With at least some wrestlers (Miz for sure) stuck in Europe, I wonder what Raw is going to look like Monday?
I see there are several news stories about it on other sites, now that I searched on twitter. Seems the WWE is picking them up on a charter. Seems risky.
We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
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The Smackdown crew was able to get a flight out of Europe, getting to the airport in Madrid, Spain, which has just taken off. What is planned at this point is the Smackdown crew and the Raw wrestlers not on the tour would do Monday's show in East Rutherford, NJ, but television will be done Monday from the U.S.
It looks like they will get a studio in the U.K. if the crew can't get back, and at least tape interviews with the Raw talent on the Extreme Rules PPV and air those interviews during Raw.
Originally posted by Big BadMaybe a bizarro week.....the SD guys can do Raw, and (if they can get back in time) the Raw guys can work SD. They can say that MacGruber got the talent wires crossed or some such nonsense.
See, that would be brilliant. I suspect it will be something less brilliant.
Word from Europe is that the skies won't be open until monday at the earliest. So there is no way the Raw crew can return in time, not even with a charter. However, as been pointed out, the SD team is back in the USA plus there's plenty of guys who are NOT on the tour I'm sure. And not always just the lower card guys. For instance, was HHH even there?
WWE has enough star power to get through this, and probably even make it a stronger show than usual.
It will make things more interesting, no doubt. How will they handle it? Will they claim SD is invading, invited by MacGruber, or will they just say what really happened.
Well, if the SD guys are already back, they'd have to call in Swagger to promote his match with Orton. If Triple H didn't make the tour, you can end the show with HHH/Swagger, but beyond that, I have no clue what they can do for tomorrow's show.
Can't go wrong with Chris Jericho, though. I'm always up for more Jericho screen time.
Text: With the volcanic eruption in Europe stranding the majority of the Raw roster, WWE’s flagship show is going blue. Even as the cast of the film MacGruber takes the reins as special guest hosts for the potentially cataclysmic show in East Rutherford, N.J., Triple H prepares to share the ring with several top SmackDown Superstars.
Although Raw is trapped in Belfast, Ireland, the SmackDown Superstars were able to arrive in Newark by charter early this morning, after traveling through the night by bus to get to a place where they could take off.
Can the cast of MacGruber control the molten-hot situation that could erupt on Raw? Find out tonight at 9/ 8 CT only on USA Network.
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Austin may be a lot of things to a lot of people, but he's definitely on the mark here with a lot of things. Awesome article from a person who obviously loves (hates) the business as much as we do. Ringmistress