WWE gossip column: The Undertaker to face Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 36, Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff named Executive Directors of Raw and SmackDown Live

27 Jun

WWE have started to build towards next month’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view.

Championship matches have already been made, while The Undertaker is back on WWE TV.

The Undertaker made a shock return on Raw earlier this week
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Below, talkSPORT give you the latest gossip and rumours from the wrestling world.

WWE announce Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff as Executive Directors of Raw and SmackDown Live

Heyman will have full creative control of Raw, while Bischoff will be overseeing SmackDown Live.

Is it a move that could see Vince McMahon take more of a backseat? We’ll soon find out.

Most WWE fans have been complaining about the company’s creative direction for months, but it could change for the better under Heyman and Bischoff.

The Undertaker’s WrestleMania 36 plans revealed 

The Undertaker made a shock return to WWE to save Roman Reigns from a Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre beatdown on Raw earlier this week.

The Deadman is teaming up with Reigns to take on McMahon and McIntyre at Extreme Rules.

But plans for The Undertaker are not stopping there…

Wrestling journalist Brad Shepard told the Oh, You Didn’t Know podcast: “According to a source in WWE Drew McIntyre is currently scheduled to be The Undertaker’s opponent at WrestleMania 36.

“They decided to start the program early to boost ratings which is why you saw [The] Undertaker on Raw this past week. Shane is likely to play into it somehow.

“I’m told The Undertaker hand-picked Drew and it works out well for Drew because they had no creative plans for him after Roman.”

Rey Mysterio keen to face Brock Lesnar again 

Mysterio wants to square off with Lesnar again.

The pair’s last battle happened in 2003.

Mysterio told Wrestling Inc: ”Why not? I hit it off with Brock early in his career.

WWE: Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar is a force in WWE
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“Every now and then people will post on social media some of the matches we had, and we were doing some crazy things for that time.

“This was 2003, maybe? What you were seeing was unbelievable so I wouldn’t mind going back into the ring with Brock.”