Why Undertaker Returned, What Vince McMahon Thought Of Cena In "Trainwreck," Future Of Kevin Owens, Alberto El Patron Update

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- After last week’s episode of Monday Night Raw on July 13, many were miffed there was no clear direction for the SummerSlam main event. As it turns out, that was intentional in order to keep The Undertaker’s return to WWE a secret. The news of Undertaker working SummerSlam leaked last Thursday and shortly after it leaked, we confirmed WWE’s travel arrangements for him. The plan was executed untouched, with WWE getting Undertaker to St. Louis by Sunday, bringing him to Kansas City for Raw and he’ll fly back to Texas today. Clearly, he’s the babyface in the program with Brock Lesnar. Undertaker is in great shape and has been working out with Triple H's trainer Joe DeFranco.

- WWE put forth a strong effort on this week’s Raw as ratings and viewership are drawing towards historic lows. There is hope the surprise return of The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar being back will translate into better numbers. We’ll have them later today.

- John Cena’s role as Steven in the movie “Trainwreck” has generated a buzz about his future. The film exceeded box office expectations, grossing $30.2 million in its opening weekend. Cena has made it abundantly clear he’s WWE before all else but he has a number of outside business ventures. Most expect his successful role in “Trainwreck” to generate more acting opportunities for him and it’s believed WWE will work with him to accommodate his schedule. As for what Vince McMahon thought of Cena’s role in the movie, I’m told he thought it was hilarious.

- A lot has already been written about Kevin Owens after tapping out to John Cena at WWE Battleground on Sunday night. Optimists say he’ll be fine and working Cena has given him a bigger boost than anyone else, while pessimists believe WWE doesn’t want him to succeed and this is just another example of up and comers that have failed [due to reasons beyond their control] after showing tremendous promise and potential. As for what I’m hearing, Owens is just as polarizing as a lot of the up and coming guys that have success. Some people love him, others not so much. There continues to be criticism about his conditioning, which will always be ammunition that Vince McMahon is not fully on board.

- Alberto Del Rio/El Patron returned to the ring over the weekend in England, so he’s fine after the no-show a couple weeks ago. There was a lot of concern about why he missed that booking and had very little subsequent contact with friends and those close to him but El Patron stated publicly he was unable to make the booking due to “personal reasons.”

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