WWE Rumors: Conflicting reports about Lars Sullivan missing Raw and SmackDown; Will he still be called up?
What's the story?
Lars Sullivan was expected to make his main roster debut this week during dark matches on Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live. However these matches didn't happen because he allegedly went home after suffering anxiety attacks. Now there are differing reports about Sullivan's WWE status.
In case you didn't know...
Last month, on his podcast, Brad Shepard discussed the fact that WWE had big plans for Lars Sullivan following his eventual main roster call-up with a match against John Cena penciled in for WrestleMania. This was then reported by Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
As you can see Sullivan was supposed to debut on the main roster and presumably begin his programme towards that Cena match on 'The Grandest Stage of Them All' but mental illness seems to have postponed plans for now.
Interestingly, WrestleVotes updated the story by reporting that Sullivan wasn't at the arena at all, and instead didn't arrive for his scheduled appearances as a consequence of his anxiety attacks.
The heart of the matter
No-showing a scheduled appearance is just about the worst thing you can do as a WWE Superstar, so there's potential for this to have a negative effect on Sullivan's career, as Twitter user @atomantpr who 'Sometimes [gives] out Wrestling News from [his] old sources (aka friends of the business)'
However, Dave Meltzer noted in the aforementioned Wrestling Observer Newsletter report that WWE had become much more sensitive to mental health issues after Mauro Ranallo made his bipolar disorder public and are being supporting and understanding towards Sullivan.
Without an official statement from WWE or Lars Sullivan I think we'll have to chalk everything from Brad Shepard to Dave Meltzer to speculation on Twitter as merely that - speculation.
Time will tell if Sullivan does debut on the main roster, make an impact in the Royal Rumble and face John Cena at WrestleMania
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