WWE Dropping Storylines
The McMahon family announced a “fresh start” this past Monday on RAW, and with that we are expected to see multiple storylines dropped.
Dave Meltzer notes in the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer newsletter that it appears the WWE will be dropping multiple storylines.
The following storylines have been dropped
- Alexa Bliss as authority figure. There was talk of her replacing Baron Corbin at one point
- Paige as an authority figure. No confirmation on her next role
- Shane McMahon turning heel following winning the Crown Jewel tournament. This was first teased, then put on hold. It was set to begin once again in the new year, but is now dropped.
- Fallout from Smackdown losing every match at Survivor Series has been dropped
- Lucha House Party rules
Finn Balor Expected To Get Push
Finn Balor’s role as a midcarder may be finally be over. Dave Meltzer notes that Balor is expected to get a significant push, at least for a little while.
This could explain why Balor did defeat Drew Mcintyre at TLC, as well as winning a Triple Threat match on RAW this past week.
The Brian Kendrick Says He’s ‘Taking A Leave Of Absence’ From WWE
205 Live Wrestler Taking A Break
WWE 205 Live star The Brian Kendrick is taking a break from the ring according a Twitter post.
Kendrick tweeted, “It’s been 3 years since my last #Cruiserweight Title opportunity. Since then, it has become evident that nobody on @WWE205Live understands nor respects the road that I paved for them. Therefore I am taking an indefinite leave of absence from the ring.”
It’s been 3 years since my last #Cruiserweight Title opportunity. Since then, it has become evident that nobody on @WWE205Live understands nor respects the road that I paved for them. Therefore I am taking an indefinite leave of absence from the ring. @WWE #205live pic.twitter.com/MJftDpQl1F
— Brian Kendrick (@mrbriankendrick) November 15, 2019
Brian Kendrick won the WWE Cruiserweight Championship in 2016 after defeating TJ Perkins at the Hell In A Cell PPV.
Kendrick was out of action for several months, after suffering a broken orbital bone at the hands of Hideo Itami. He was out of action from December 2017 to April 2018.
It’s unknown is any personal issues or injuries are preventing him from competing. Further details will be provided once they are known.
Location and Date Announced For 2020 WWE Elimination Chamber
The location and date for next year’s WWE Elimination Chamber has been announced.
During last night’s Friday Night SmackDown, a graphic appeared for the live audience indicating WWE Elimination Chamber will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA on March 8, 2020.
This date lines up with WWE’s 2019-2020 touring schedule, which was revealed this past March prior to Wrestlemania 35.
This is the final pay-per-view prior to Wrestlemania 36 in Tampa, FL.
The pre-sale password for tickets is CHAMBER
Philly hosting Elimination Chamber in March! pic.twitter.com/XhzzUCj4m8
— Dave (@DaveMuscarella) November 16, 2019
Bray Wyatt Reveals Refreshed WWE Universal Championship, Championship Match Set For Survivor Series
A new look for the WWE Universal Championship was revealed tonight during Friday Night SmackDown.
During the Firefly Funhouse segment, Bray Wyatt revealed a blue version of the WWE Universal Championship.
— WWE (@WWE) November 16, 2019
The belt was customized by Wild Cat Belts, who also crafted several other WWE titles.
Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE Universal Championship was also confirmed for the up-coming Survivor Series PPV
Check out some photos of below.