WWE: Shane Helms on WWE’s Ratings Woes, Undertaker Series Update, Bianca Belair & Liv Morgan Update

Shane Helms Comments on WWE’s Ratings Woes During COVID-19

A recent episode of the UnSKripted with Chris Featherstone show had Shane “The Hurricane” Helms as the guest. One of the topics discussed included his thoughts on WWE’s television ratings woes during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Why are they falling? Because less people are watching. I just think, without an audience, you’re losing a big part of the magic of pro wrestling.

I mean it’s hard to watch for me and I love it as much as anybody has ever loved pro wrestling in the history of the world, and it’s hard for me to watch, and they lost a lot of star power. It’s really an odd time. Not like I have my finger on the pulse by saying it’s an odd time. Obviously, everybody knows that but, it’s an odd time.”

Transcript h/t: PostWrestling.com

More on Upcoming Special Episode of Undertaker: The Last Ride Series

WWE recently announced several new details for the upcoming special episode of their Undertaker: The Last Ride series on the WWE Network.

It was announced that this episode will air following this Sunday’s Extreme Rules event and will feature more behind-the-scenes stories told by the Undertaker from his legendary career in WWE.

Official press release:

You thought you’d seen the last Last Ride? Think again.

The critically-acclaimed WWE Network series returns this Sunday as Undertaker shares even more stories from his legendary career on Undertaker: The Last Ride: Tales from the Deadman, narrated by Emmy-nominated actor and producer Timothy Olyphant.

Get ready for some incredible behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the man himself, as Undertaker recalls stories about the origins of his character, his experience on an infamous plane ride, and even that time he fought The Godfather over a hat, all accompanied by never-before-seen animation.

Don’t miss the return of Undertaker: The Last Ride, as “Tales from The Deadman” premieres this Sunday, streaming immediately following The Horror Show at WWE Extreme Rules, only on WWE Network.

Bianca Belair & Liv Morgan RAW Status Update

Following a lengthy television absence, Bianca Belair made her return to the RAW brand during this past Monday’s episode of RAW. Ruby Riott revealed Belair as her surprise partner for her tag team match against the IIconics.

Dave Meltzer reported in a recent episode of the Wrestling Observer Radio that the reason for Belair’s return was simply due to WWE needing someone to fill in for Liv Morgan and not because RAW’s creative team had actual plans for her return. Morgan reportedly was originally planned to be Riott’s tag partner and become more involved in Riott’s on-going feud with the IIconics.

Meltzer also reported that the reason for Morgan’s absence from RAW since this past June is currently not known.