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.

Brad Davis

Brad Davis is the editor of SEScoops.com and MMANews.com. He's been hooked on pro wrestling since 1989 and has attended 8 WrestleManias

  • The Optimist

    The Rock Vs John Cena. Both men are grounded after a gruesome 75 minute battle. There looks to be no life in either competitor. “WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”. Out comes Flair with Tommy Dreamer and a steel chair. The Rock makes it to his feet, only for Dreamer to hit a painful DDT which sends the crowd into frenzy. And then there lay Cena. Flair approaches him with steel chair in hand. Cena makes it to his feet, only for Flair to hit the cranium off of Cena’s head. And then, the Figure-Four. The crowd is pissing their pants and hyperventilating, each one of then chanting “WOOOOOOOOOOOO!” at the top of their voice. If only…

    • http://www.facebook.com/dan.kincaid.7 Dan Kincaid

      do what now?

    • Reality

      Are you trying to be funny or something? well, ok, I giggled just a little

    • cenasucks

      WWE should hire you….Not. A 75 minute battle between Cena and Rock? I hope not.

    • http://twitter.com/JamieEvsxx JamieEvsxx

      “Cena makes it to his feet, only for Flair to hit the cranium off of Cena’s head”


    • The Optimist

      Where’s the optimism guys? This would be a lot better than the lacklustre match last year!

    • Mr. Honesty

      why tommy dreamer?

      • The Optimist

        Because he’s my idol okay?!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rick-Yuhnke/100002079499044 Rick Yuhnke

      Awesome, I think you could write stuff than what those so called writers do for Raw and Smackdown. Nice job

    • Feelmemore

      Lol! WWE should hire you.

  • Bigbadguns02

    I would actually be interested in seeing an actual weight lifting contest now between Ryback and Henry. I know back in the day, Henry was a beast and still is, but it would be cool to see how strong Ryback really is. Just have each do the 3 basic movements (bench, squat, deadlift).

    But alas, WWE would never take the chance of making Ryback look weak and inferior to Mark Henry.

    • http://twitter.com/KimboHalf88 General Disarray

      “But alas, WWE would never take the chance of making Ryback look weak and inferior to Mark Henry.” And that’s why I love the WWE. Feed Me More!

    • jccox01

      I really hope wwe lets them lift a few weights before they start fighting, I want to see who can lift more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001177411091 Seth Bob

    I don’t mind the 3 hours as much as others, but do we really need a fucking pre show?

  • http://twitter.com/fidoriko1 Fido Riko

    What the hell I missed the pre show what else happened on there.

  • statto

    neither of them are strong men the real strongmen are from europe let either of them try the farmers walk and the other events that make up the worlds strongest men, check out on youtube you will see real strongmen