With the continuous downward slide in the TV ratings, WWE management looks desperate to take all the steps that are going to help keep ratings up and one of the solution they have is to bring in legends back on its flagship show Raw.
WWE posted their historically poor Monday Night Raw rating last week. The future doesn’t look good as well as Raw is going head-to-head with the Houston Rockets and Golden Warriors’ NBA conference semifinals.
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon is going to desperate measures to stop the rot. His “Wild Card Rule” is the latest example, and led to SmackDown’s Shane McMahon, Elias, Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, Kofi Kingston, and Lars Sullivan appearing on the flagship show. Now, it looks like the Chairman may turn to his legends as well.
This is according to Dave Meltzer on a recent episode of Wrestling Observer Radio. He claims that WWE could call on Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, and The Undertaker to fill airtime not only to save his shows’ ratings, but also build to the next Saudi Arabian event (7 June), on which all three are confirmed to appear.
The company’s plans for Undertaker, Goldberg and Lesnar are unknown ahead of the show in Saudi Arabia but a potential return match is possible.
Taker hasn’t been seen on WWE television since the first RAW episode after WrestleMania 35.
The seven-time world champion returned and took out Elias with his patented Chokeslam and Tombstone Piledriver combo.
It was claimed that this attack could lead to a match with The Drifter in the Arab state.
Goldberg’s last bout took place at WrestleMania 33 where he lost the Universal Championship to Lesnar.
The three-time world champion then got inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame a year later.
The WCW legend hinted at a return match in the Middle East with a post on Instagram where he asked, ‘Who’s next?’. WEE has also confirmed him for the Saudi Arabia show
Lesnar’s most recent appearance was at WrestleMania 35 where he lost the Universal Championship to Seth Rollins.
A potential rematch for RAW’s premier title shouldn’t be ruled out.