Kairi Sane Set To Retire From Wrestling
Kairi Sane hasn’t been seen on WWE TV since suffering a head injury in her match against Nia Jax on Raw a few weeks ago. The former NXT Women’s Champion has reportedly been cleared to return following the injury, but a report by Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer has revealed that the plan for Sane is to return to Japan with her husband.
The original plan to write Sane off WWE TV was for her to suffer a career-ending injury and then for Asuka to face that star for the Raw Women’s Championship. This idea has obviously been nixed and it’s unclear how Sane will now be written off TV. It is worth noting that Sane is scheduled to be part of the upcoming set of Raw tapings.
Braun Strowman vs Bray Wyatt Set to Run Through to SummerSlam
Bray Wyatt will take on Braun Strowman in a Swamp Fight for the Universal Championship in a few weeks’ time at Extreme Rules: Horror Show. WWE has been able to bring back the old Wyatt Family Bray in order to hype the match against his former family member.
According to a report by CageSideSeats, the feud between the two former Allies is expected to run through until the Biggest Party of the Summer in August.
WWE Has a Backup Plan For SummerSlam Main Event
The reported plan for SummerSlam was to have Edge take on Randy Orton, but since the former 11-time World Champion has been sidelined through injury, Orton could be the company’s back-up plan.
According to Sportskeeda’s Tom Colohue, WWE may have an issue getting Lesnar back into the country from Canada, which means that Drew McIntyre vs Randy Orton could be the match that takes place.
“Orton vs. Edge was supposed to be the SummerSlam match with Brock Lesnar lined up for Drew McIntyre. Now that Edge is out of the picture, they have given Orton something to do while they work out what to do next. If they can’t get Brock Lesnar into the country, or if they just need someone for McIntyre, we may end up with McIntyre vs. Orton, but we need to kill a little bit of time on the way.”
WWE Hall Of Famer Now A Free Agent?
According to a report by Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer, WWE Hall of Famer Bubba Ray Dudley has been released from his contract with Ring of Honor.
The former Tag Team Champion was known as Bully Ray during his time in Ring of Honor but will be best known as one half of The Dudley Boys who defined Tag Team Wrestling in WWE.
CM Punk Reportedly Wanted an Astronomical Amount of Money to Work With AEW
CM Punk was last seen in a WWE ring back in 2014, but over the past six years, he has still remained one of the most popular stars in the business. Many fans believed that Punk would end up in All Elite Wrestling last year, but instead Punk debuted as one of the faces on WWE Backstage.
Konnan recently revealed on the Keepin it 100 Podcast that the reason why Punk didn’t sign with AEW was that he was asking for a large amount of money from the promotion.
“I do remember when you know, I was negotiating with AEW — they were telling me about him. They were telling me that he was asking for like an astronomical amount of money. That they really wanted to work with him.”
Health Update On Renee Young Following COVID-19
Renee Young was the first WWE star to reveal that she had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus a little over a week ago. The former host of WWE Backstage recently announced that she was releasing her own cookbook and according to a report by Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer, Young is recovering well from the virus.
As of a few days ago, Young “still felt funny and her chest felt heavy but overall felt a lot better.”
As ever, wrestling fans are reminded that the above are just rumors and should not be taken at face value as facts.