Daniel Bryan vacated the Intercontinental Championship on last night’s RAW due to his shoulder injury. There is currently no timetable for his in-ring return but he’s still expected to make a non-wrestling appearance at Payback, likely to crown the new Champion.
Bryan has been dealing with neck and shoulder issues since last year. He chose a “holistic” approach last time around, but it may be that he has surgery this time.
Chamber Event This Month
Following on from King of The Ring WWE will cram Elmination Chamber in to the special event schedule on May 31st, just two weeks after Payback. The WWE Tag Team Championships and the Intercontinental Championship will be decided in the structure. It’s not quite clear how the tag match rules will work however.
GFW Will Have 4 Belts
Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling will have 4 championship belts, each of which will be crowned on the July 24th TV tapings.
MMA star Chael Sonnen will be calling the action, which will feature “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows, Lance Hoyt, Davey Boy Smith Jr.,Chris “The Adonis” Mordetsky (Chris Masters), PJ Black, Quinn “Moose” Ojinnaka, Lei’D Tapa, and Thea Trinidad.
More names will be announced in the coming weeks.
So far Jarrett has yet to find a network that will air the footage that they will be taping.
Dixie Carter On Austin Show
Part 2 of Dixie Carter’s interview with Steve Austin is out, and the WWE Hall of Famer asked her about Billy Corgan being brought in to head TNA creative. Dixie who has known the Smashing Pumkins frontman for several years says she saw him work creatively doing his own Resistance Pro shows in Chicago. She then invited him to a TNA creative meeting where everyone agreed that he “brought something special” to the table.