– Big Update On Stephanie McMahon’s Return To WWE Programming
Word going on is that Stephanie McMahon is expected to be brought back to WWE programming if viewership for Raw continues to decrease. This week’s Raw viewership saw a slight increase from last week, but the viewership in general has been on a decline as of late.
However, WWE bringing Stephanie back to Raw isn’t the only option they are thinking about. With Shane McMahon’s status as the Commissioner of SmackDown Live currently up in the air, there have been talks of bringing Stephanie to SmackDown Live as well (to fill Shane’s spot). We’ll keep you updated regarding this.
– Two Raw Stars To Miss WrestleMania 34?
We previously reported how Raw Superstar Big Cass might miss WrestleMania 34 due to a knee injury. Well, it looks like Big Cass might not be the only Raw Star to miss WrestleMania 34 due to an injury, because Jeff Hardy might miss next year’s Show of Shows as well.
As we noted earlier, WWE confirmed that Jeff will undergo shoulder surgery next month. Below is what WWE Senior Ringside Physician Dr. Stephen Daquino had to say about Jeff’s injury:
“Jeff is dealing with a rotator cuff tear right now. It’s a full thickness tear of his supraspinatus tendon and a couple of other areas in the shoulder. He’s going to go for evaluation and probably for surgery next week.”
Jeff still expects to be present on WWE TV while he’s recovering from the surgery:
“There’s a lot of crazy ideas. It inspires me to think a lot more about what I can do other than the extreme stunts and still be entertaining.”
It should be noted that SmackDown Live wrestlers Shelton Benjamin & Erick Rowan had the same surgery and they were out of action for about 7 months. If Jeff ends up staying out of action for 7 months as well, then there’s a pretty good chance that he’ll miss WrestleMania 34.