WWE: Cruz Del Toro Underwent Surgery Following Arm Injury, WWE Reportedly Considering Holding Future WrestleManias in May, More News

Cruz Del Toro Announces He Underwent Surgery for Arm Injury

Cruz Del Toro announced on Instagram that he recently underwent successful surgery to repair an arm-related injury.

While the exact nature of his injury was not given, Del Toro posted a photo of himself lying in a hospital bed with his arm in a cast.

“A special thank you to Dr. McKeon and the team at Birmingham Surgery Center for their care, the surgery was a success.

Thank you for your messages of support and good wishes. I will be back soon and better than ever.

Like someone said… #todayisdayone

Del Toro last wrestled on the April 5th WWE SmackDown show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Del Toro competed in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal match at the show.

WWE Reportedly Considering Plans to Hold Future WrestleManias in Month of May

As noted before, WWE President Nick Khan stated in a recent Sports Business Journalโ€™s World Congress of Sport conference that WWE is currently considering Las Vegas as a potential host for next year’s WrestleMania 41 event.

Fightful Select reported that their sources stated that WWE officials have still yet to make a final decision regarding the official host for next year’s WrestleMania 41 event. While officials in Minnesota’s state government are currently hopeful that next year’s event will be announced to be held in their city of Minneapolis, it was reported that several WWE officials within the company have been pushing for Las Vegas to be named the official host city instead.

It was also reported that WWE officials have also held recent talks regarding the idea of moving their annual WrestleMania event to the month of May and as early as next year’s event.

WWE News & Notes

Booker T recently announced that NXT talent Lexis King will be making an appearance for his Reality of Wrestling promotion at their No Limits event on May 11th in Texas City, Texas.

WWE NIL signee Haley Cavinder announced on Twitter that she has recently committed to playing a fifth and final season of collegiate basketball for the University of Miami.

As noted before, WWE signed a new television and media rights deal with Netflix this past January for their WWE RAW series that goes into effect in January of 2025. In a recent investor’s meeting to discuss the results of their 2024 fiscal first quarter report, Netflix stated that they will no longer be reporting subscriber numbers for their service for their quarterly fiscal reports outside of reaching “major subscriber milestones.” (Source: Axios.com)

In a recent Sports Business Journal’s World Congress of Sports conference, WWE CCO Paul “Triple H” Levesque gave his thoughts about his belief that a vast majority of WWE’s television fans will follow their RAW brand over to Netflix once RAW moves over to the service in January of 2025. Levesque stated “That’s where the world’s going. It’s easy for our fan base. We have a long history of changing locations and a massive amount of our people, like 95% of our audience just completely comes with us. I think this will be no different.” (Transcript h/t: Fightful.com)

Former Stardom owner Rossy Ogawa was in attendance at several of WWE’s events during WrestleMania 40 week in Philadelphia earlier this month. Ogawa officially announced the launch of his new promotion called Marigold this past Monday. In a recent interview with Tokyo Sports, Ogawa gave his thoughts about his current standing with WWE. Ogawa stated “(WWE) has been very good to me. I think they’re buying into what I’ve been doing to raise Iyo, Kairi, and Giulia. Relationship with WWE? I think there will be some kind of announcement from the other side in the future. I’d like to invite players from the other side (WWE)…I’d like to be able to do something like that.’” Ogawa also gave his thoughts about the potential of his new promotion becoming a feeder system for WWE in the future. Ogawa stated “Maybe it will become a (WWE) ranch…” (English translation via Fightful.com)

In a recent interview with News 4 Jax’s Going Ringside show, Grayson Waller gave his thoughts about WWE’s upcoming SmackDown show on May 17th in Jacksonville, Florida and gave a dig at AEW. Waller stated “Finally, some good wrestling in Jacksonville. I feel like it’s been years since we’ve seen some really good wrestling in Jacksonville. That’s what we’re bringing back. Somehow, $20 for a ticket. I don’t know how I feel about $20 to see the SmackDown Tag Team Champions. Right now, I feel we have the best roster in WWE history. Hands down, from the bottom to the top. The SmackDown roster is on fire. Things do feel like a new era. Cody said Renaissance Era, I think that’s the perfect name for it. The SmackDown roster fully exudes that. If you want to see a show, anyone who was at WrestleMania, Raw, SmackDown, NXT, live wrestling, there is nothing else like it. Now, we’re coming to Jacksonville. It’s not like you can support the Jaguars, that team sucks. Trevor Lawrence, he’s horrendous. Pretty much any sports team in Jacksonville sucks. Maybe you want to come see a real champion because you won’t be seeing one anytime soon.” Waller also gave his thoughts about if his shots at the Jaguars was because of who currently owns the team. Waller stated “I’m an Eagles fan. All I know is about the Eagles. I only know Trevor Lawrence, I’m not sure what you’re talking about.” (Transcript h/t: Fightful.com)

Following Waller’s comments, AEW’s Dax Harwood recently responded on Twitter statingIn that case, letโ€™s hope they donโ€™t give him a match.

As noted before, Sheamus made his in-ring return from a shoulder injury at this past Mondayโ€™s RAW show in Montreal, Canada. Sheamus recently responded on Twitter to people fat shamming him over issues with his physique for his return and revealed that he was originally aiming to make his return at WWE’s upcoming 2024 WWE Draft. Sheamus statedOk Ok take your best shots.. Whalemus, Too Many Pies, etc.. and then weโ€™re done with the photoshopping & shaming. I was aiming for the Draft & got an early call-up. My bad. On me. Been sleeping in the gym ever since SO watch this space ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป i appreciate the love too #Sheamoose

In a recent interview with The Babyfaces Podcast, Jade Cargill gave her thoughts about WWE spreading out her appearances to make them feel special and revealed WWE originally did not plan for her to compete at WrestleMania 40. Cargill stated “We had a plan, we stuck to the plan. Mania was never in the plan; it was just sprung up on me. Working with Bianca has been a dream because this is someone that everyone pinned against each other. Everyone wanted to see us more against one another rather than working with one another. Like I told everybody, just trust the plan. Best believe, everything is written. They have things planned out for weeks and months in advance. Everybody stay patient. As well with the things I’m doing right now, there is a plan to everything we’re doing. You don’t think all this is thought out? Especially with me, they want to present me in the best way possible, like they have been doing. They want me to go out there and excel and kill the business because they know I can do that and they are trusting to put me out there to do these things. It’s been great. They follow through with the plan. I have a great relationship with Nick [unclear if Nick Aldis or Nick Khan] and Paul [Paul Levesque]. We’re sticking to the plan.” (Transcript h/t: Fightful.com)