WWE Reportedly Removed and Later Re-Added Edge to Their Internal Roster List
WWE reportedly recently had removed and later re-added Edge’s name to their internal roster list, according to PWInsider.
Mike Johnson initially reported that his sources stated that Edge’s name had been recently removed from WWE’s internal roster list. Johnson reported that this had led to rumors of Edge potentially leaving the company and heading to AEW as the reason for the removal at the time.
In a follow-up report, Johnson reported that his sources stated that WWE officials had recently re-added Edge’s name back to their internal roster list but no longer lists him as an active talent. Instead, Edge’s name reportedly is now listed under a “miscellaneous” roster list that WWE uses for non-active television talent, which includes WWE Legends and active in-ring talent who are currently out of action with injuries.
Matt Riddle WWE Status Update – Riddle Reportedly Expected to Return to Next Week’s RAW Show
As noted before, Matt Riddle was involved in an incident this past Saturday at the JFK Airport in New York City, New York resulting in an investigation being launched over Riddle’s claims of being sexually harassed by a Port Authority officer. Riddle was pulled from this past Monday’s RAW show and this upcoming weekend’s house show events due to an illness-related reason.
PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that his sources stated that Riddle is currently scheduled to return from his illness for next week’s WWE RAW show in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Nick Khan Comments on Potential Idea for All-Star TKO Weekend Events
As noted before, Endeavor officially closed their purchase of WWE and merger of WWE and UFC into a new company called TKO Group this past Tuesday.
A recent episode of The Bill Simmons Podcast featured WWE CEO Nick Khan as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Khan’s thoughts about early talks between WWE and UFC over the idea of a potential “All-Star TKO Weekend” crossover for WWE and UFC events running on the same weekend in the future.
“The conversations are just beginning now. Everybody wanted to make sure that we got all the regulatory approvals in place. Department of Justice approval, SEC approval, a couple of international approvals that we needed and obviously, we got all of those. The conversations are happening now. Yes, what everyone envisions is, can you set up an all-star TKO weekend where SmackDown goes on Friday, UFC on Saturday with pay-per-view, and WWE goes with a premium live event on Sunday. Can you do that from the same city? Certainly, a lot of cost efficiencies there in terms of production, but a lot of revenue efficiencies in terms of upside there as well.
Certainly, the fighters and WWE superstars stay separate. Could you have a Ronda Rousey or Brock Lesnar come along who can cross from one to the other? Sure, but that’s a once-in-a-decade type of thing. In terms of production, [UFC Exec VP/Operations & Production] Craig Borsari and [WWE Line Producer] Kevin Dunn, they’ve had a number of conversations on those efficiencies, how it might look, how it might work. Hopefully, we have some news on that in a couple of months.”
Transcript h/t: Fightful.com