WWE Summerslam Plans SCRAPPED?! Shane McMahon BEING TAKEN OFF TV? | WrestleTalk News July 2019

WWE Summerslam Plans SCRAPPED?! Shane McMahon BEING TAKEN OFF TV? | WrestleTalk News July 2019

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Thank you Oli for
that wonderful sponsor read – even though,
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but it’s now time, FOR MECHA NEWS. I am
Luke Owen. We’ve got a packed show of news
today – including all Summerslam plans being
subject to change, the latest on LAX and Johnny
Mundo leaving Impact Wrestling, and rumours
of Shane McMahon being phased off WWE TV.
Click the timestamps to jump to any of those
news stories. But first!
While a lot of fans are saying we’re in
a creative down period for the company, with
some even comparing it to the dark days of
1995 and ‘96, or even comparing it to the
even darker days of 2000 WCW, there are some
shining lights. AJ Styles turning heel and
reforming The Club, Kevin Owens’ promo on
Smackdown, Kofi Kingston being booked strong,
and anything involving Bray Wyatt’s Firefly
Funhouse. However, one consistent problem
in WWE’s writing team is coming up with
tag team names. From The Viking Experience
to Kabuki Warriors to Besties Best For Business,
it seems as though the company just can’t
come up with decent names for tandems anymore.
And never has that been more true than the
new tag team name for Roman Reigns and The
Undertaker. Yes, despite only tagging together
for one night this Sunday at Extreme Rules
when they take on Drew McIntyre and The Best
in the WOOOOOOOORLD, Shane McMahon, WWE.com
unveiled a t-shirt for Reigns and Taker – revealing
their team name of Graveyard Dogs. Sigh. Do
you know what, shall we put this to a vote?
Vote in the poll above my head to let me know
which team name you think is the worst: Vikng
Experience, Kabuki Warriors, Besties Best
for the Business, and Graveyard Dogs. I’ll
reveal the result in our Extreme Rules review
on Monday.
Undertaker and Roman Reigns taking on Shane
McMahon and Drew McIntyre is just one of the
matches on Sunday at Extreme Rules, which
will also see Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch
defending their Universal Championship and
Raw Women’s Championship against Baron Corbin
and Lacey Evans, Kofi Kingston defending his
WWE Championship against Samoa Joe, AJ Styles
and Ricochet clashing for the United States
Championship, The Planeteers defending their
Smackdown Tag Team Championships against Heavy
Machinery and New Day, The Usos vs. Revival
for the Raw Tag Team Championships and Aleister
Black and Cesaro on PPV yes please mate.
One of the other matches on the card sees
Bayley defend her Smackdown Women’s Championship
against Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross in a two-on-one
handicap match, which was set up on Monday’s
Raw where Cross beat Bayley in a Beat the
Clock challenge.
It’s now being reported by Dave Meltzer
in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, that
this was a last-minute switch, and the change
was made because Alexa Bliss has been dealing
with a sinus infection all week. Bliss was
at both Raw and Smackdown, but was unable
to go out in front of the crowd due to her
illness, and so the decision was made to change
the match to a 2-on-1 handicap match so Cross
can do all the heavy lifting to protect Bliss
this coming Sunday.
Something else that changed on last Monday’s
Raw was the closing angle, where Cedric Alexander
disguised himself as janitor Gary Garbutt
to team with Roman Reigns to take on Shane
McMahon and Drew McIntyre. Cedric’s plan
went off without a hitch – despite being Claymore’d
by Drew and pinned by Shane – and he celebrated
with Roman after the match – despite being
Claymore’d by Drew and pinned by Shane.
That does not make sense.
PWInsider are now reporting that this was
also a last-minute change, with the original
plan set to simply have an extra playing the
role of Gary Garbutt in the tag match. Mike
Johnson of PWInsider doesn’t go into more
detail on what this extra would have done
during the match, but reports that there was
a pitch during the day to put Alexander in
the Garbutt position instead. According to
Johnson, “We are told there will be a follow-up
to Alexander’s involvement on Raw Monday.”
But Extreme Rules is not the only wrestling
that is happening this weekend.
It’s a busy weekend of wrestling, with WWE
holding Extreme Rules this Sunday, the B Block
of New Japan’s G1 kicking off, Evolve airing
on the WWE Network for the first-time ever
with their 10th anniversary show, and AEW
hosting their third PPV Fight for the Fallen
– which has a stacked card including The Rhodes
Brothers taking on The Young Bucks, Kenny
Omega taking on CIMA, Lucha Brothers vs. SoCal
Uncensored, Allie taking on Brandi Rhodes,
Adam Page vs. Kip Sabian, and MJF, Shawn Spears
and Sammy Guevara teaming up against the death
match trio of Jimmy Jacobs, Joey Janela and
Darby Allin.
And because AEW clearly want to mess with
our predictions videos and WrestleLeague Season
Two – head on over to Patreon.com/wrestletalk
for more info on how to join that – the company
has announced a slew of new matches – including
Sonny Kiss taking on The Librarian Peter Avalon,
as well as matches for Dr. Britt Baker and
the AEW debut of Bea Priestly, and a triple
threat tag team match between Dark Order,
Jack Evans & Angelico, and Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus
– with the winners advancing to All Out in
August for the opportunity for a first-round
bye in the tournament to crown the first AEW
World Tag Team Championships.
One team that could be part of that tag tournament
is former Impact Tag Champs, LAX. The team
of Santana and Ortiz lost their titles to
The North last Friday ahead of Slammiversary,
where they failed to recapture the belts in
a three-way match that also involved The Rascalz.
It was reported shortly after the show by
Figure Four Weekly that Slammiversary would
likely be the final night for LAX in Impact
Wrestling, with their contracts expiring in
August and they are unlikely to re-sign.
PWInsider added that Impact Wrestling were
looking to offer a big money contract to get
the team to stay, but Dave Meltzer has reported
in the latest Observer that both WWE and AEW
are interested in signing the duo – with WWE
believing that they’ll be joining NXT in
September. However he adds, “most close
to the situation expect the decision will
be AEW.”
