-For WWE, this week has been full of returns.
The big news from last night, however, was the return of Kevin Owens. It turns out a long-time friend may not be far behind.
Wrestling Observer is reporting that Sami Zayn has apparently been cleared to return to action, and is now just waiting for WWE to figure out how to creatively bring him back (and where and when). Zayn has been out since last year due to multiple shoulder surgeries.
With friend and running mate Owens back and now on SmackDown, could we see Zayn return very soon as a way to counter New Daniel Bryan’s best buddy Rowan? That would perhaps be the most obvious choice. Zayn could also return on RAW to reignite a feud from last year, going after heel Bobby Lashley.
Another option, of course-should Owens win the World Championship between Fastlane and WrestleMania: have Sami Zayn return on the post-WrestleMania SmackDown and challenge for the belt. They’ve certainly had some good battles in the past.
-In some All Elite Wrestling news, the company has stated that they are in the process of scouting stadiums for future shows.
While Rhodes did not expound on sizes, this could be interesting to watch. When one hear’s “stadium”, the scale is very wide. There are small stadiums that would fit under 30,000 (think minor league baseball, smaller college football and purpose built soccer facilities). Then there are the stadiums WWE now uses for WrestleMania, which can be configured to seat a whole lot more.
One thing is certain: having another successful promotion has to be a good thing. Competition breeds creativity, and AEW is looking to change the landscape.