The Firefly Fun House on the latest edition of Monday Night RAW potentially hinted at “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt’s next opponent – The Undertaker – and per recent rumors on social media, this could likely be be the current plan.
Fans had anticipated The Fiend to attack The Phenom on SmackDown Live but WWE had other plans. The Deadman received a grand reception at MSG and laid waste to Sami Zayn.
On Oh, You Didn’t Know podcast, Brad Shepard reported that WWE’s plan is to save the confrontation between The Undertaker and The Fiend for SmackDown’s debut on FOX on October 4.
“Why didn’t they have The Fiend attacking The Undertaker on SmackDown Live? They kept them separate so they could continue to build. Right now the plan is for the confrontation to take place on the inaugural SmackDown on Fox.”
“Again, you know how this works, Vince McMahon can get a wild hair up his ass and decide to change it tomorrow or literally in ten seconds, but that is definitely what was discussed as of today.”
The SmackDown debut show will also serve as the go-home episode for Hell In A Cell.
Per rumors, Wyatt will be taking on Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman in a Triple Threat Universal Championship match at the PPV in October.
Meanwhile, Fightful is reporting that Tommaso Ciampa, Bobby Lashley and Jinder Mahal are gearing up for their return to the ring.
The former NXT Champion has been on the sidelines for 6 months after undergoing a neck surgery, but he’s ready to step back in the ring as early as today, ahead of NXT’s move to USA Network next week.
Internal listings originally had Tommaso Ciampa listed at mid-August, and now peg him at 9/11.
The former Intercontinental Champion required to have bone spurs removed from his elbow, and looks ready to reinsert himself into storylines, right after Hell In A Cell.
Bobby Lashley was originally set internally to have a return time in November, but the listing has him bumped up to 10/14.
The former WWE Champion underwent knee surgery in June and things are looking good for him at present.
Jinder Mahal, who was once listed as being out through the end of the year, has November 1 set as his expected return date.