Meltzer writes the AEW choice is the more
likely as tag teams will be a big focus for
the new promotion, and they can continue their
partnership with Konnan due to All Elite Wrestling’s
partnership with AAA. Not only that, but AEW
will offer more money than they would make
in NXT.
Slammiversary was also the reported final
night of former World Champion Johnny Impact.
PWInsider reported that his contract actually
ended with Impact Wrestling a few weeks before
Slammiversary, but he agreed to work the show
to finish up his feud with Rich Swann over
the X-Division Championship.
But while Johnny Impact is now a free agent
and could negotiate with any company he wants,
Meltzer is reporting that the feeling is that
Mr. Impact looks at wrestling as a side gig
to pay his bills and he wants to focus on
his acting career. Meltzer notes that if Mundo
went to WWE, he’d have less time to make
films and they would have to be approved by
the company, and that AEW would offer him
more freedom to do outside projects. However,
“the last word was that he was leaning neither
in the direction of WWE or AEW.”
Someone who did choose to head to All Elite
Wrestling is the former Dean Ambrose, Jon
Moxley. Mox debuted for AEW at Double or Nothing
in May, attacking both Kenny Omega and Chris
Jericho, then defeating Joey Janela in a lights
out unsanctioned match at Fyter Fest last
month. Moxley won’t be at Fight for the
Fallen due to him competing in New Japan’s
G1, but he has now been announced for Starrcast
III, the fan convention that will take place
prior to AEW’s All Out in August. Not only
that, but Moxley will have a sit down interview
with Jim Ross where they promise, “nothing
will be off limits”.
Moxley’s former employer WWE will soon be
gearing up for their second biggest show of
the year, Summerslam, but if reports are to
be believed, plans for that show are now out
the window.
With Extreme Rules coming this Sunday, many
fans will be looking to the results to see
what we can expect fo Summerslam – with many
fans expecting matches between Undertaker
and Drew McIntyre, Shane McMahon vs. Roman
Reigns or Kevin Owens, and even some speculating
that Shane could go for Kofi Kingston’s
WWE Championship.
WWE themselves have advertised locally in
the Tornoto area that Drew McIntyre vs. The
Undertaker will be one of the show’s big
marquee matches, but Dave Meltzer is reporting
“that is not the actual plan right now”.
Meltzer fully expects Undertaker to be on
the show, and theorizes that it will either
be against McIntyre, Shane McMahon or someone
new like Bray Wyatt.
Taker vs. Drew not being the current plan
has been somewhat backed up by the very reliable
WrestleVotes on Twitter, who posted that “anything
WWE had planned for SummerSlam in advance
was all subject to change once [Eric] Bischoff
& [Paul] Heyman fully start their roles this
upcoming week.”
Heyman and Bischoff will officially start
their roles as executive directors for Raw
and Smackdown respectivly following Extreme
Rules, with WrestleVotes saying they’re
going to be given a legitimate fresh start
with no forced agendas. Which sort of means
that the results of Extreme Rules are effectivly
pointless as they might not mean much by Monday.
It’s been reported by various outlets that
Heyman has been more involved in the creative
process since the announcement, being present
for Raw meetings with one report saying he
sat in Gorilla Position with Vince McMahon
taking notes. Heyman has been credited for
the Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley storyline,
Street Profits getting a call up from NXT,
and the Mike and Maria Kannellis pregnancy
However that’s not been the case for Eric
Bischoff, who hasn’t been at either Smackdown
Live taping since the announcement. One wrestler
backstage told the very reliable Sean Ross
Sapp of Fightful that “things cannot get
any worse”, with Dave Meltzer adding in
a Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the internal
feeling is that Bischoff’s knowledge of
the current product is worse than feared – with
Bischoff himself admitting recently in an
interview that he has a lot to learn in this
new role.
And according to the latest Observer Newsletter,
Bischoff has some heat with WWE office staffers
for not showing up to the Smackdown tapings.
Meltzer expanded on Wrestling Observer Radio
saying, “There’s definitely negativity
towards Eric because I’ve seen it, I’ve
heard it. I don’t think so much among the
wrestlers. I think it’s more among office
people… they’re the ones that can see
through Eric.” He adds in the Newsletter
that Bischoff’s name hasn’t even been
mentioned in creative meetings and that, “It’s
been noted to us that every week he’s not
there puts him another week behind and the
battles necessary to be the catalyst of change
and improvement are going to take a long time.”
One of Bischoff’s big characters to play
with is The Best in the World, Shane McMahon
– who I think technically is still a Smackdown
guy but that’s been up in the air since
the Wild Card. At present, Shane is currently
involved in storylines with The Revival, The
Miz, Drew McIntyre, Elias, The Undertaker,
Roman Reigns, and following Smackdown, Kevin
Owens and Dolph Ziggler.
His latest feud with Owens started on this
week’s Smackdown – with Owens cutting a
worked shoot promo – pew pew – on the boss’
son where he buried the McMahon’s December
promo where they said things would change.
Owens said in his promo that the only thing
that’s changed is more Shane – noting that
guys and girls like Buddy Murphy and Asuka
can’t get TV time because Shane is on both
shows feuding with everyone.
However according to WrestlingNews.co – this
new feud with Owens could end up being Shane’s
last for some time, with the website reporting
that the storyline is being designed to phase
Shane O Mac off TV. Their report claims that
Vince McMahon is listening to the critisisms
of WWE more than ever, and has been more willing
to accept advise from other officials within
the company – with one bit of advice being
less Shane might be a good idea.
Now it should be noted that WrestlingNews.co
don’t have a perfect track record when it
comes to backstage reports, so this one should
be taken with a pinch of salt. So for all
we know, we could end up with more Shane once
Heyman and Bischoff take over.
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100 thoughts on “WWE Summerslam Plans SCRAPPED?! Shane McMahon BEING TAKEN OFF TV? | WrestleTalk News July 2019”

