Rumor Roundup September 14: Kevin Owens Heading To NXT, Clash of Champions, Luke Harper’s WWE Future

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Kevin Owens Could Be Heading To NXT

This past week on SmackDown Live Kevin Owens was fired by Shane McMahon for the second time. While it’s unknown as to whether or not him being fired means that he can head over to Raw much like Sami Zayn and KO did last time McMahon used his power against them, the current rumor is that he could be heading over to NXT.

WWE obviously needs some big stars on the brand when they compete with AEW on Wednesday nights. Owens himself has teased a move over to NXT with numerous Tweets, but reports now suggest that he could at least be making an appearance on their debut show following his departure from SmackDown Live.

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The Revival Have Had A Change Of Attitude

It was well-publicized that earlier this year The Revival handed in release requests because they were unhappy with their position in the company and the state of the Tag Team Division in WWE. According to Tom Colohue on the Dropkicks Diskussions podcast, The Revival have now changed their minds and are now happy with where they are in WWE and the way the company has changed the Tag Team Division.

At this present moment in time, neither one of the stars has signed a new contract with the company, but The Revival challenge The New Day for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships this Sunday at Clash of Champions and could have their minds changed following a victory.

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Clash of Champions Title Changes Expected

Clash of Champions takes place live from Charlotte, North Carolina tomorrow night and it’s believed that title changes could be expected as part of the show. Every Championship on the main roster is on the line tomorrow night for the first time in 2019 which means that that there are a number of options for WWE when it comes to changes to certain Championships.

The Miz could equal Chris Jericho’s Intercontinental Championship record if he’s able to dethrone Shinsuke Nakamura, while Sasha Banks could make history by becoming the first five-time Raw Women’s Champion and Braun Strowman could lift his first singles Championship in WWE, so the company has a number of interesting options.

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Ric Flair Heading To AEW?

According to a report by The Wrestling Observer, Ric Flair‘s legend’s contract with WWE expires at the end of the year, which means that The Nature Boy could be heading away from the company he has always been associated with.

Flair has already been announced as a special guest for Chris Jericho’s up and coming Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Rager at Sea cruise which could cause a few issues with WWE since Jericho is now one of AEW’s biggest stars. Add this to the fact that Flair is currently wrapped up in legal issues with WWE and it’s believed that this could be enough to push the 16-time World Champion over to AEW.

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Luke Harper To Sit Out The Rest Of His Contract

Luke Harper hasn’t been seen on WWE TV since he publicly revealed on Twitter that he had requested his release from the company. Harper obviously isn’t happy with his current position on the main roster, but WWE now refuses to release any talent since AEW has become major competition. According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE still has no plans to use Harper in the near future.

Lana and Rusev have also been forced to sit out the remainder of their contract after making it clear that they won’t be signing a new deal when their current one expires, which is why the popular duo haven’t been seen on SmackDown Live in several weeks.

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WWE Planning Bray Wyatt Segment At Clash of Champions

Bray Wyatt has already teased the fact that he could be going after the Universal Champion following Clash of Champions, regardless of whether it’s Seth Rollins or his former Wyatt Family member Braun Strowman. According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, Wyatt is expected to be in attendance in North Carolina and could make a shock appearance at the end of the show to send a message to the Champion.

Wyatt is expected to challenge for the title at Hell in a Cell next month and it’s believed that an appearance from ‘The Fiend’ at Clash of Champions could help WWE’s recent run of poor ratings come to an end.

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