BY BLAKE OESTRIECHER – MAY 11, 2020
WWE’s main roster looks much different now than it did just a month ago, and the changes keep on coming.
In addition to part-time names like The Undertaker, Brock Lesnar and Goldberg all disappearing from Raw or SmackDown following WrestleMania 36, WWE recently released more than 20 wrestlers as part of cost-cutting measures related to COVID-19. In the weeks since WWE’s flagship pay-per-view, its suddenly smaller roster has paved the way for new names—like the Zelina Vega-backed stable of Austin Theory, Andrade and Angel Garza—to rise up the card, particularly on a Raw brand that has noticeably focused on rising new talents over the past few weeks.
On the April 27th episode of Monday Night Raw, Jinder Mahal also returned to the mix after missing roughly 10 months of action following major knee surgery, and the former WWE Champion—whose controversial 2017 reign ignited a huge debate among wrestling fans—looks to be in line for a big push once again.