Rumor Roundup June 1, 2019: Brock Lesnar’s MITB Cash In, Rules In Saudi Arabia, The Authority To Return To TV? AEW’s New Time Slot

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Interesting Rules For Superstars In Saudi Arabia

WWE head to Saudi Arabia on Friday for Super ShowDown, the third show that WWE has presented in The Middle East but it appears that there could be a number of rules that WWE superstars will be forced to follow as soon as they enter the country.

According to a number of Tweets by Rajah, these are the main rules that the WWE stars have to follow while seeking hospitality in Jeddah.

  • Do not travel to Mecca or Medina or visit any mosques
  • Do not sign anything in Arabic
  • Do not bring any pets
  • Driving is not recommended
  • Avoid beckoning with fingers and crossing legs during meetings
  • Avoid entering an elevator full of locals of the opposite gender
  • Avoid street vendors and be wary of “camel products”
  • Do not point at anyone or show the soles of your shoes

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Triple H And Stephanie McMahon Returning To Screens?

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are WWE’s biggest power couple, but they haven’t been seen together on-screen as The Authority in a number of months. This is reportedly all about to change according to a report by Slice Wrestling.

A Tweet by Slice speculates that Cody Rhodes and Brandi will be the on-screen personalities who are spearheading AEW through the ratings war while Triple H and Stephanie McMahon will be the dynamic couple that the WWE once again turn to in the hopes of helping to improve their own ratings.

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All Elite Wrestling Looking At A Wednesday Night Slot?

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All Elite Wrestling arrived with a bang last weekend and it’s already been announced that the company has secured a TV deal that will allow their product to begin airing on a weekly basis in the coming months.

According to the most recent episode of The Wrestling Observer, AEW is looking to push out their product on a Wednesday night but there is no official decision on the day just yet. This is the night that WWE would usually air NXT, but since the show is pre-recorded, the company could change that if their biggest competition takes over Wednesday nights.

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Matt Riddle To Ruin Brock Lesnar’s Money In The Bank Cash In?

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Paul Heyman announced on Twitter last night that Brock Lesnar would cash in his Money in the Bank contract on Seth Rollins Monday Night On Raw. Rollins obviously responded to the cash in and seemingly isn’t worried about The Beast and his advocate heading to Austin, Texas next week with the contract, but one superstar could be set to involve himself in the match.

Matt Riddle has a background in MMA and has been climbing up through the ranks in NXT over the past few months, so much so that he’s part of tonight’s Takeover: XXV show where he will battle Roderick Strong. That being said, he’s already looking ahead to Monday Night where it appears that he could be hinting that he will be stopping this cash in attempt.

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AOP Could Make Their WWE Return As Soon As Next Month


The Authors of Pain were once one of the companies most dominant tag teams, Akam and Rezar came up from NXT undefeated and went on to become the Raw Tag Team Champions before Akam went down with the knee injury earlier this year.

Instead of pushing Rezar alone, WWE has decided to keep the team off WWE TV while Akam recovers and various sources have now confirmed that he is free to make his return to WWE following surgery. According to PWInsider, the duo look set to return to WWE in the next month and will be working SmackDown Live events, which could be a hint to which roster they will be heading to.

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WWE Still Protecting Braun Strowman?

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Monday Night On Raw, WWE advertised an elimination match where the winner would take on Seth Rollins at Super ShowDown, since it was obvious that Brock Lesnar wasn’t ready to cash in his contract just yet. The match turned out to be a one-fall finish with Baron Corbin coming out on top, which was reportedly changed to protect Braun Strowman.

According to a report by The Wrestling Observer, the match was booked awkwardly since Bobby Lashley and Braun Strowman already have a match at Super ShowDown and a win would have forced double duty, but the decision was made to have the two men brawl out of the match to protect Strowman from having to take a pin.

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