  1. "Less Shane on tv might be a good idea " no s*** sherlock, it should have been implemented after the feud with Miz..

  2. Shane McMahon needs to be taken off TV permanently because his midcard vortex will be larger than Baron Corbin.

  3. What if undertaker interrupts the cash of the money in bank from Brock lesnar and then they fight one last time at summer slam

  4. I hate graveyard dogs and when I saw the shirt I groaned (the front isn't too bad though), but "besties best for business" is waaaayy worse.

  5. Less Shane is definitely a good idea. Used to be exciting to see Shane jump in into the ring for matches with Taker, Styles and so on and that too with good storylines. And now, it's just shoving him down our throats.

  6. 13:00 A news platform that reports news from other news platforms with some that "aren't very reliable" hmm 🤔 So is it news or gossip lol

  7. Dude you don’t need to always do the best in the woooooorld thing. It’s annoying on tv so it’s also annoying here.

  8. I'll say it now if Eric Bischoff comes to Smackdown and just ignores everything they are doing with Kevin Owens and just turns him heel again or books him horribly as a face than I will hate the fact that he came back to WWE. As Owens is the best thing about Smackdown right now and I'm really worried about Bischoff as he has never once booked someone like Owens who has his build is amazing on the mic and in the ring. Closest thing WCW had to a Kevin Owens Bam Bam Bigelow and he was used horribly. He started out well enough with forming the Jersey Triad being a tag champion. But that ended in a few months and than after that he fucking lost to Norman Smiley of all people in a world title tournament and than just had pointless hardcore title feuds and than just floundered in the mid card putting of Shawn Stasiak twice and that was it for his career. So Bisschoff better come in and realize what they are doing with Owens is great and that they should keep doing just that with them. As Owens finally for the first time in ages feels like a big deal last thing we need is him to go back to just doing nothing at all but losing.

