1. Roman Reigns Situation Is Ever-Changing
Roman Reigns hasn’t been seen on WWE TV since March and was forced to pull out of his Universal Championship match at WrestleMania, where he was replaced by Braun Strowman. Reigns was reported to have some heat backstage despite the fact that he made the decision based on health reasons and continues to remain on the sidelines to protect his children and his pregnant wife.
The Wrestling Observer recently noted that the Reigns situation changes daily which is why Reigns is being edited from videos and then referenced a few days later. It’s unknown what the actual situation is from day to day.
2. Huge Bump Planned For Money In The Bank
Money in the Bank takes place this Sunday night and it will be a historic night as WWE presents their main ladder matches from inside their corporate headquarters in Stanford. The twelve WWE stars will all be battling it out for the two briefcases at the same time as they make their way to the roof of the building.
Once on the roof, the stars will be forced to climb the ladder to retrieve the contract and even though there have been some interesting reports regarding the bumps from the roof of the building The Wrestling Observer is reporting that WWE is planning a huge bump since The Chairman himself demonstrated it to prove that it was safe to perform.
3. AJ Styles Unhappy With The Releases Of Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
AJ Styles was “buried alive” at WrestleMania and when he returned to WWE TV last week, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson were not by his side. This is because, in Styles’ absence, the company released the two stars from their contracts. Their last appearance was as part of the Boneyard match alongside Styles and according to a report by Tom Colohue of Sportskeeda, the former World Champion isn’t happy that his friends have been released.
“AJ Styles definitely isn’t happy that Gallows and Anderson have gone. However, it’s worth asking the question – did Gallows and Anderson want to go? Because to my knowledge, they did want to leave and that’s why they were on the list of releases anyway because they had already vocalized their preference to leave and given the opportunity, the WWE said, ‘okay, if you guys don’t want to be here, let’s have a conversation about it.'”
4. Vince McMahon Bans Another Phrase
Over the years, Vince McMahon has banned his commentary team from using a number of phrases or talking about certain things on air. The most recent notes on this are that the terms “hospital” and “COVID-19” are banned phrases. According to Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer, another phrase has been added to this list, since superstars and announcers are no longer allowed to use the term “non-title.”
This was clarified after The Street Profits took on The Viking Raiders this week on Raw but the match was somewhat confusing since WWE announcers failed to point out that it was a non-title match, because the term was banned.
5. Undertaker’s Streak Could Have Been Ended By a Different Star
Brock Lesnar shocked the world back in 2014 when he was able to end The Undertaker’s long-standing WrestleMania streak and seemingly retire the WWE legend. While it’s been noted since then that Undertaker himself chose Lesnar to end his streak, WWE had their own ideas a few years earlier.
As part of a recent interview with The New York Post, his wife Michelle McCool revealed that WWE wanted Edge to end the streak six years earlier.
“I remember a few years prior at WrestleMania [XXIV] versus Edge, they talked about Edge breaking the streak and it was Edge that was actually like ‘That makes zero sense. I don’t want to do that. Why would I do that? The fans already love him. What’s it going to do for Edge?”
6. Sami Zayn Hasn’t Agreed To Return To WWE
Sami Zayn hasn’t appeared on WWE TV for a few weeks and reports now suggest that the current Intercontinental Champion is yet to agree to make his return given the current COVID-19 pandemic. WWE has stated that no talent will be forced to work at present and some stars have opted to take some time off whilst there is still a risk.
Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer noted that Daniel Bryan was set to step into a feud with Sami Zayn following WrestleMania 36, but this obviously hasn’t happened, although Bryan was always scheduled to be part of this year’s Money in the Bank ladder match.
As ever, wrestling fans are reminded that the above are just rumors and should not be taken at face value as facts.