Update on Goldberg: Has He Wrestled His Final Match in WWE?

On Sunday, Goldberg participated in the final match of his WWE contract, and it’s possible that we’ll never see the now former Universal Champion wrestle again. But, during his promo on Raw Talk, he seemed open to doing another match if the opponent is right.

On Monday’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Melter was asked about the future of Bill Goldberg in WWE. Here’s what he said:

“So the situation with Goldberg is pretty much the way he described it in the interview at the end. It was kind of a farewell, but at the end it was like ‘you never know.’ Right now his deal is up. It was up last night. There’s nothing planned for him, but everyone pretty much has the opinion that [his return] was a big success. If the situation is right for him to come back, it’d have to be the right opponent and the right scenario, you could do it.”

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Here’s Why Vince McMahon Won’t Turn Roman Reigns Heel

WWE fans have been calling for a Roman Reigns heel turn for over two years, but Vince McMahon hasn’t given into the fans’ demands, and there are several reasons why. In fact, one of those reasons was brought up on Monday’s Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer.

Alvarez: “This person says: if the [WWE] Network did not exist, and pay-per-view buys continued to fall with Roman Reigns’ push, what would Vince have done?”

Meltzer: “If pay-per-view buys had continued to fall with Roman Reigns’ push, the old Vince McMahon would’ve made a change. He made changes based on pay-per-view buys all the time. So yes, if pay-per-view numbers were dropping, if house show numbers were dropping, and Roman Reigns was the top guy, Vince would be looking for another top guy.

“The reality is, TV numbers are dropping, but they’ve talked themselves into thinking that’s inevitable and you can’t do anything to stop it, and it doesn’t matter because other consumption is up. Merchandise numbers which they do go by, [Roman] is doing well. The reality is, you have to judge based on how the money is doing, and cheers and boos are really a pretty lousy indicator of that. Roman is not a big success by any means, but they will tell you that he is. He’s also not a failure, and he is the best guy for that spot, but that’s also because he’s been given a hell of a lot more opportunities for that spot than anybody else.

“When they boo him, Vince is back there going like ‘they really care a lot.’ That’s gonna make them push him more. It’s the silence that will get him. The only way it’s gonna change is if people stop buying his merchandise, and silence. Booing him will only make him stronger.”

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So, there you have it. Maybe try sitting in silence the next time he comes out, because it might force WWE to make a change.

Do you think silence will force Vince to change his mind on Roman? Or do you think he’ll push him even if the crowds are dead-silent during his matches and segments? Let us know in the comments below, or over on Facebook!

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SmackDown Preview: One Top Star Will Not Be There

Now that SmackDown has gone live on Tuesday nights, we also get a very special post-WrestleMania edition of the blue brand. So what’s on deck for tonight?

Well, one thing that apparently won’t be addressed tonight is John Cena and Nikki Bella. Cena is not advertised for tonight’s show, and it seems that this will be the first of several months off for the newly engaged couple.

As for the rest of the show, it looks like we’ll largely be addressing WrestleMania fallout. AJ Styles established dominance over the SmackDown commissioner, Randy Orton conquered Bray Wyatt for the WWE Championship, Naomi claimed the SmackDown Women’s Championship, and Dean Ambrose managed to hang onto the IC Title. Every one of those names will need new challengers–or at least a rematch–so we’ll find out the direction for each tonight.

Of course, it’ll be tough for anybody to get too comfortable with the “Superstar Shakeup” next week. It doesn’t seem to be a full draft, but the impending trades and deals will have a big effect on the landscape of both Raw and SmackDown.

But we’re expecting the roster changes to start tonight with a number of NXT call-ups. WWE’s official preview suggests some big new debuts, and a recent report suggests at least three new stars set to make their debut this week. Whether that plan has changed remains to be seen, but it would be shocking if at least one of those names didn’t make it to TV tonight.

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Report: Here’s What to Expect From the Next Few PPV Main Events

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The Raw after WrestleMania teased a few things, but we still don’t have a clear picture of what the red brand’s main event scene will look like for the next few months.

Raw’s next pay-per-view is Payback this month, and Universal Champion Brock Lesnar is not booked for that show. According to today’s Wrestling Observer Radio (subscription required), the next few big matches will feature Roman Reigns once again taking on Braun Strowman.

Following that, the teased contest between Braun and Brock will happen, which casts the match between Strowman and Reigns in a very interesting light.

Following that–of course–is Lesnar versus Reigns. The implication is that the Strowman championship match might happen at SummerSlam, with Reigns finally conquering the Beast at WrestleMania.

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It’s still speculation at this point, but don’t be surprised if the “2 in 23-2” turns out to be a year-long story development.

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Enzo Amore’s “Wrestlemania XXXIII” Gear Cost HOW MUCH???

Say that again??? “Wrestlemania XXXIII” is a special night for a lot of people, including a good chunk of the WWE’s roster. Often times you’ll see them do something special, be it Sasha Banks being driven down to the ring on the back of a car, HHH riding a motorcycle or wearing a year’s salary’s worth of clothes.

