Tyler Breeze was a big star in NXT, but he was never rewarded for just how good he was for WWE’s developmental system. Breeze was never given an NXT title run or even a fair crack at becoming champion. However, a lot of people would argue that Breeze got better bookings when he was brought up to the main roster but he debuted on SmackDown and wasn’t given a top spot or really didn’t chance to get over with the WWE universe. There is some discussion that Tyler Breeze is being given a push after being repackaged. It’s possible that “Breezango” could be getting repackaged as a whole but it looks like Breeze the WWE officials see as the one with bigger potential to become the key SmackDown star.
The Big Show has noted that at age 44, his WWE career is coming to a close and that he has about another year left with WWE. Big Show stated this during recent media appearances for WWE in Shanghai. He said that he had earned a limited schedule with WWE and that he is looking forward to spending more time with his family once his career has ended. Show did also confirm the reports that Shaquille O’Neal will be his opponent at WrestleMania 33. It was confirmed by Big Show in Miami this Thursday when he appeared on the Miami sports radio talk show that he’ll be winding down his career in the near future and also confirmed this will be his last year with the company. While Show said that he is feeling better now at the age of 44 than he did when he was 10 years younger, he still wants to be in the best shape he can for his match with Shaquille at WrestleMania 33.
Stephanie McMahon recently did an interview with NBC news and revealed that the WWE was planning on integrating LGBT characters and content into their RAW and SmackDown programming. In brief, Stephanie stated that they will integrate LGBT characters into their programming. She also said that she thinks there will be an opportunity to integrate some of those LGBT storylines in the near future. Steph has also informed everybody that GLAAD, a charity that tries to promote LGBT, has been in and spoke to the entire writing team and gave tutorials on sensitivities, the right words, the wrong words and why that matters. She says that she thinks with their guidance and support, they will be able to portray the LGBT storyline appropriately.
It’s being said that Vince McMahon is very high on the idea of John Morrison returning to the WWE. Some within the WWE expect to see Morrison back on WWE programming before the year is over, which is interesting considering Morrison’s status with the promotion, Lucha Underground. Morrison is currently positioned as one of the top wrestlers in Lucha Underground and currently wrestles for them under ring name, Johnny Mundo. With that being said, Vince is still intent on bringing John Morrison and other former superstars to help with roster depth following the Brand Split.
It was recently reported that WWE has applied for the trademark “King Of The Ring” as an event name back on June 28th. This could be an indication that the event could be making a return to the WWE. There are several brand exclusive Pay-Per-Views for 2017 that haven’t officially been named yet. The former Pay-Per-View that was aired from 1985-2002 is a single elimination tournament and was held annually. After the WWE announced that they have applied for “King Of The Ring” to return as an event name, we could expect the event to be returning as a Pay-Per-View in 2017 as there are still unnamed PPV events.