givemesport: WWE is planning to go all out on Raw next week ahead of SmackDown’s debut show on Fox on October 2.
They already have several segments and matches planned for the show they’re calling a ‘season premiere’.
Brock Lesnar has been advertised for the show next week, and a Universal Championship match between Seth Rollins and Rey Mysterio will also take place.
The Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, which will host Raw next week, has also announced that Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair will also make an appearance on the show.
In a now-deleted tweet, the arena tweeted out that the two WWE Hall of Famers will be on next week’s red brand show to as special guests on Miz TV.
It comes as no surprise that WWE has booked Hogan and Flair for Raw next week as they want to make sure the show can still compete in the TV ratings when SmackDown makes its big debut on Fox.
Both The Hulkster’s and The Nature Boy’s last appearance for WWE was back in July on the Raw Reunion show. They took part in a toast with Stone Cold Steve Austin and other legends at the end of the night.
There have been reports recently that Flair is in a legal battle with WWE over the use of ‘The Man’ phrase used by Becky Lynch. Flair has argued he created the phrase ‘The Man’ during his active wrestling days in the 1980s.
As a result, many thought the 16-time world champion wouldn’t be doing any appearances for WWE anytime soon but that doesn’t look to be the case.
Both Hogan and Flair will also be on the SmackDown on Fox debut show next week as well, which is being advertised as a 20th anniversary show.
However, unlike Raw, their roles on that show are yet to be advertised.
Source: Published by givemesport