WWE’s Original Plans For Ric Flair, SmackDown Preview, RAW Pre-Show
– As recently as few weeks ago, there were plans for Ric Flair to appear on the final 3 RAW shows leading up to WrestleMania 29. Flair did not appear at last week’s RAW from Pittsburgh or last night’s RAW from Philadelphia (due to a medical issue).
Flair was checked out by WWE doctors backstage at Monday’s RAW and was sent to the hospital. He was checked out by doctors and the hospital and has been sent home to Charlotte, North Carolina for further evaluation.
– WWE will tape this week’s Main Event & SmackDown shows tonight from Hershey, PA. Advertised for Friday’s SmackDown are an appearance from WWE Champion The Rock, a weightlifting challenge between WrestleMania 29 opponents Ryback & Mark Henry and an appearance by Chris Jericho. The dark match main event will see Randy Orton, Ryback and Sheamus team up against The Shield. Check back later tonight for spoiler results.
– Last night before RAW, the WWE App aired a 30-minute RAW pre-show. One of the segments on the pre-show featured Matt Striker interviewing R-Truth, with R-Truth talking about how WWE superstars love doing the Harlem Shake.