According to his Twitter, Enzo Amore’s “Wrestlemania XXXIII” gear cost $50,000. This included several pieces of jewelry and a pair of custom made shoes. It should be noted that Amore never said he PAID $50,000 for his gear, which was likely mostly rented instead of being bought outright.

Wrestlemania?! Biggest runway of em all: $50,000 on my body not including 1of1 signature #AirEnzo‘S courtesy of @Jumpman23 …they priceless

— Enzo Amore (@WWEAaLLday21) April 2, 2017

Opinion: If Amore only rented that stuff, it’s certainly a cool story. If he actually paid that much money for it, I hope he has a rich uncle somewhere in Bel Air to help him after his in-ring career ends. There comes a point where the spending stops making sense and if that’s what Amore did here, he’s long past that point and is well on his way to being rather sad case.

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Emma Returns on “Monday Night Raw”

Hopefully it lasts a bit longer this time. Once of the more interesting stories of the latter half of 2016 was waiting on Emmalina to FINALLY arrive. We saw the vignettes for the better part of six months before she finally showed up. That appearance lasted all of a single night before Emmalina debuted, promising the return of Emma.

The return took place tonight at “Monday Night Raw” as Emma returned in a six woman tag, teaming with Charlotte and Nia Jax to face the team of Bayley, Sasha Banks and Dana Brooke. Allegedly, Emmalina was dropped due to not putting enough effort into the character, though it could still be used in the future for someone else. It would seem that Emma is a heel again as she was in her heel gear and on the heel team.

Opinion: Can we just keep her this way? Emma is perfectly fine as a wrestler and was getting a lot better in the ring before that injury derailed her last year. Emmalina was one of the worst ideas in a good while as it felt like a call back to the 90s, which are now basically the dark ages of women’s wrestling. Just let her be the character that was getting over and be done with it.

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Mr. McMahon Announces “Superstar Shakeup” For Next Week

It’s time to SHAKE THINGS UP AGAIN!

Tonight on “Monday Night Raw,” Vince McMahon made his triumphant return and delivered some major news. Next week on both “Raw” and “Smackdown Live,” there will be a “Superstar Shake-up,” which will lead to some changes to the rosters of both shows.

According to WWE.com, “Smackdown Live” General Manager Daniel Bryan and newly named “Raw” GM Kurt Angle have already begun negotiations as to potential superstar movement. Both sides will be granted an opportunity to make trades, deals and other moves that they feel fit.

It is unknown at this time the exact rules, regulations and details behind the shake-up. We will have more information on this event as it becomes available to us.

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Editor’s Note:

I figured that this might be coming, but I didn’t think it would be so soon! While this is not a full out draft, this is still a great way to get fresh new storylines following WrestleMania and give the writers the opportunity to continue to give us creative programming each week!

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Matt and Jeff Hardy Appear on “RAW Talk:” Were They “Broken?”

Ever since Matt and Jeff Hardy made their return to WWE last night at WrestleMania and captured the “RAW” Tag Team Titles, many members of the WWE Universe wondered if they would return as Team Extreme, or if they would let their “Broken Brilliance” shine.

Tonight on “RAW Talk,” following “Monday Night Raw,” The Hardys were special guests and discussed several topics.

Their return was actually kept a surprise from most people. Matt said that once they arrived at the arena, they were quietly snuck in, quickly got ready and then immediately headed for the curtain to make their entrance for the Fatal 4-Way Tag Team match against Cesaro & Sheamus, Enzo Amore & Big Cass, and the then champions, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson.

The new #RAW #TagTeamChampions @JEFFHARDYBRAND & @MATTHARDYBRAND feel wonderful joining @ReneeYoungWWE & @JerryLawler on #RAWTalk! pic.twitter.com/Zp5ZLACohZ

— WWE (@WWE) April 4, 2017

Renee Young then asked what the Hardy brothers have been up to since they left WWE the first time. Matt addressed the fact that they were on an “Expedition of Gold,” and were aiming to capture tag team titles across multiple federations and promotions. He then said that their goal is complete, as they have won the most prestigious titles that professional wrestling has to offer, in the “Raw” Tag Team Titles.

It should be noted that while some of the words of the “Broken” gimmick, such as “intoxicating” and “Expedition of Gold” were used, they were clearly not speaking in the voice associated with the character. Also, neither Matt or Jeff used the word “Delete” in their interview.

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Editor’s Note:

At first, I was confused by this, but several people pointed out to me that the lawsuit with TNA over who owns the rights to the “Broken” gimmick are still ongoing. WWE is definitely hinting at the character without overstepping their boundaries, and I hope that they can return to this gimmick once everything is cleared up!

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Vince McMahon Announced Kurt Angle as New RAW General manager and Superstar Shakeup

Vince McMahon appeared on tonight’s post-WrestleMania 33 edition of WWE RAW and named the new RAW General Manager – 2017 WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle. Vince noted that RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon will be out of action for some time due to the table dump she took during Seth Rollins’ win over Triple H at WrestleMania 33.

