WWE Rumor Roundup: WrestleMania To Be Pre-Recorded, CM Punk Return, Andrade In The Dog House?

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1. Brock Lesnar Affected By Travel Restrictions?

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Brock Lesnar defends his WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre in just over two weeks’ time at WrestleMania, but the border between Canada and The United States shuts tonight at midnight to help contain the COVID-19 outbreak and will cause many WWE stars issues when it comes to traveling to WrestleMania.

The Singh Brothers tweeted about the fact that it could cause them some problems, but Brock Lesnar also lives in Canada and if he doesn’t travel to the US ahead of his appearance on Raw on Monday night and remain in the country until WrestleMania, then it’s unknown if he will still be able to be part of WrestleMania.

2. CM Punk Was Not Approached Regarding WrestleMania Return?

CM Punk returned to WWE Backstage last year but made it clear that he worked for FOX and not WWE. This began what seemed to be some buildup to a match between Seth Rollins and CM Punk at WrestleMania, but even though Rollins pushed for the match PWInsider is currently reporting that there was no communication between WWE and CM Punk regarding a match at their biggest show of the year.

This means that the plan was for Rollins to face Kevin Owens all along, or Rollins decided to go into business for himself and tried to make Punk return, but this also failed.

3. Is Andrade Still Being Punished For His Wellness Policy Violation?

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Andrade was suspended for his first Wellness Policy Violation back in January and has since been able to return and continue reigning as United States Champion. Recently he has stepped into a feud with Rey Mysterio and has lost a number of matches in recent weeks. While many sources are stating that this could be punishment for Andrade and his wellness policy violation the belief is that this is all part of the storyline and that Andrade has already sat out his punishment.

4. CM Punk Has No Interest In Returning To Wrestling

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CM Punk recently talked about which opponents he would face if he came out of retirement, with the likes of John Cena, Will Ospreay and Daniel Bryan making up the list, but according to Tom Colohue of Sportskeeda, despite this being noted, there isn’t any interest for Punk in returning to the ring any time in the near future.

“For years now, anytime we’ve seen a report come out, CM Punk’s doing this, CM Punk’s doing that, I’ve asked the question and I’ve always got the same response. CM Punk has no interest in wrestling. He doesn’t want to go back to wrestling. He doesn’t want to wrestle for any particular company, he just does not want to wrestle. He wants to talk, which he’s doing right now. He seems to have moved in from MMA, but he may be returning to that at some point. I do feel he is really enjoying stoking this fire.”

5. WWE Could Have More Than 16 Matches At WrestleMania

There are currently just eight matches on WrestleMania’s official card, but now that the show is taking place over two nights, the company has more than enough air time to add more matches. The United States Championship match between Rey Mysterio and Andrade is expected to be announced next week on Raw, while the Intercontinental Championship match could see Sami Zayn defend against Daniel Bryan.

When Alexa Bliss challenges Asuka next week on SmackDown, the Women’s Tag Team Championship match could also be made official, Edge vs Randy Orton in a Last Man Standing match is still yet to be officially added to the card, which means that by the end of next week the WrestleMania card could have around 12 matches.

6. WrestleMania 36 Could Be Pre-Recorded

AEW officially announced that they had decided to postpone Blood and Guts, and given the circumstances, WWE has put a few contingency plans in place. According to POST Wrestling, WWE is no longer pushing WrestleMania as a “live” event because they could be forced to pre-record the show if the situation in the United States gets any worse.

At present, WrestleMania is now the show that is “Too big for one night” which means that WWE can continue to push the show without advertising the fact that it may not be live.

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