Vince McMahon WWE exit meant plans for two big returns were scrapped

Vince McMahon’s retirement from WWE last week meant that plans for Edge’s return to TV had to be canceled.

PWINsider reports that Beth Phoenix, along with Edge, was also scheduled to return to WWE Raw this week at Madison Square Garden.

However, shortly after Vince McMahon’s retirement from WWE on Friday night, plans for both returns were canceled.

Edge and Beth didn’t make it to the show in the end, and at this point there’s no word on whether they’ll be in Nashville for SummerSlam Saturday night.

We reported that Edge and Beth Phoenix were both slated for MSG, but later reported that plans changed shortly after Vince McMahon’s exit.

Reports had stated that Edge and Beth had travel issues, but this report makes it seem like the decision not to have them on the show was one WWE had made.

The report also explained that Edge and Beth would both be at SummerSlam this weekend, but as explained earlier, it’s unclear whether those plans have also been shelved.

The original plans were also for Summerslam weekend, but it’s not known if that’s still happening or if they’ll postpone their return to a later date.

The two WWE Hall of Famers would likely have been involved in the segment on Raw between Judgment Day and The Mysterios, but that’s nothing more than speculation at this stage.

WWE has been working on Edge’s return since Money in the Bank on July 2, with ghostly vignettes believed to be about the former WWE champion airing every week on Raw.

There’s no word on why the plans have changed, but GiveMeSport will try to keep you updated if additional information emerges on the matter in the coming days and weeks.

If the decision was made by Triple H, the new head of Creative, it won’t be the only major change he’s made in the past week or so.

The former WWE champion also decided to postpone Seth Rollins v Riddle, which was originally scheduled for Saturday night’s SummerSlam.

Riddle isn’t really injured, so the match could take place if WWE wanted it to, but you can find out more about why it doesn’t go ahead as planned by clicking here.

You can watch WWE SummerSlam live Saturday in the US on Peacock and in all other international markets on the WWE network.

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