that he should have staged his weekly tapings, while the Smackdown crew should have staged a live event from Orlando. In the end the show was held regularly, but there was no trace of Roman Reigns and his Universal title, with the Usos cousins who at the beginning of the show confirmed to fans that the Tribal Chief would not have been present at the event for causes.
of force majeure. At the moment we do not know why Reigns was absent for so long, if the athlete is continuing his break that began before Christmas or if he tested positive for covid or if instead by mutual agreement with the WWE, the champion.
Universale preferred to leave the crew momentarily in order not to risk anything. We will see in the next episode of the blue show, or the one that precedes Day One, if Reigns will be present at Smackdown or not and then we will understand the seriousness of the thing, if Reigns has been ousted for an important reason or not from these live events.
Jim Ross: "The Undertaker's intelligence in WWE has been underestimated"
One of the living legends of the WWE who most made fans of all generations dream of the McMahon company, responds to the name of The Undertaker, legendary gravedigger of the Stamford company, who for 30 years has trod the most important rings in the world of discipline, from Survivor Series to Summerslam, passing through the Royal Rumble and reaching Wrestlemania, his favorite ppv.
After staging a streak with 21 consecutive victories in the Grandaddy of Them All, the gravedigger had been defeated in the edition of Wrestlmania 30 by the Beast of the federation, Brock Lesnar, with the contribution of Mark Calaway who was however fundamental in the McMahon rings, even without his unbeaten streak intact.
After staging anthology feuds, to be studied in books dedicated to the discipline, against other pro-wrestling monsters, such as Shawn Michaels, Edge, Triple H, Hulk Hogan, John Cena and many others, Undertaker has decided to retire since wrestling wrestling, but hasn't decided to leave the pro-wrestling world anyway, waiting for WWE to give him some important job as a coach / trainer or trainer of some kind.
In the last episode of his very personal Grilling JR, the well-known WWE Hall of Famer, as well as the historical voice of Monday Night Raw, who spent the last few years at the helm of the AEW commentary team, Jim Ross, wanted to publicly praise the legendary WWE gravedigger, saying about the athlete's business intelligence: "Taker has several talents.
He also has a huge head for the business and someone like him could easily stage someone like Jeff Hardy or a hardcore match with Rob Van Dam and come up with plans that, thinking about it, could make even the most demanding booker compliment them at the end of the series.
evening. His intelligence is really underestimated." According to the well-known Hall of Famer, therefore, The Undertaker would be a tremendous talent even outside the rings of the McMahon company, when instead of fighting, he should be the one who makes the decisions about how he should go to finish the match and what direction it should follow.