I'm told Matt Bloom has been in touch with John Laurinaitis about returning to WWE for the last few years. My sources reports Bloom was always told there was "nothing for him."
Recently, there was a creative idea pitched to have someone as the on-screen "muscle" for Laurinaitis and Bloom's name was one that was tossed around.
It was actually The Undertaker that helped Bloom land the opportunity. I'm told Undertaker spoke highly of Bloom, which ended up pushing his name to the top of the list. WWE contacted Bloom and offered him a deal if he was interested.
The deal wasn't exactly a big secret backstage as many were talking over the weekend. When the story first made it online, Bloom was upset because he didn't want the leak costing him the job. Remember, leaks have cost people jobs before as I can recall a situation with Trevor Murdoch. This is why Bloom denied the reports on Twitter and was hoping he doesn't get blamed for the story going public.
Given the fact WWE went forth with their vignettes for Bloom as Lord Tensai on last night's Raw Supershow, there are definitely plans for an immediate spot on the main roster. I haven't heard if the creative plans still involve Laurinaitis but those are likely to develop in the coming weeks.