There is panic backstage at RAW right now. The show was scheduled to build to a segment where Brock Lesnar beat up Rock to set up next year’s WrestleMania main event. The problem: According to The Wrestling Observer, Rock is not there and has reportedly gone home. Vince McMahon, the writers and producers are in the process of redoing the show, evidently believing the angle has been nixed. Nobody knows any details as to what happened past that. As of this time, the belief is that The Rock is not appearing.
Also, there is a second major angle tonight to set up the main feud going forward and the Extreme Rules main event involving John Cena’s next title defense. Word is that it is one of the things that has been planned for some time and was actually scheduled before Mania.
More details as they come…
Apparently a meeting taking place at this moment regarding Rock
We’ll continue updating with more details as they become available.
According to PWInsider.com, the script for tonight called for Rock to open the show talking about his loss to Cena last night, which would have led to Lesnar and Paul Heyman coming out to set up a future match between the two. They’re also confirming Rock flew out to Los Angeles, completely catching the company by surprise and putting a lot of heat on himself in the process.
According to the Observer, Rock is missing Raw tonight because he suffered an injury in his match with Cena last night, though the severity of the injury is not known at this time. That seems like an interesting reason to miss the show, and it doesn’t explain the backstage panic at his not being there, unless he suffered the injury and left without telling anyone, which makes no sense at all.