WWE News Today 5/10/17 – Braun Strowman Injury, Batista Return, R-Truth Hosts Game Show

WWE News and Rumors for May 10, 2017

  • New Details on Braun Strowman’s elbow surgery suggest he will miss the next two Raw PPVs. Strowman had been penciled in to face Roman Reigns in June at Extreme Rules and then Brock Lesnar in July at the Inaugural Great Balls of Fire PPV. Originally the timetable for return was 2 months, but now there is less clarity on a return date.
  • On Talk is Jericho, Batista revealed that he has contacted WWE several times about returning to face Triple H. He is only interested in this match, however WWE.com conducted a poll on who Batista’s opponent should be upon a potential return. Brock Lesnar is leading by a wide margin, with Triple H being the runner up.
  • After Smackdown and 205 Live, there was a dark match in the arena with Shinsuke Nakamura defeating Dolph Ziggler with the Kinshasha.
  • Jim Ross will be calling matches on episodes of the WWE UK Show on the WWE Network. He will be partnered with Nigel McGuinness
  • Jerry Lawler is offering franchise opportunities for his BBQ restaurant. Lawler has been in the restaurant business before, however the latest venture just opened up recently. This comes after the WWE ceased using Jerry as a full time commentator.
  • Emma has left the WWE European Tour with a shoulder injury of which the severity is at this time unknown. After a shaky return recently, Emma is finally gaining steam but this injury could sidetrack this momentum.
  • Due to an arm injury, Ember Moon is unable to challenge Asuka for the NXT Championship as planned for NXT Takeover: Chicago. Asuka will now defend in a Triple Threat Match against Nikki Cross and Ruby Riot.
  • Cody Rhodes will reprise his role on the next episode of Arrow. Cody, as Stardust, had a SummerSlam match and ongoing feud with the Stephen Amell when still under contract with WWE.
  • The WWE Network secretly filmed what will be the Network’s first game show, hosted by R-Truth. It is set to debut later this year.

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