Matt Riddle has been written off WWE Raw after failing a drug test, Bodyslam reports:
Cassidy Hayes said, “I was able to confirm that the reason that WWE wrote Riddle of TV is because he has failed another drug test and will be sent to rehab. The belief going around is that he has already entered treatment, or will be going in soon as most programs run for 30 days and he would need to be finished in time for his return in six weeks.”
There is no doubt that The Rock is still regarded as of the most popular pro wrestlers in the history of the business, but his plans for a WrestleMania 32 match appeared to sabotage Sting’s debut against Triple H. He has competed against the best of the best as far as the world of professional wrestling. This includes someone like Chris Jericho, who has had several matches against The Great One. Roman Reigns vs The Rock major spoilers were also leaked previously.
During the NXT Deadline conference call, Shawn Michaels discussed Ava Raine’s development in NXT. He thinks that she has been a “huge kick in the shorts” as she’s doing a fantastic job with her gimmick.
First of all from her character standpoint, she has been a huge kick in the shorts. I think she’s doing fantastic. We were just talking about it the other day, her facials-she looks fantastic. She’s really getting comfortable and that’s the most important thing.
She’s really beginning to, as we say, get into this character and enjoy the process. From an in-ring standpoint, I guess I would say I would have to ask one of the coaches on that. I think with everybody, she is developing and working at an absolutely great pace. From the reports I read, it’s fantastic and successful.
For us, it’s just very exciting to have her plugged into The Schism and for her to be just enjoying that role, getting comfortable with it, looking natural, not looking difficult for her to do.
She doesn’t seem to be struggling. I think she’s really gaining confidence as well, and that’s so important to this. We are very excited, obviously for her and her development here. I guess that biggest thing for us is that she’s having some fun. This is a very young group that we have here, and I’d really love for them to enjoy and have fun while they’re doing it because I think that makes this job a lot easier to do.