The original plan was for Sheamus’s program with Matt Riddle to be extended after WrestleMania 37. This all changed when Randy Orton asked for a feud with the King of Bros.
Randy Orton – Matt Riddle Feud
It seemed a little out of the blue last week when Matt Riddle had a run-in with Randy Orton. After all, it seemed as if Riddle’s program with Sheamus was going to be extended from WM 37.
WM. Historic. One of a kind, only here at #wwe you can see the spectacle! Also, I was charged 20 thousand dollars for my family (wife and 5 kids) to watch dad rassle fight a demon…. and WIN!
— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) April 12, 2021
As per a report from Fightful Select, Orton wanted a feud with Riddle. This helped things along when it came to developing a storyline.
The report indicated that The Viper was in favor of working with the King of Bros. As a veteran of the company, Orton has a ton of pull with Creative.
Randy Orton Injury Update
As WNZ previously reported, it seemed as if Randy Orton suffered an injury last week on RAW. The good news is that it sounds as if he will be okay.
According to Fightful, The Viper suffered from deep bruising in his shoulder area during his match with Riddle. It doesn’t seem as if he will be sidelined for a long while or that there was major damage.
It’ll be interesting to see a Riddle/Orton program play out. Here’s hoping The Viper recovers quickly from his minor injury.
Over at AEW, the Young Bucks love to take shots at the WWE. Their latest victim is a former executive for the company.
AEW Wrestlers Mock WWE Mistake
Mark Carrano was recently fired from the WWE. He held the role of Senior Director of Talent Relations.
There’s a bit of controversy around Carrano’s firing, as WWE superstars that were recently released received their belongings from the company in trash bags. Mark seemingly organized this all.
Mickie James hopped on Twitter to show her fans what the WWE did. A photo was posted of a trash bag with her name on it.
Dear @VinceMcMahon Im not sure if you’re aware, I did receive my @WWE care package today. Thank you. #AlwaysBlessedandGrateful #WomensWrestlingMatters 💋 pic.twitter.com/PyDC7ZC9lG
— Mickie James~Aldis (@MickieJames) April 22, 2021
HHH didn’t hesitate to fire Carrano for this unprofessional act. He also posted a tweet letting fans know that the WWE wasn’t pleased about what Mark had done.
Upon learning of the disrespectful treatment some of our recently released talent received on behalf of the company, we took immediate action. The person responsible for this inconsiderate action has been fired and is no longer with @WWE.
— Triple H (@TripleH) April 23, 2021
Young Bucks Don’t Like To Miss An Opportunity
In the midst of all this, the Young Buck took an opportunity to make fun of the situation. After all, they are known for doing this.
During their most recent Being The Elite episode, the Young Bucks approached Brandon Cutler. Cutler is now sporting a face mask due to several breaks to the nose.
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The Bucks would give Cutler a mask and jacket to protect him. “Young Boy” was on the back of the jacket.
Since he’ll be out of action for a while, and won’t need his ring gear, they handed him a plastic bag with his name on it. This was certainly a dig at what Carrano did, and Mickie James’ trash-photo tweet.
Thank you Stephanie. I appreciate that as I am equally embarrassed. I know this wasn’t a malicious act. However it did feel very symbolic to how I was presented in the last 3 years. https://t.co/ih99BtNYTD
— Mickie James~Aldis (@MickieJames) April 23, 2021
Mickie James would later post on social media. While she wasn’t sorry that she brought the issue to light, she did state that her intent wasn’t to get someone fired.
Mickie noted that she knew the trash bag wasn’t a “malicious” act. Stephanie McMahon also personally apologized to James on Twitter.
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