Hughes: Update on Bryan's surgery, more WWE news
It has been a whirlwind over the last six weeks since Daniel Bryan won the WWE World Heavyweight championship at WrestleMania.
Since then, he has married Brie Bella, his father passed away and this past Thursday, he had surgery on his neck.
While an official timetable has not been given for Bryan's return, the WWE has yet to strip him of the title.
There will be an announcement on Raw this Monday as far as the future of the WWE title.
If Bryan returns within two months, the WWE may keep the title on him.
He could be stripped of the title or the WWE could even name an Interim champion until Bryan returns.
WWE signs new TV deal
The WWE and NBCUniversal came to a contractual agreement for the WWE to continue airing its shows on the USA Network, SyFy, and E!.
As of this column's deadline, no details were given in terms of length or dollar amount, although early indication is that the financial value of the deal is much lower than the WWE was looking for and this may have been the cause for the WWE's stock to drop 45% to $10.45 Friday morning.
Vince McMahon informed shareholders earlier that he anticipated the deal to double or triple the WWE's contract which has been at $140 million a year.
Titles to be unified?
There is once again word that the Intercontinental and United States titles will be combined into one belt.
Currently, Barrett is the IC champ while Sheamus holds the U.S. title.
Sheamus turn onthe horizon?
Speaking of Sheamus, there is talk he may make the turn from a “good guy” and turn back to his former villainous ways.
There is talk that Sheamus may even join Evolution.
Interest in Undertaker
Just how legendary was the Undertaker's undefeated WrestleMania streak?
Data was just released about online searches the day after WrestleMania XXX pertaining to WWE stars on the show.
The buzz about Taker losing blew away interest in other stars and it wasn't even close.
There was three times the interest than there was in Brock Lesnar, six times more than Bryan, and ten times higher than that of John Cena, the face of the WWE.
Speaking of Lesnar, he looks to be returning for both SummerSlam in August and Night of Champions in September.
Mania out on DVDand Blu-Ray
For those interested, WrestleMania XXX is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray.
WWE character to have in-ring debut at Payback?
There is talk that Adam Rose will finally have his in-ring debut at the Payback event on June 1.
With the show being in Chicago, WWE officials are hoping that they get behind the character.
As it has been stated countless times, the WWE takes stock in Chicago fans. They are considered one of the best, if not the best, crowds to gauge the WWE product.
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