WWE’s European Tour reinforcements – Triple H & Shane, Taker off tour

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

Triple H (artist Travis Beaven © PWTorch)

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WWE is bringing in reinforcements for the European Tour, namely former WWE World Hvt. champion Triple H. Also added is Shane McMahon.

The roster is already depleted and Bray Wyatt was injured in the main event of the first tour show, prompting Hunter to be added to the second week of the European Tour in a wrestling role.

Meanwhile, Shane McMahon is scheduled for a “special appearance” at the Smackdown taping on Tuesday (April 19) in London.

Update: WWE and the O2 Arena officially removed Undertaker from Smackdown advertising on Monday (one day before the event), ending the saga of whether Taker would appear on the tour.

WWE is advertising Shane’s special appearance, plus a bonus main event of Dean Ambrose & A.J. Styles vs. Kevin Owens & Chris Jericho.

Hunter announced his bookings Friday afternoon:

– Wednesday, April 20: Newcastle, U.K.

Update: The Undertaker has been removed from Newcastle. The arena website announced: “Triple H will be facing Dean Ambrose… 14-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H is replacing The Undertaker at Newcastle live event.”

– Thursday, April 21: Brussels, Belgium

– Friday, April 22: Paris, France

– Saturday, April 23: Malaga, Spain

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