WWE has officially dismissed the Wild Card rule. The WWE Twitter account on FOX has posted a message that shows an image with the following text: “Wild Card Rule: May 2019 – October 2019”. It was created with the aim of transferring Raw superstars to SmackDown and vice versa during the weekly shows. However, it is a movement that usually was not liked by fans. This confirms that Raw and SmackDown rosters will be fixed after DRAFT.
– Today is Ricochet’s birthday. The WWE superstar turns 31, was born on October 11, 1988, in Paducah, Kentucky. Rhea Ripley (23), Tony Chimel (52), Taz (52), Riddick Moss (30) and Rikishi (54) also turn years old.
– Dave Meltzer, a Wrestling Observer journalist, has reported in the latest weekly newsletter that WWE is planning to bring SmackDown’s crew back to the United States on Crown Jewel night. The PPV event will be held on Thursday, October 31 and the SmackDown roster is scheduled to be in Buffalo the next day for the weekly show.
– James Rosenstock has been hired as the new Executive Vice President of WWE International Affairs. He will supervise the company’s eight regional leaders worldwide and work directly with Michelle Wilson. From 2015 to 2018 he was president of Viceland International, where he helped in the expansion in India, the Middle East, Brazil, and Southeast Asia.
– Pete Dunne has moved to Florida permanently to be a fixed fighter in the NXT roster. During the last weeks, we have seen it appear regularly in the shows of the yellow brand broadcast on the USA Network.