Vince also announced that next Monday’s show will feature a “Superstar Shakeup” with both the RAW and the SmackDown rosters. Vince and Michael Cole did not say this would be a Draft but the “Superstar Shakeup” sounds like something similar to the Draft.

Below are photos and video from tonight’s segment with Vince and Angle:

What’s HE doing here?!? @VinceMcMahon has arrived to the #RAWAfterMania…. #RAW pic.twitter.com/UWvtlAUy02

— WWE (@WWE) April 4, 2017

That strut….#TheChairman @VinceMcMahon is in the building! #RAW #RAWAfterMania pic.twitter.com/FnHi1dRiKH

— WWE (@WWE) April 4, 2017

“Next week we are going to have a Superstar shake-up because it is time to SHAKE THINGS UP AROUND HERE!” – @VinceMcMahon #RAW pic.twitter.com/NpDjWE712m

— WWE (@WWE) April 4, 2017

.@VinceMcMahon is getting right down to business by announcing a NEW #RAW General Manager! #RAW #RawAfterMania pic.twitter.com/gOZ1VjOr50

— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) April 4, 2017

“MY BAD!” The NEW General Manager of #RAW is a @WWE Hall of Famer, but it’s NOT @teddyplayalong…. #RAWAfterMania pic.twitter.com/Zu5hTBVRFk

— WWE (@WWE) April 4, 2017

After announcing a @WWE #SuperstarShakeUp next week, @VinceMcMahon needs a new GM for #RAW…IT’S TRUE, IT’S DAMN TRUE! pic.twitter.com/TdFxV6NLG0

— WWE (@WWE) April 4, 2017

The REAL new #RAW General Manager is @WWE Hall of Famer @RealKurtAngle! IT’S TRUE…. IT’S DAMN TRUE!!! #RAWAfterMania pic.twitter.com/YRncYvaxC8

— WWE (@WWE) April 4, 2017

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Finn Balor Makes His Return on the Post-WrestleMania 33 RAW (Photos, Videos)

Finn Balor made his long-awaited return to WWE TV on tonight’s post-WrestleMania 33 RAW from Orlando. Balor returned to the ring in mid-March and had been working WWE live events since then. He had been out of action since SummerSlam 2016 with a shoulder injury.

After Samoa Joe and WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens attacked Chris Jericho before Jericho was set to team with Seth Rollins on tonight’s RAW, new RAW General Manager Kurt Angle promised to find a partner for Rollins. That partner ended up being Balor. He and Rollins defeated Owens and Joe in the RAW main event, which saw Balor hit Coup de Grace and get the pin on Owens.

Below are photos and videos from Balor’s return:

EXCELLENT CHOICE, @RealKurtAngle! @FinnBalor is BACK to team with @WWERollins against @FightOwensFight and @SamoaJoe NEXT on #RAW! pic.twitter.com/xW1hhhOGiy

— WWE (@WWE) April 4, 2017

.@WWERollins‘ tag team partner is none other than the FIRST #UniversalChampion @FinnBalor!!!!! #RAW #RAWAfterMania pic.twitter.com/04JIm4yrfA

— WWE (@WWE) April 4, 2017

.@FinnBalor absorbs the energy of the @WWEUniverse as he makes his #RAW return! #RAWAfterMania pic.twitter.com/hitUwK0rbc

— WWE (@WWE) April 4, 2017

Did you miss him? #RAW #RAWAfterMania @FinnBalor pic.twitter.com/Ul90NYTTSL

— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) April 4, 2017

.@WWERollins stares down @FightOwensFight and @SamoaJoe! The #Kingslayer is ready for BATTLE on #RAW, LIVE NOW on @USA_Network! pic.twitter.com/vnSRFvJpKa

— WWE (@WWE) April 4, 2017

After nine long months, @FinnBalor is BACK in action and bringing the FIGHT to #USChampion @FightOwensFight in #RAW‘s tag team main event! pic.twitter.com/CGeU66ayZE

— WWE (@WWE) April 4, 2017

A bad knee can’t stop @WWERollins from causing DESTRUCTION in the main event of #RAW, LIVE on @USA_Network! @FightOwensFight @SamoaJoe pic.twitter.com/BWKiPmWat3

— WWE (@WWE) April 4, 2017

COUP DE GRACE! @FinnBalor picks up the victory for his team in the main event of #RAW! @WWERollins @FightOwensFight @SamoaJoe pic.twitter.com/yQyy8fPwVl

— WWE (@WWE) April 4, 2017

.@FinnBalor hasn’t lost a beat as he plants @FightOwensFight with a #Dropkick on #RAW! @WWERolllins @SamoaJoe #RAWAfterMania pic.twitter.com/wARq8QeL6N

— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) April 4, 2017

A TRIUMPHANT return for @FinnBalor! #FinnsBack #RAW #RAWAfterMania pic.twitter.com/gJlJ22e1zw

— WWE (@WWE) April 4, 2017

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