WWE has announced that Rey Mysterio will return at SmackDown 1000 on October 16. It will mark his first appearance on the show in more than four years. BOOYAKA!
WWE has announced that the Big Show will make his return to in-ring competition on SmackDown Live this week. He will be facing Randy Orton in a qualifying match for the WWE World Cup, a tournament that will conclude at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia. The Big Show has not wrestled a match since losing to Braun Strowman in a steel cage match on the September 4, 2017 episode of Raw.
Other matches announced for SmackDown live include another WWE World Cup qualifying match between Jeff Hardy and Samoa Joe as well as a SmackDown Women’s Championship match between Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch, with the stipulation that if Becky is disqualified for any reason, she will lose the championship.
It’s not confirmed, but it’s being reported that Shawn Michaels is “a lock” to return to the ring. The report says he’ll team with Triple H against Undertaker and Kane at WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia on November 2. I think it’s certainly fitting that if he is going to wrestle again, that it’s The Undertaker who draws him out of retirement. That’s the only way it should be done. I imagine the buildup to this is going to be incredible.
After months of speculation, it’s being reported that Rey Mysterio has signed a two-year deal with WWE, The only thing left to figure out is where he will fit into a storyline. I think he will end up on Raw, but I’d prefer to see him battle it out with the top guys on SmackDown. Either way, it’s certainly exciting to have him back, and I really look forward to seeing what they do with him.
Matt Hardy says it’s time to go home. What an incredibly talented performer, and what an amazing career. You will be missed. Thank you, Matt.
WWE has come to terms on the release of William Morrissey (Big Cass).
This is a shock. I was sure that he would beat Daniel Bryan at MITB, but if this was a situation where he had already asked for his release and they needed to get one more match from him, it makes sense that he lost. I thought he could really be a great heel and possibly a world champion. Maybe he still will be someday. Good luck Cass. Hopefully we get some additional information on this soon.