Daniel Bryan and Drew McIntyre Front Runners to Face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 37
There have been several rumors over the past week regarding Roman Reigns’ opponent for WrestleMania 37. It has been made clear that The Tribal Chief doesn’t currently have a match locked in for the show since The Rock was the initial plan.
While there has been a lot of talk of Goldberg returning to face Reigns, The Wrestling Observer has noted that at present, Daniel Bryan and WWE Champion Drew McIntyre are the frontrunners to face The Universal Champion at the biggest show of the year.
The Rock is Open to a Match Against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 38
WWE was hoping that The Rock vs Roman Reigns could finally happen at WrestleMania in five months’ time, after years of trying to make it a reality. The Great One has a number of scheduling conflicts as well as the current COVID-19 pandemic which are currently holding him back from making a WWE return.
The Rock last wrestled back at WrestleMania 32 and suffered an injury that caused issues with his filming schedule, which is something he will want to avoid this time around. Even though The Rock won’t be available at WrestleMania 37, The Wrestling Observer is reporting that Roman Reigns’ cousin will be open to facing him in 2022.
Several WWE Stars Including Keith Lee Sent Back to the Performance Center
Vince McMahon has reportedly sent back several current WWE stars to the Performance Center so that they can improve on their in-ring ability. PWInsider reported that the likes of Otis, AJ Styles’ bodyguard Omos, Dabba-Kato, and Mace were sent back to the PC to have further training.
In a report from Fightful, the site notes that there are several people in WWE who are baffled by the decision to send Keith Lee back, as he is a seasoned performer on the Independent Circuit. It’s believed that Lee has been caught up in this group because of his size and not necessarily his ability.
However, an exclusive from RingsideNews states that Vince McMahon makes his decisions based on what he’s told by those he’s willing to listen to, namely Bruce Prichard, Kevin Dunn, and a few select others, and it looks like they said Keith Lee needs work.
Otis Believed to Be Seen as Unsafe in the Ring
Otis was among the stars who have been sent for extra classes at the Performance Center with Adam Pearce and this is believed to be because the former member of Heavy Machinery is seen as unsafe in the ring.
According to a report by Fightful, Otis is a well-liked WWE star, but there are several occasions where he has been seen as unsafe by WWE officials.
“Otis is well-liked backstage, but we were told of a couple of spots in recent months that got the attention of people at Gorilla Position that believed Otis could also be safer in the ring.”
WWE Set to Begin Filming NXT India Next Month
WWE has been looking to expand their product around the globe in recent years and despite this year’s setbacks, WWE is still pushing these plans forward.
According to POST Wrestling, WWE is set to begin filming NXT India next month. The show will air on the WWE Network and on linear TV in India on Sony Picture Networks. It’s also reported that WWE will kick off the brand with an eight-man single-elimination tournament which will launch the new show.
At present there is no official date for the launch of the show, it’s just known that the show will begin filming in 2021.
Bobby Fish’s Injury Not Considered to Be Serious
There were several injuries coming out of last week’s War Games event, including Candice LeRae’s broken arm and Bobby Fish’s arm injury.
The former NXT Tag Team Champion recently underwent surgery to reattach some of the muscle in his arm after a spot with Pete Dunne at War Games. Despite this, The Wrestling Observer is reporting that his injury isn’t considered to be serious and he’s only expected to miss around eight weeks of action.
As ever, wrestling fans are reminded that the above are just rumors and should not be taken at face value as facts