Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
One idea being thrown around is a heel stable composed of a group of younger WWE wrestlers. Also, they would use an older wrestler or a manager as a mentor. One idea is to make it a second generation stable featuring Ted DiBiase, Jr., Afa, Jr., DH Smith, Cody Rhodes (who would turn heel), and maybe Carlito as the mouthpiece if they don't get a manager. However, it may not be a 100% second generation stable after all, as other names being tossed around include CM Punk and Chris Harris. However, the young wrestlers stable is the basic idea they have in mind.
The SmackDown writing team has been trying to keep things in a holding pattern during Michael Hayes' absence. Hayes made some storyline plans before his suspension and writer Ed Koskey has been trying to keep them in check by not making any major moves while he's away. Hayes' original plans go through One Night Stand. As far as the Raw writing team is concerned, they are said to be resistant on creating & launching new stars on the program.
Randy Orton's Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Title with Triple H at One Night Stand next Sunday will be the twelfth consecutive pay-per-view event featuring him in the WWE Title match. If you count the two title matches at No Mercy, it will be his thirteenth consecutive WWE Title match at a pay-per-view. Additionally, this will be Orton's sixth pay-per-view title match wrestling Triple H during the same span.
Side note from Ryan Clark: I apologize for the lack of news over the weekend. I was away for the weekend. We rented a cabin in the beautiful Lake George, NY area and had an absolute blast. For those who have never been to Lake George and are looking for a good vacation spot - this is it. I hope you all had a good Memorial Day weekend as well and now it's back to business as usual.
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