Shane McMahon is now being advertised for the March 7thWWE Raw taping in Chicago. The Allstate Arena website posted the following announcement:
“JUST ANNOUNCED: For the First time in over a decade Shane McMahon will be live at the Allstate Arena on 3/7 for WWE – Monday Night Raw!”
According to The Wrestling Observer, Shane’s current WWE run is scheduled to last through WrestleMania and not beyond. But it’s the WWE, so anything can happen and will happen. Dave Meltzer had the following to say:
“…Even those closest to the family and near the top recognize the way Vince thinks. Already people are noting that the family soap opera behind the scenes is likely to become far more interesting than the one playing out on the screen.”
With regards to Shane vs The Undertaker at WrestleMania 32, the match was decided upon about 4 weeks ago after it became clear that John Cena would not be healthy enough in time for WrestleMania to face Undertaker.
Vince McMahon was reportedly devastated when he learned John Cena would miss Mania, as he was planning on that match carrying the big event.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution recently spoke with WWE star AJ Styles, and below are some highlights:
On making it to WWE:
According to the latest Wrestling Observer Radio and Wrestling Observer Newsletter, former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Shinsuke Nakamura looks to be the first NXT Superstar to receive WWE main event level money.
It has yet to be reported how much actual time Nakamura will spend in NXT.
Nakamura’s signing has been treated like a major sports story in Japan. The February 22nd press conference in Tokyo at the Hard Rock was attended by over 100 reporters, photographers and videographers.