Thomas Fenton Reports:
With WrestleMania now only 12 days away, a few of the matches are up in the air. Recently, WWE released a statement in regards to Shane McMahon. At this time, I cannot confirm the legitimacy of the WWE reports. In the past, WWE would not go into great detail in regards to an employees personal medical records. They would make a small statement and not heavy details. Their worked injuries are much more detailed. We should have an update on this story in the next 24 hours.
WWE has a lot of talent returning from injuries that could not only be Strowman's partner for his tag team match at WrestleMania, but could also replace Shane if need be.
Big Cass, Samoa Joe, Big Show, and Drew McIntyre are all returning from an injury. They also have Lashley on the back burner. I am not ruling out a big surprise either if Shane can't compete at WrestleMania. I'll be providing more details on this if plans do not change. Please keep in mind that 5 days before WrestleMania last year, I stated on WNW that not only the Hardy's were coming back, but they were winning the tag team titles at Mania. So we will wait another week so plans do not change and we can discuss a potential big surprise.
WWE was keeping EC3 off of television as much as possible until all Impact shows aired. This is why it took a little bit to introduce him to the NXT fans and the timing on that.
Paul Heyman confirmed during a recent interview that his deal is also up after WrestleMania. Heyman has showed interest in hosting TV and reality shows due to his larger than life promoting of shows. Heyman also mentioned he would stick around to manage Ronda or Roman. The Roman one was interesting because it was likely done to set up a tease.
There was a rumor floating around that Daniel Bryan signed a new deal with WWE. This is simply not true. At this time, Bryan has not signed a new deal yet, and truthfully it's in his best benefits to wait to do so until a few months from now.