  9. Tag team names have been BS for years: ShowMiz, Awesome Truth, Golden Truth and other let's just blend the names of team members. or Boss n Hug Connection

  10. I still think Besties Best For Business is the worst. It's just so… beyond artificial, it's like it's from another dimension…

  11. I’m not a fan of Roman Reigns or the Undertaker (not more than anyone I mean) but I liked « The Graveyard Dogs » nickname. Better to me than any « Viking Experience » or even « The Planeteers » (sorry)

  12. DigestiveCeremony

    Bahahahahaha. I love that Eric Bischoff is a disaster already. It's almost like you can't trust the guy who brought us the Fingerpoke of Doom, and chased TNA out of the United States. Man, I wish would have pointed out these things when the initial news dropped. 😐

  13. Why does Shane want to be on tv, again? Can't he just sit behind his desk and do stuff from behind the scene?
    You know, since he was the original SD COO bfr Vince thought over bcs he thought the falling ratings were due to his children' incapability. (well, it's sort of true bcs they don't try to solve the problem, but Vince also doesn't know what the problem actually is, and he butting in added on to that problem by reducing the quality even more).

  14. Besties best for business is the absolute worst team name in the history of wwe. Worse than Air Boom. Worse than the Boss and Hug Connection. It’s just stupid.
    I think If Shane wins the wwe title from Kofi it will happen at the next Saudi Arabia show. His biggest recent moments have happened there, winning the World Cup and beating Roman. It makes sense for it to happen there. There also hasn’t been a major title change at one of those shows.

  15. Young Bucks, Lucha Brothers, SCU, Dark Order, Best Friends, Private Party, Angelico & Evans, Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus and possibly the Rhodes Brothers and maybe LAX….

    thats a pretty stacked tag division

  16. While uninspired "Graveyard Dogs" is probably the least bad name on that list. It sounds like someone wrote down the first thing that came to mind and called it a day while the others sound like the product of someone actively trying to eliminate all enjoyment of tag team wrestling.

  17. The worst ever tag team name has to be The Iconics not to mention how stupid they are and yeah well I'll be nice and say is that the best that Australia can do for looks lol

  18. Roman reigns and Taker shouldn’t be a team at all. But since they are, their name should be “Undead Dogs” or “Hounds of the Undead” or “Hell Hounds”… that’s all I can think of. Graveyard dogs is a horrible name though

  19. After Extreme Rules i want to start seeing Bray Wyatt, Buddy Murphy and Cedric Alexander a lot more and i want to see Drew McIntyre finally be by himself.

  20. I'm anti wwe fan but they have amped up the action , and have gotten better , keep it coming wwe they ain't going no where

  21. I'm saddened to hear that Shane McMahon may very well be heading off of TV. I was excited when his music hit on that day in February of "18". (?) He was doing well as a face, but for the current WWE audience I think that he seemed like too much of a "good guy", I liked that, but oh well. lol. Lately, his "character's" been really annoying. Was there a real reason why he was chosen to win the Best in the World trophy(I was not adding any more "Os" to "world. lol. Or was he getting a legit push, because he really is a competitor? I'm disappointed that his heel turn has forced them to phase him away.


    Bischoff wasn't scheduled to start yet. Do you get info from any legit sources or do you only do opinion?

  23. I love you guys but you are promoting gambling aimed at kids, please have some more scruples because i cant support a channel that supports that.

  24. DeMarcus Meriwether

    I actually like the Graveyard Dogs name. It’s a hell of a lot better than The Viking Experience or The Kabuki Warriors in my opinion.

  25. Yeah… How dare Uncle Eric not show up to work until his contract starts, who does he think he is? A normal and sane person?

    Seriously… Think about this… You have a job interview on Tuesday, you get hired, you get told your first day is the following Monday, you show up the next day… They then think you're a couple fries short of a happy meal and question offering you the job…

  26. Omg you are actual dickheads now! Eric Bischoff actually stated on his podcast that he is starting his new job in 2 weeks (at the announcement) and is packing up and driving down to New York this week! What the fuck is this nonsense you're reporting that "He didn't turn up for work" bullshit. Fake news crap!

  27. Michael Raven Charnes

    That's the best for business the worst tattoo name I ever heard that's when Vince McMahon walk in and says Roman The Undertaker besties best for business oh wait that's taken

  28. They are all terrible for different reasons but viking experience stands out for destroying a established tag team push.. The rest are basically like opening up the fridge and cooking a meal with all the leftovers……

  29. Dang it Ollie!! Why are you peddling CRAP games.

    Keep peddling "The Muscle Hustle" if you need money! That was actually a good game, still is actually.

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