1. Rey Mysterio vs Seth Rollins to Include CGI
When the “eye for an eye” match was officially announced by WWE this week on Raw, many fans questioned how this kind of match would be done in a wrestling environment. With the current pandemic, WWE has the ability to pre-record many of their matches or even make a cinematic match instead.
According to a report by The Wrestling Observer, the match between Rollins and Mysterio will be pre-recorded and is set to be edited to add in some CGI to show an eye being removed.
It was also noted that at first the plan with the eye injury was to write Rey Mysterio out of his WWE contract, but this may no longer be the case since the former World Champion is currently negotiating a new deal.
2. The Undisputed Era Set For Babyface Run
Keith Lee walked out of The Great American Bash with both the NXT and the North American Championships this past week, which has left many questions regarding the role of Adam Cole.
Many reports have suggested that Cole could be heading to the main roster and leaving his Undisputed Era teammates behind, but apparently this isn’t the case.
According to SoDuTw on Twitter, there was a plan pitched to split The Undisputed Era, but this was shot down and instead, WWE is now going to allow the fraction to have a babyface run. This is something that the WWE Universe has wanted to see for a while and would definitely shake things up in NXT.
3. WWE is Keeping All of Their Brands Separate at Present
WWE’s recent issues with the COVID-19 virus have become headline news over the past few weeks as many superstars revealed their positive results online before rumors suggested that the actual toll could be around 40.
The company has been forced to integrate some new measures to ensure that the spread doesn’t worsen and this includes the use of masks for the audience as well as regular testing for every person who enters the Performance Center.
The Wrestling Observer also noted that WWE is keeping all of their brands separate at present in the hopes that this can help to combat the recent outbreak. The report states that all of the crews for NXT, Raw, and SmackDown are all kept separate as well.
4. Lio Rush to Wrestle Final Match
Lio Rush was released from WWE along with a number of other WWE stars back in April, but while many other released stars are making plans for the end of the month when they are free to join rival promotions, Rush has decided to call it quits.
The former WWE star recently took to Instagram to announce his final match while also asking fans who they believe he should face in this curtain call.
The post states that he will be making an announcement regarding his final match on July 20th, which is when he will be free to wrestle for any other promotion.
5. Brock Lesnar Not Expected to Be Part of SummerSlam
Brock Lesnar was last seen on WWE TV back at WrestleMania when The Beast lost his WWE Championship to Drew McIntyre. The reported plan was to bring Lesnar back for SummerSlam because this was when the crowd was expected to be able to make the return.
Tom Colohue of Sportskeeda recently revealed that the reason Lesnar had been off WWE TV was that the company was reluctant to use him while there was no audience.
The fact that SummerSlam has now been moved to the Performance Center means that it’s unlikely that Lesnar will be making his return at The Biggest Party of the Summer.
“It’s possible, I won’t say for definite that Brock Lesnar will be there because, at this point, I don’t know. They could very well cancel that appearance and save his date for this year until next year and have a lot of Brock Lesnar next year. I don’t think anyone would have an issue with that.”
6. Has WWE Already Signed Tessa Blanchard?
Tessa Blanchard is now a free agent after being released by Impact Wrestling a few weeks ago. Blanchard has worked for WWE in the past and many believed that the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Tully Blanchard would make a fantastic addition to the WWE women’s division.
That being said, there has been no news on her signing, but according to WrestlingNews.co, this is so that her debut can be kept a surprise.
“[WE] Reached out to a couple of sources to inquire about Blanchard and the sources we spoke with have not heard anything. One source said that her signing would likely be kept quiet to avoid spoiling the surprise, so we’ll see.”
As ever, wrestling fans are reminded that the above are just rumors and should not be taken at face value as facts.