You know what we don’t have enough of right now? WWE programming.
So it’s great news, that they’re expanding Survivor Series to four hours long with WWE.com now listing the start time as 7pm EST rather than the usual 8 o’clock start. Because that worked so well for both this year’s butt-numbingly long Wrestlemania and Summerslam shows.
WWE seems to be pushing their ‘big four’ – Wrestlemania, Summerslam, Survivor Series and Royal Rumble – as weekend-long events now, bookended by NXT Takeover specials on the Saturdays and Raw and Smackdown tapings on Mondays and Tuesdays all in the same cities.
But it seems none of those four hours in November will have Smackdown Live stars John Cena and Randy Orton.
Cena’s been off TV since the 11th October episode of Smackdown Live because he’s been filming the second season of his reality show American Grit. He won’t be done with that until December, but WWE have still been advertising him for Survivor Series on the 20th November.
They’ve now pulled Cena from all Survivor Series adverts, and his next promoted date is a WWE live event on the 26th December.
Dave Meltzer is reporting that Randy Orton is also scheduled to take some time off in November because his wife is expected to give birth on the 22nd. That means he’ll miss Survivor Series, and won’t be back until the 29th’s episode of Smackdown Live.
And going by Cliff Compton’s Twitter, another WWE wrestler might not appear.
Compton used to wrestle for WWE under the name Domino, and he recently tweeted:
— DOMINO Cliff Compton (@CliffCompton) October 27, 2016
…with a picture of TNA’s latest TV taping.
I kid, I kid.
TNA couldn’t afford a disco ball.
One fan asked Compton if he was talking about Brian Kendrick, to which he replied: “No, Brian is great.”
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