Perhaps one day the members of The Elite will sign with WWE, but the group has made it clear that they will not be joining the company any time soon. The Elite left Ring of Honor last week and they will reportedly be launching their very own promotion called All Elite Wrestling early next year. The Young Bucks once again confirmed that they won’t be coming to the company in the newest episode of Being the Elite. The Bucks started the episode off by handing the mysterious “H” a letter informing him that the group won’t be coming to WWE in 2019. The Elite may not be joining the Raw or SmackDown roster, but 2019 will still be a very interesting year for them if all of the rumors about AEW do indeed turn out to be true.
As revealed during Monday Night Raw last night, Sami Zayn will be returning from his injury soon. Zayn has been away from the ring throughout most of the year after he went down with an injury, but WWE aired a vignette during Raw yesterday declaring that he will be coming back in the near future, but a return date was not given. After the vignettes aired, Zayn commented on his upcoming return on Twitter by noting that his absence from WWE forced him to cut negativity out of his life, but the video from Monday night helped him remember just how much he misses pro wrestling. Prior to getting injured, Zayn was a heel on Raw who occasionally teamed up with Kevin Owens, a fellow Raw roster member who will be coming back soon.
During this time off, I’ve been working on becoming a better person, and letting go of a lot of toxic elements that come with egotism & ambition.
But I just watched that teaser for my return on #Raw and remembered how good I am at pro wrestling. I actually forgot how great I am.
— Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) December 18, 2018
For the most part, WWE fans seem to be praising the TLC pay-per-view from this past weekend, but some took issue with the Intercontinental Championship match between Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose. The match received a “this is boring” chant from the crowd in San Jose, California, but the fans may not have been the only ones in the SAP Center who felt dissatisfied with the match. On Wrestling Observer Radio, it was reported that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon was said to be “furious” with the match by the time that it was over. The match was over twenty minutes long, and Dean Ambrose was ultimately able to hit Dirty Deeds to win the match and the Intercontinental Championship from his former Shield ally.