All things considered -- the ratings in May this year and in the past, historical trends, the return of Vince McMahon on a three-hour Raw, it being the month of June and his involvement in big storylines this month -- we could see a major storyline launch on Raw tonight.
In an #AftermathRadio clip, theScore's Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) and Jimmy Korderas (@jimmykorderas) speak to "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (@steveaustinbsr) about the infamous "double turn" at WrestleMania 13 involving him and Bret Hart. Also, Steve shares a laugh about ribbing referees in dark matches.
The response to Paul Heyman's return to WWE has been overwhelmingly positive, especially from WWE superstars, legends and employees on Twitter. Chris Jericho, CM Punk, Shawn Michaels, Lance Storm, Matt Hardy and Joey Styles all tweeted what most of us long-time hardcore wrestling fans were thinking.
On Monday's Raw, Daniel Bryan earned the right to face WWE Champion CM Punk at Over the Limit. On tonight's Smackdown, Bryan lost to World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus. That doesn't seem like the way to build a challenger for the company's top prize.
Pro wrestling news: The WWE audience rejected the idea that Daniel Bryan is some sort of throw-away talent, and voiced their discontent in the form of prolonged chants for the man born Brian Danielson, who faces Sheamus for the WWE Heavyweight Championship at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view.
Since WrestleMania, the biggest buzz in the WWE Universe has focused around Brock Lesnar's return to professional wrestling. This Sunday, Lesnar will compete in his first match back from a nearly eight-year absence when he faces John Cena in an Extreme Rules match at the pay-per-view of the same name.
Ring Posts blogger and theScore TV personality Arda Ocal catches up with "Mean" Gene Okerlund, who talks about being undefeated in his in-ring pro wrestling career, wanting a match at WrestleMania 29, and who gave him the nickname "Mean" Gene.