WWE Rumor Roundup: Vince McMahon Wants Brock Lesnar Back, Drake Maverick’s Future, Identity Of Mystery Hacker

1. Drake Maverick Isn’t Set To Be Rehired

There has been a lot of talk regarding Sarah Logan over the past few days and the rumors that the former Riott Squad member could return to Raw in the coming weeks. While Logan has a 90 day no-compete clause, reports suggest that WWE would continue to use her as part of on-going storylines, something that seems to be happening with Drake Maverick as well.

While The Wrestling Observer hinted that Maverick could be the one to win the Cruiserweight Championship to force the company to then rehire him, PWInsider reports that at present there are no plans to rescind any of WWE’s recent releases.

2. WrestleMania 37 Not Set To Change Format

WrestleMania 37 has been a major talking point in recent weeks since there are a number of changes that could be made to the show in the coming months. That being said, the most recent reports suggest that even though Triple H has stated that a two-night event would be beneficial for the company moving forward, according to The Wrestling Observer, there are no plans for this to happen at WrestleMania 37 next year.

WWE’s WrestleMania week is already stacked with The Hall of Fame now moved to Thursday followed by SmackDown then NXT: Takeover, then WrestleMania and then Monday Night Raw, which means that WWE would have to move or cancel another show in order to accommodate a two night event.

3. Braun Strowman Set To Lose Universal Championship To Bray Wyatt

Braun Strowman was drafted in at the last minute for his Universal Championship match with Goldberg at WrestleMania, but he was still able to win the Championship. This win was obviously planned for Roman Reigns, which has now left WWE in quite the predicament when it comes to booking Strowman as a Champion and finding challengers.

At present, Strowman is in a feud with former Wyatt Family member Bray Wyatt, a feud that Sportskeeda’s Tom Colohue believes could be his first and last as Champion.

“They’ve shown faith in Braun Strowman, but there’s a lack of depth at the top of SmackDown. And that’s why they’ve been bringing in John Cena and Goldberg. Now without Roman Reigns, there aren’t many people left that Strowman can face, especially on the heel side. You’ve technically got Daniel Bryan, but he’s a face and he’s involved in something else. So there aren’t that many opportunities. This, to me, looks like they’re trying to revert back to what their plan was in January – to put the title on Bray Wyatt, again, and wait for Roman Reigns to be ready.”

4. Vince McMahon Wants Brock Lesnar Back

The current COVID-19 pandemic has hit WWE quite hard in recent weeks and the Raw ratings have seen a huge drop, but instead of linking this to the current crisis that’s happening globally, it appears that Vince McMahon has laid blame elsewhere.

According to a report by Cagesideseats, The WWE Chairman believes that the reason for the decline is because new talent is being used that is yet to get over and because former WWE Champion Brock Lesnar hasn’t been featured on the show since his loss at WrestleMania.

“Vince McMahon believes that Raw’s ratings drop is not because of empty buildings and the coronavirus. Instead, it’s because new talent is being featured who still have to get over and because Brock Lesnar is no longer WWE Champion.”

5. Mystery Hacker Could Be Revealed As Two WWE Stars

In recent weeks there has been a mystery hacker sharing secrets on SmackDown. Ahead of WrestleMania, the hacker revealed the truth behind the Mandy Rose/Otis failed first-date which has since led to Rose and Sonya Deville going their separate ways and, on Social Media, the mystery figure has gone on to tease more revelations.

According to a report by The Wrestling Observer, WWE could be set to reveal the hacker as both Chad Gable and Mustafa Ali, which could allow Gable to be repackaged following his run as Shorty G.

6. Original Plan For Angel Garza On Raw

Angel Garza was originally promoted to Monday Night Raw alongside Zelina Vega when it was revealed that Andrade would be kept off screens for 30 days after he failed his first Wellness Policy Test. According to Tom Colohue of Sportskeeda, the original plan was for Garza to then head back to NXT when Andrade was able to return, but the company changed their mind when they realized that he was better suited to Raw.

“The idea was then that he would go back to NXT. But he didn’t. He did extremely well — he really got over, and Zelina Vega pushed for him to stay and Andrade pushed for him to stay. And then, Andrade was unavailable, again. So Austin Theory started getting involved. And now there are so many people who aren’t involved, this faction has become the most important thing possible.”

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