A few weeks back, the Authority returned to power after John Cena granted the wish that Seth Rollins asked for since Survivor Series. Each week, the WWE’s self-proclaimed future of the WWE tried to beg Cena to bring back the Authority. The first episode of Raw in 2015 saw Edge, WWE Hall of Fame wrestler, get pinned down by the Big Show and Rollins.
Rollins said that if Cena didn’t bring back the Authority, he would break Edge’s neck with a Curb Stomp. After minutes of great heel work from Rollins, Cena finally caved and gave Triple H and Stephanie McMahon reins to the WWE.
The next week on Monday Night Raw, Triple H and McMahon fired three superstars, Ryback, Dolph Ziggler, and Erick Rowan. Since then, the Authority has been flexing their authoritative muscles just to prove a point. In a report from the Inquisitr, there were rumors of Dolph Ziggler’s return to television. Apparently, all three members are going to return at the same time.
In a new report by PWInsider, all three men are very close to returning to WWE television.
While it has not been confirmed that the three will appear on TV tonight, they are all expected to be in the 30 man Royal Rumble match on Sunday night, so they might be brought back to TV tonight to set up their appearance at the PPV.”
Tonight is a huge episode of Monday Night Raw, as many former WWE champions and legends are supposed to return. In one segment, Shawn Michaels, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and Ric Flair are making their return as the nWo. On top of that, the Acolytes, JBL, and Ron Simmons and the New Age Outlaws are supposed to make their return to WWE television.
Having the fired WWE superstars return tonight will only enhance the product going forward to the Royal Rumble in six days. All three men are definitely going to be in the Royal Rumble match, so bringing them back tonight is a wise move by WWE Creative.
During their “time off,” Ryback and Dolph Ziggler continue to sell their absence from WWE programming. The other day, Ryback put on Twitter that he was denied entry to a WWE Live event.
Thanks WWE for denying me access as a paying customer to the WWE Live event in Vegas tonight! The Big Guy will not forget this. #FeedMeMore
— The Big Guy (@Ryback22) January 18, 2015
By doing so, Ryback and Ziggler are making it believable to the WWE viewer that they really did fire them. Since the point of WWE is to tell stories, the use of social media is wise in today’s generation of WWE fans. Expect to see all of them back in the ring tonight in some capacity.
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