Hours before last week’s Raw, WWE advertised Shane McMahon to appear during the show for an unknown reason.
During the third hour of Raw, Shane McMahon presented Raw Underground, A new concept where WWE talent brawl in an undisclosed part of the Performance Center. With a mix of wrestling and mixed martial arts, many people compared it to the movie Fight Club.
During an interview with Newsweek where he promoted the return of his animated series, SyFy’s Dallas and Robo, John Cena said that Raw Underground is a great opportunity for superstars to make it their own.
“[RAW Underground] is an opportunity. I think any paradigm shift, any big announcement, anything in that world that is ever-changing, constantly-pivoting, there is always a search for growth,” Cena said. “It’s an opportunity, that’s exactly what it is. So, I think it needs a little bit of time to find itself. And in all things if it lacks creative definition from the top, I really hope performers embrace the unknown and they define it.”
Cena then explained how ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin is a great example of superstars making it their own.
“A great example of that is Steve Austin. Steve Austin wasn’t told to be Steve Austin, but he was given a chance to speak and Stone Cold Steve Austin came out of that, and then the power of the WWE sent this dude’s personality out to everybody. That’s where we get one if not the greatest WWE superstars of all time in Stone Cold Steve Austin. So I see a lot of opportunities like that. You have this newer thing not a lot of people know what all of it is and that is the absolute best for anyone that is going to be in front of the camera because they can define it and they can take advantage of the opportunity.”