They seriously think this is going to boost ratings? The fuck thinks that we want to watch such silliness
Source: https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2...o-film-wwe-raw-paternity-test-segment-659856/Could we see longtime TV host Maury Povich on WWE RAW soon?
As Kellie noted before, WWE posted a graphic for the Maria Kanellis pregnancy storyline yesterday and asked who the father is of the son that she is expecting - Rusev or Mike Kanellis. They tagged The Maury Show and the show responded.
"I've got two words for you...Paternity Test. @WWE @RusevBUL @MariaLKanellis @RealMikeBennett #Raw #Maury22," wrote the official account for the show. You can see the exchange below.
It's interesting to note that there has been a pitch within WWE this week to have Maury participate in a RAW segment to push the storyline, according to PWInsider. Maury's show, which films near WWE HQ in Stamford, Connecticut, is most known for bringing people on to do paternity tests. There's no word yet on if WWE has reached an agreement to bring Maury in for a segment, but we will keep you updated.
As noted, Maria first named Ricochet as the father of her child on this week's RAW but that just led to Ricochet squashing Mike after he insisted Maria was lying. Maria then brought back Rusev to WWE TV and named him as the father. Rusev also squashed Mike in a quick match. It was reported this week, via the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, that WWE plans to keep building the storyline to another reveal, and that Rusev won't be the father in the end.
Maria is just over 20 weeks pregnant with her son, which will be her second child with Mike. Stay tuned for updates on the storyline.
Source: https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2...ilding-to-another-reveal-in-the-maria-659810/Rusev will not be the final reveal in the Maria Kanellis pregnancy angle, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
As noted, this week's RAW saw Maria, who is 20 weeks along in her pregnancy, reveal that she and Mike Kanellis were expecting a baby boy. She then named Ricochet as the father, which led to Ricochet squashing Mike in a singles match. Ricochet insisted she was lying, and that led to Rusev making his return after Maria named him the father. Rusev squashed Mike in another singles match, but was dodged questions about getting Maria pregnant during a post-RAW interview.
The new report from the Observer notes that the eventual plan is to reveal who the father is, and build to that as a mystery angle for a ratings boost.
There's no word yet on who they have planned to be the father, but it will not be Rusev. It was noted that this will be more of a running joke instead of an angle that builds to a major reveal, despite the hope for a ratings boost.