Rumor Roundup November 30 – FOX Wants AJ Lee To Return, Plans For Shayna Baszler, Brock Lesnar’s Return

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Shayna Baszler To Be Promoted Next Year?

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Shayna Baszler was the woman who secured NXT’s win at Survivor Series this past weekend when she forced Bayley to tap out. While many fans questioned why this was the way Survivor Series ended, The Wrestling Observer noted that the plan for The NXT Women’s Champion heading into the show was to groom her for Becky Lynch so that it would lead to her being promoted to the main roster in 2020.

Brock Lesnar Not Expected Back Until The Royal Rumble

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Brock Lesnar managed to defeat Rey Mysterio at Survivor Series this past weekend, despite interference from his son Dominik. Mysterio then went on to win the United States Championship on Raw the following night, which moved his storyline forward without The Beast.

Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer recently reported that Brock Lesnar is now off on hiatus and will return at The Royal Rumble next year.

EC3 Has Been Out Of Action With a Concussion

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EC3 came over to WWE after a successful spell in Impact Wrestling. His in-ring experience led many fans to believe that he would become a star in WWE, but that hasn’t been the case. EC3 has been a glorified jobber over the past few years and hasn’t been seen on WWE TV since September.

According to Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer, the reason for EC3’s recent absence is because he suffered a concussion a few months ago, there is currently no timeline on his return.

FOX Reportedly Wants To Bring Back AJ Lee

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CM Punk made his shock return to WWE programming earlier this month when it was revealed that he would be a regular face on WWE Backstage. Following Punk’s return, the question on everyone’s lips was whether or not this would mean that his wife AJ Lee could finally step back into a WWE ring.

According to Brad Shepard on the Oh! You Didn’t Know Podcast, FOX is trying to sign a deal with AJ Lee to have her on WWE Backstage as well. Lee has been busy since her WWE departure in 2015 after writing a New York Times Best Selling book and having it adapted into a TV series.

WWE To Present Worlds Collide Tournament Every PPV Weekend Moving Forward

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WWE’s main three brands have now ended their rivalries following Survivor Series and will continue to present shows where they are all secluded to their own shows. That being said, NXT and NXT UK will still go head to head as part of the upcoming Worlds Collide tournament ahead of The Royal Rumble.

The show is set to take place on Saturday since there will be no Takeover event, but it’s being reported by sources close to The Wrestling Observer that it will be a regular thing taking place every Saturday before a major pay-per-view in the future. Stars like Kay Lee Ray, NXT UK Champion WALTER and NXT Champion Adam Cole have already been advertised for January’s show.

Daniel Bryan Expected To Change Up His Look

Last night on SmackDown, The Fiend pursued Daniel Bryan throughout the episode hoping that he would challenge for the Universal Championship once again. At the end of the show, Bryan seemed to turn back to a face and with the help of the YES Movement, he accepted Bray Wyatt’s challenge before The Fiend then attacked in the ring.

The Fiend locked in The Mandible Claw and dragged Bryan through a hole he had created in the ring before then seemingly pulling his hair out and showing the WWE Universe the mess he had created. According to a report by Ringsidenews, Bryan is now expected to change up his look, since The Fiend has now pulled out his hair on live TV.

As ever, wrestling fans are reminded that the above are just rumors and should not be taken at face value as facts.