WWE Will Return To Brand Split Following Survivor Series
The past few weeks have showcased some of the most exciting episodes of WWE that the company has ever recorded. The build to Survivor Series this year has definitely pushed the point of the show across, but that all comes to an end tomorrow night.
According to The Wrestling Observer, the brand split will be back in place following Survivor Series and all three brands will move forward with their own storylines.
No Title Changes Expected At Survivor Series?
Brock Lesnar will defend his WWE Championship against Rey Mysterio while The Fiend will defend his Universal title against Daniel Bryan this weekend at Survivor Series. Interestingly, these two titles are not expected to change hands as part of the show. According to Cagesideseats, both stories will go through to the Royal Rumble. The only question is surrounding the NXT Championship since the match is still yet to be announced.
“There aren’t expected to be any title changes at Survivor Series, and both title programs will likely go all the way up to, and possibly through, Royal Rumble.”
Pete Dunne, Damien Priest, and Killian Dain will collide tonight at War Games for the chance to challenge Adam Cole tomorrow night.
205 Live Was Only Canceled This Week
This week’s episode of 205 Live failed to air following SmackDown, which has fuelled speculation that WWE could have finally canceled the weekly Cruiserweight showcase. According to Ryan Satin, this was only because of the ending to this week’s show since DX invaded SmackDown and 205 Live couldn’t really follow that kind of ending from what is considered to be WWE’s biggest show now. The show is expected to be back next week.
Hulk Hogan Wants To Wrestle At WrestleMania 36
Hulk Hogan had a taste of a WWE return back at Crown Jewel when he was part of the five on five match alongside Ric Flair. Hogan wasn’t physically involved in the match but he was seen as the captain of the team and it looks to have only further fueled his desire to get back in the ring.
Hogan recently revealed that he’s feeling healthy again at a weight of just 300 pounds and is now scheduled for back surgery but he should be recovered in time to be part of next year’s WrestleMania. Hogan’s last WWE match was at SummerSlam back in 2006, more than 13 years ago!
WWE Cutting Back On NXT House Shows In 2020
NXT has proved that it’s a force to be reckoned with over the past few weeks, which will hopefully be showcased in the ratings for the show in the coming weeks. Now that NXT isn’t a show that is only presented on the Network, it appears that House Shows are no longer needed as much and according to The Wrestling Observer, the company is in talks to cut some of these shows in 2020.
Seth Rollins To Feud With Erick Rowan Following Survivor Series
Seth Rollins was approached by Triple H a few weeks ago about rejoining NXT and helping them to become the dominant brand at Survivor Series, an offer that Rollins is yet to respond to. While there could be a swerve as part of the show that could see The Beastslayer return to his old stomping ground, it’s more likely that he won’t be the turncoat since he has a feud with Erick Rowan to look forward to on Raw heading into their Madison Square Garden show on December 26th.
According to Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer, this could be a hint that the two men are set to step into a feud.
“This year’s version is a Raw show with three matches announced (which will likely all be changed), Rusev vs. Lashley, Rollins vs. Rowan (which means at least this week the idea is to put them together in a program) and Asuka & Sane vs. Flair & Lynch for the tag team titles.”
As ever, wrestling fans are reminded that the above are just rumors and should not be taken at face value as facts.