– Big Cass has resumed wrestling after apparently reinjuring his surgically repaired knee during WWE’s tour of Europe two weeks ago.
At last night’s WWE live event in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Cass teamed up with The Miz in a loss to Daniel Bryan and Tye Dillinger. Cass worked normally and Bryan pinned him.
Rumors of Cass getting injured again began circulating when he showed visible discomfort and frustration after a match in Newcastle, England on May 17, but it was presumed to be a work when the same thing happened in Amsterdam, Netherlands two days later. In the latest issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer was unsure about the severity of his injury. Mike Johnson said last week on PWInsider.com’s “Elite Audio” that Cass was being evaluated to determine if he needs to undergo ACL surgery on his right knee again.
– Jason Jordan was backstage at last night’s Raw in Richmond, Virginia.
Jordan has been out of action since January due to an issue with a nerve in his neck that required surgery. He underwent neck surgery on February 6, which WWE Medical Director Dr. Joseph Maroon described as a “minimally invasive operation to decompress the nerve.”
WWE removed Jordan from wrestling in January, but still featured him on television in non-physical roles. This led to Jordan and Seth Rollins losing the Raw Tag Team Championship at the 2018 Royal Rumble in a match that saw Rollins handle all the physical action.
Jordan was written off Raw on February 5 when Raw Commissioner Kurt Angle ordered him to go home until he was medically cleared to compete.
– Despite a pair of victories over Breezango, Raw General Manager Kurt Angle was hesitant to allow The B-Team to become the No. 1 contenders to the Raw Tag Team Championship held by Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy. This led Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel to host a Memorial Day Tag Team Barbeque on Raw last night to win the approval of Raw’s other tag teams. While the division was more than happy to feast, they weren’t sold on allowing Dallas and Axel to challenge for the titles.
An ensuing food fight gave Angle an idea on how to settle it: A Tag Team Battle Royal next week, where the winners would face Hardy and Wyatt for the titles.
After getting involved in the food fight, Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson look ahead to next week’s Tag Team Battle Royal