Re: WWE: Generation Rising
Today WWE has released some huge details on NXT. NXT as we know was briefly brought back by Triple H before being abruptly cancelled. We have now confirmed via WWE.com that it will be returning but under a different format. The format will basically have it as a 3rd tier brand, it is rumoured to be featuring wrestlers from developmental which will indicate that FCW will be closed. Apparently the show will also feature lower card talents who are not featuring on RAW or Smackdown, with a huge draft coming after the return of Smackdown live on Friday Night's it will be interesting to see how things develop.
Speaking of NXT we can confirm that WWE have signed 3 talents, we presume all 3 will be heading to developmental before being called up to the main roster. These talents are Sara Del Rey, London born superstar PAC and the signing has been completed, WWE have came to a compensation agreement with TNA for the signing of Chris Sabin. Many WWE officials were surprised by this call on Sabin due to his age but are well aware of his wrestling abilities.
Reaction to Edge's reveal as Smackdown General Manager has been a very positive one, Dylan Kelly apparently wants the talent to be dispatched evenly, apparently the feeling is of Kelly wanting RAW and Smackdown to be more equal than the past few years. Speaking of Kelly in storyline terms his kidnapping scene to end Monday's broadcast has been met with rave reviews, the storyline is expected to conclude around SummerSlam.
On the injury front Christian is said to be recuperating well and up to now he could return around the Money In The Bank Pay Per View in October, expect him however to appear on the 100th episode of RAW on July 23, 2012. Dylan Kelly is said to be trying to build all bridges that the previous owner Vince McMahon burnt, he has his sights on a landmark and historic show. Vince McMahon has apparently been given a free pass to come and visit the crew and company when he wants due to his high standing in the company.
In news of a backstage variety Paul Heyman is said to be close to sealing a return to the company, this would be a backstage roll as the creative writer for RAW and Smackdown. This would fit in with the new mould of the company as Dylan Kelly has stopped giving performers scripted promos and has given them more creative control of their characters. Apparently Michael Cole and John Laurinaitis are soon to be brought back as on-screen characters, Dylan Kelly thinks both men could prove to be great heel characters.