A major storyine that WWE may have scrapped due to the COVID-19 pandemic may have just been dug up.
WrestleVotes reported Thursday that WWE was planning a summer storyline similar to the Vince McMahon limousine explosion in 2007 or the Nexus invasion in 2010.
FWIW: I’ve been told there was a long major storyline that was to unfold over the span of weeks during the spring & summer, similar to the McMahon limo explosion or the Nexus invasion debut, that was put on hold due to no fans in attendance. Crowd reaction plays a major part.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) May 14, 2020
At the conclusion of the June 11, 2007 episode of RAW, McMahon stepped into his limo after holding a “Mr. McMahon Appreciation Night” to boost his own confidence. As soon as he shut the door, the limo exploded and burst into flames.
Dave Meltzer has reported numerous times in the past that the plan was to have Vince return in the summer claiming that he faked his death. He was then going to reveal an accomplice with several names being mentioned for the role. Mr. Kennedy was a top candidate as WWE wanted to build him in to a top bad guy.
However, the storyline was scrapped after wrestler Chris Benoit committed a double-murder and suicide involving himself, wife Nancy and son Daniel over a three day period from June 22-24, 2007.
On the June 7, 2010 episode of RAW, “The Nexus,” a group of rookies in the NXT brand, invaded the show, interrupted a match between CM Punk John Cena, declaring themselves as the new sheriffs in WWE.
Just thinking about what this storyline possibly could have been about will give someone infinite amounts of possibilities.