Welcome to this week’s version of WWE/Wrestling rumors we hope are true and people we hope aren’t. It is the beginning of one other attention-grabbing week on the planet of wrestling, and we anticipate huge issues to occur because the build-up to Conflict on the Citadel continues.
So what’s it that we will anticipate from the rumor mill this week? What we have now in retailer consists of plans for Roman Reigns‘ Common title run, a serious WrestleMania 39 match being in jeopardy, plans for SummerSlam 2023, an absent WWE star getting educated by ex-superstar, a SmackDown star dropping his foremost occasion push, and extra:
#4. Hope is true: Roman Reigns’ legendary Common title run is just not in jeopardy?
Drew McIntyre vs Roman Reigns is ready to headline Conflict on the Citadel 2022. With Reigns having touched 700 days because the Common Champion, he’ll full a two-year world title reign – the one WWE star to take action within the twenty first century, and the primary individual since Hulk Hogan in 1986.
Many really feel that the celebrities are aligned for Reigns to drop the title to Drew McIntyre at Conflict on the Citadel. In any case, it is a historic Premium Dwell Occasion that’s anticipated to attract a sold-out crowd on the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. So as to add to that, McIntyre is but to have his second in entrance of a dwell viewers, whereas Reigns has additionally taken up a extra relaxed schedule.
The newest odds from BetOnline have suggested that The Tribal Chief may very well be set to retain the Common title at Conflict on the Citadel.
We hope that is true, though we definitely would not be against Drew McIntyre having his second on such an enormous stage. It also needs to be famous that the percentages may nonetheless shift in McIntyre’s favor.
#3. Hope is not true: The Rock’s feedback a couple of potential match towards Roman Reigns
There have been long-standing rumors about The Rock’s in-ring return to WWE. Whereas he admitted years in the past that he quietly retired, many have not given up hope of him having a dream match towards Roman Reigns.
The stage appears to be completely set for subsequent 12 months, as it’s going to happen within the SoFi Stadium with WrestleMania going with the Hollywood theme once more (it was executed beforehand in 2005 for WrestleMania 21).
Nonetheless, there may be nonetheless no proof to counsel that The Rock will compete at WrestleMania. In any case, following the disaster that struck in his final match at WrestleMania 29 (we do not contemplate his WrestleMania 32 bout to be a reputable match), it is comprehensible that insurance coverage corporations will not be too eager on permitting him to wrestle once more.
In an interview with WrestlingInc, Brian Gewirtz revealed what The Rock mentioned a couple of potential match towards Roman Reigns and a return to WWE:
“I keep in mind operating it by Dwayne and he mentioned, ‘I do not know if the match goes to occur.’ Perhaps it does or perhaps it does not, nevertheless it’s definitely a cool second within the ‘Younger Rock’ universe. If it does occur, then you realize that little clip goes to be within the huge video package deal so it really works both approach. That is how I see it.” (H/T: Wrestling Inc.)
We hope this is not true as a result of we, like many different followers, are nonetheless hopeful of the dream match between The Rock and Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39.
#3. Hope is true: WWE to carry SummerSlam 2022 again to Nashville?
Nashville proved to be a superb host metropolis for SummerSlam 2022. They have been handled to an epic occasion with a crowd of over 40,000 individuals. The ultimate saga of the Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns rivalry additionally delivered within the type of an all-time traditional Final Man Standing match.
From the appears to be like of issues, the corporate has additionally been thrilled with Nashville and the turnout and reception for the occasion. WrestleVotes reported that WWE was thrilled with Nashville and is contemplating heading again subsequent 12 months for SummerSlam 2023:
“Supply states WWE was past thrilled with how Nashville turned out because the host metropolis for SummerSlam a number of weeks again. The town is on the shortlist to host the occasion once more subsequent 12 months. Choice anticipated early ’23.”
We hope that is true as a result of Nashville was actually an unimaginable crowd for SummerSlam and helped make the occasion what it was.
#2. Hope is not true: The Usos weren’t allowed to enter Canada
The Usos did not seem on SmackDown this week regardless of them incessantly going back-and-forth from RAW to the blue model. As you might know, Montreal was the host metropolis of SmackDown this previous week.
On SmackDown, Roman Reigns talked about to Sami Zayn that The Usos had some bother on the border. That is believed to be a sign that they weren’t allowed into Canada because of the a number of DUI instances.
We hope this is not true, nevertheless it may very effectively be, given the strict DUI legal guidelines in Canada.
#2. Hope is true: Mr. Kennedy is coaching a debuting WWE famous person
Ken Anderson fka Mr. Kennedy is usually remembered for his short-yet-impactful four-year stint on the WWE foremost roster. He was reportedly penciled in to develop into a World Champion and to become involved in an important storyline with Triple H and Vince McMahon – nevertheless, all of that fell by way of.
He was finally fired after what he believed have been complaints from different high stars about how protected he was within the ring. He would then spend an extended time at Impact Wrestling, arguably having a extra fulfilling profession there.
As per Gable Steveson’s Instagram put up, it appears as if Ken Anderson fka Mr. Kennedy is coaching the Olympic Gold medalist.
We hope that is true and it very effectively seems to be that he’s coaching him.
#1. Hope is not true: Rising SmackDown star misplaced his push due to Karrion Kross’ return
Karrion Kross’ return has definitely been impactful, however new rumors counsel that one other famous person might have been affected by it. There was criticism that whereas Kross’ return was constructive, placing him in the primary occasion alongside Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre wasn’t.
It is nonetheless being criticized by some, though we’ll solely actually know whether or not it was the appropriate determination or not as soon as the storyline performs out. Nonetheless, Kross’ return and push to the primary occasion additionally meant that another person’s push was held again.
In keeping with a report from the Wrestling Observer Newslet/em>, the plans for Gunther’s bihaveush has been placed on maintain as Karrion Kross goes to be one among SmackDown’s central figures:
”I’m undecided who Gunther is being constructed for, as he beat Nakamura nevertheless it felt like he wasn’t going to be within the high combine with Reigns and McIntyre. Gunther vs. McIntyre appeared pure however now it appears like McIntyre vs. Kross is extra doubtless after the Reigns match,” famous Meltzer.
We hope this is not true as a result of Gunther is way extra prepared for that spot than Kross is. Nonetheless, we’re admittedly having fun with his run because the Intercontinental Champion.
#1. Hope is true: Seth Rollins and one other RAW star have been noticed at a non-WWE occasion
Seth Rollins has been having a worthwhile run in WWE in 2022 – constantly reinventing himself and being related. In his spare time away from the ring, he appears to have gone again to observe some outdated associates.
Photographs taken and posted by the next Instagram account revealed that Seth Rollins and The Miz have been noticed at GCW Homecoming (Evening 2). Jon Moxley headlined the primary evening.
We hope that is true and from the look of issues, it’s. It was a pleasing shock for the followers.
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