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Surprise WWE Return, Battleground Addition, Draft Moves Upset Talent, Big Raw PPV Info Revealed

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- Fans of Roman Reigns got him back a night early as Roman made a surprise return at last night’s show in Newark, Delaware. You can read how it happened at this link with complete match results also online. Reigns is advertised for tonight’s WWE live event in Wildwood, NJ before competing in the triple threat main event for the WWE Championship at WWE Battleground tomorrow night. He’s back and he’s still the 1B until further notice.

- We’re expecting a convoluted finish to the WWE Championship match at Battleground tomorrow night to help create a second world title. WWE has been building to this for quite some time and that was evident with the matches between Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose this week on Raw and Smackdown Live.

- We talked in Ask WNW about Jerry Lawler being disappointed in his removal from commentary, which was evident by his activity on social media. Booker T has remained optimistic, tweeting this after Joey Styles mentioned that Lawler & Book will be on shows with huge views and will be required to travel less: ”Two kings on 1 show! Let's show em what King means @JerryLawler!.

- Amy “Lita” Dumas is expected to join Jerry Lawler and Booker T as an analyst and her role as producer is apparently in question.

- Tyler Breeze & Fandango will face The Usos on the WWE Battleground Kickoff tomorrow night starting at 7 PM ET. We’ll have complete coverage here at

- Speaking of our live coverage, remember our WWE Battleground “Open Thread” featuring streaming live results and your discussion right here at No reason to watch the show alone, come and join in with our wonderful community that will make sure you have a good time.

- Simon Gotch, who reportedly got beaten up by Sin Cara at this week’s Smackdown Live, was noticeably absent from last night’s WWE live event in Delaware. No word if he was pulled from the road or just not used.

- We mentioned in our WWE NXT live results from last night in Ocala, FL that Patrick Clark was busted open. Here’s a photo from Twitter:

- This weekend’s WWE live events are not brand specific as they’ll likely wait until after Battleground, a joint pay-per-view, to make that change. Moving forward, there will be Raw and Smackdown pay-per-views but the “big four” will be co-branded. SummerSlam is next, so expect the pay-per-view split after that.

- WWE Clash of Champions will be a Raw pay-per-view and will take place from the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana on Sunday, September 25, 2016. The venue has updated their promotional information for the show, noting that all Raw titles will be on the line.

- The new logos for Raw and Smackdown Liveare now official.

- TNA Wrestling got a victory with viewership in Impact’s move back to Thursday night. This week’s Impact drew 358,000 viewers, which was the second best first-run number since the move to Pop. The best was the Final Deletion episode a couple weeks back, which did 410,000 viewers.

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