Tonight’s WWE RAW Preview: The Undertaker And Shawn Michaels Set To Return

– Tonight’s edition of WWE RAW airs live on the USA Network tonight from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA.

The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels are both scheduled to make appearances tonight, and as previously reported Roman Reigns will defend his U.S. Title against both Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho in a handicap match.

Here are the items being promoted in WWE.com’s five-point preview for tonight’s RAW:

– What do The Deadman and The Showstopper have planned?
– Can Reigns defy the odds against Owens and Jericho in a Handicap Match?
– Who will declare for the Royal Rumble Match?
– Will Bayley dethrone Charlotte Flair?
– Is Neville our next WWE Cruiserweight Champion?

We know @ShawnMichaels will be at #RAW tonight in New Orleans… but will The #Undertaker follow suit? https://t.co/fokaUp5RQO pic.twitter.com/xK62H2SdJu

— WWE (@WWE) January 9, 2017

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Kassius Ohno Makes WWE NXT In-Ring Return (Photos)

– As noted, former NXT star Kassius Ohno (Chris Hero) returned at the NXT television tapings at Full Sail University and confronted NXT World Champion Shinsuke Nakamura in the ring.

Ohno returned to competition the next evening defeating Andrade “Cien” Almas in a singles match at the NXT live event on Friday in Largo, Florida.

Check out the following photos and a clip of Ohno’s NXT in-ring return:

#NXTLargo Your Winner! ( announced as Kassius Ohno ) @thechrishero @WONF4W @davemeltzerWON pic.twitter.com/3o6y36Hflp

— JJ Williams (@JJWilliamsWON) January 7, 2017

#NXTLargo When Kassius Bashes, It’s Ashes To Ashes. @KassiusOhno pic.twitter.com/uAx7hv45Hb

— JJ Williams (@JJWilliamsWON) January 7, 2017

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WrestleMania 34 Update

As we previously reported, New Orleans will be hosting WrestleMania 34. The event will take place at the Superdome, which was also the site for WrestleMania 30.

Other cities that were rumored to be in the running were Minneapolis, Philadelphia and New York and Minneapolis was said to be the favorite. They even had a video up on their corporate website several months back that mentioned WrestleMania coming to their city. Apparently, New Orleans put in a better money offer and an announcement should be coming on Monday morning since Raw will be taking place in New Orleans on that night.

The Smoothie King Center will host the WrestleMania week events including the WWE Hall Of Fame, NXT Takeover, Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live. WreslteMania 30 grossed $10.9 million with an announced attendance of 76,157 so they will look to break that number next year.

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Bruce Prichard Explains Why WWE Dropped King Of The Ring As A PPV Event, Comments On Sting

Bruce Prichard recently did a Q&A session on episode 22 of his “Something to Wrestle With” podcast. During the podcast, he talked about why the King of the Ring PPV was canceled. Prichard noted that Vince McMahon didn’t like it and that it was probably WWE’s lowest sales pay per view of the year. He added that it’s crazy that it was the lowest selling show as in the territorial days, the summer months were money months, but WWE usually had slower summer months. “The pay per views events during the summer didn’t do all that well, and King of the Ring wasn’t a large grossing pay per view, so Vince wasn’t really excited about it, and decided to change it up.”

When asked about if WWE was ever close to bringing in Sting while he was still in WCW, he noted that he was interested in bringing in Sting. He noted that he had talks with him back in 1989, but the talks were dropped. He added that throughout 1990’s WWE talked to Sting about him joining the company but Sting was a loyal guy to WCW and he stayed there and did very well for himself.

You can listen to the entire episode here.

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Alex Riley Says Incident With John Cena Changed The Path Of His Career, Comments On CM Punk’s WWE Departure

Former WWE Superstar Alex Riley recently appeared on The Ross Report to talk about his career and more. During the interview, he was asked about his issues with John Cena. In 2011, it looked like Riley was going to get a big push by WWE but then it stopped. There have been rumors for years that something happened between him and John Cena that led to his push being stopped. Riley stated that there was an incident that definitely changed the path of his career but he will not discuss it right now but in the future, he would. He noted that it was a tough situation and that they can leave it at that.

When asked about CM Punk’s departure from the WWE in 2014, Riley said that he doesn’t understand it and that he knows that there was something about a medical thing with Punk but thinks that is part of wrestling and what wrestlers sign up for. He said that he doesn’t know what Punk made while in WWE but thinks that it’s a lot. He stated that if somebody was going to pay him over a million dollars, then it doesn’t matter if you’re hurt. He said that he was begging for somebody to give him work and asking people every day why he is not being used and never getting an answer. “So to hear him push for other opportunities and get it, and then exit in the fashion he exited, I don’t know, I can’t sympathize with that because I wouldn’t do that, I don’t know the details of what he went through, but who knows.”

You can listen to the entire interview here.

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Enzo Amore Suffers Injury, Nikki Bella Battling The Flu, Mick Foley Reflects On Match With Terry Funk

– Enzo Amore suffered a legit knee injury back on December 30th at a RAW live event in Los Angeles, according to Dave Meltzer. He was on the road this week with Big Cass but has been limping pretty heavily. As of this writing, there is no timetable for his in-ring return, but he will be reevaluated in two weeks.

Nikki Bella noted on Instagram that she is currently suffering from the flu but wrestling nonetheless. She has been working this weekend’s WWE live events. She posted the following:

– WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley reflected on a Barbed Wire Death match that he had with Terry Funk over twenty years ago on his Facebook page. He posted the following:

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