AJ Styles Not Yet Cleared To Return
AJ Styles suffered a back injury in his match against Seth Rollins back at Money in the Bank, which forced him to miss Super ShowDown and has left him on the treatment table for the past few months. Styles’ appearance on Raw this week fueled speculation that The Phenomenal One was ready to make his return, but according to The Wrestling Observer, this isn’t the case.
Styles is reportedly not yet cleared to make his in-ring return, which is why he was featured in a backstage segment, but the company is hopeful that he will be cleared in time for the tour of Japan, which starts on June 28th.
Drake Maverick Pitched The Idea Of Having The 24/7 Title Crash His Wedding
Drake Maverick was able to become Champion for the first time in WWE this week when he pinned R-Truth in the parking lot on SmackDown Live to win the 24/7 Title. He later took the title to his wedding but was pinned by R-Truth on his way back up the aisle with his new bride.
According to a report by PWInsider, Maverick actually pitched the idea of using his wedding as a setting for a title change and there was much more footage filmed as part of the ceremony that was released. As yet, it is unknown as to whether or not the rest of the footage will be made public.
WrestleMania Could Take Place In London In The Near Future
WWE has always had a positive relationship with The United Kingdom, but the last main roster pay-per-view that took place across the pond was SummerSlam 1992. Of course, Triple H tested the water back in 2015 with NXT Takeover: London which was deemed a huge success, ahead of the debut of NXT UK which has proved popular with the home crowd.
WrestleMania has always been something that the United Kingdom has pushed for and with the recent news that WWE switches from Sky Sports to BT Sport in January 2020, now could be the perfect time for the company to bring the biggest show of the year to UK shores.
Mojo Rawley Signs New WWE Deal
Mojo Rawley hasn’t been featured heavily on WWE TV ever since the split of The Hype Bros and his illustrious Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal win, but he’s already debuted a new character which could be the beginning of a push for the former Tag Team Champion.
According to a report by Pro Wrestling Sheet, Rawley has put pen to paper on a new multi-year deal with WWE. The length of the contract is currently unknown but given the recent signings within the company, it is believed to be a five-year deal.
WWE Looking For Stomping Grounds To Be ‘A Clean Slate?’
The first ever Stomping Grounds event takes place this weekend live from Tacoma, Washington and while the company has been struggling to push out tickets for the show, it appears that many officials are hoping that the show could be the beginning of something impressive.
With all of the chatter of AEW backstage it has definitely caused WWE some problems, but now All Elite Wrestling is an established company WWE can move on with pushing their product into competition contention. According to Brad Shepard, many officials are hoping that Stomping Grounds will be a clean slate for WWE which is something that the company desperately needs.
JBL Could Be Looking For WWE Return
John Bradshaw Layfield was once one of the most formidable World Champions in WWE history, but following retirement from the ring, the former Champion took up his place in the commentary booth until he made the decision to leave back in 2017.
JBL’s departure was surrounded by controversy, but enough time could have passed now for him to make his return to be part of the current 24/7 Championship picture. Drake Maverick and R-Truth have been having a lot of fun with the belt over the past few weeks and JBL himself even teased a return on Twitter.
As ever, wrestling fans are reminded that the above are just rumors and should not be taken at face value as facts.