Welcome to the most recent instalment of our weekly rumour roundup, in which we will examine the most popular rumours from the WWE universe.
Due to a contract breach, a prominent female actress was quickly let go when her NSFW images and videos were posted online. An ex-champion can be in danger of losing their job with the organisation. According to reports, Roman Reigns will fall short in his forthcoming big fight against a great performer. We also have new information regarding Brock Lesnar’s WWE comeback.
#5 Female star unwilling to renew her contract because of being paid less
Sasha Banks’ contentious RAW walkout occurred more than seven months ago, and the former multiple-time women’s champion hasn’t joined WWE since. Recently, rumours concerning the status of her negotiations with the corporation and the failure of the parties to reach an agreement started to circulate once more.
According to a recent report by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Banks requested a salary scale similar to those of Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair but was not given that kind of money.
She was reported to be looking for pay along the lines of Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair, and sources inside the company claim she wasn’t given anything close to that. They claimed that she is not regarded internally as a leader for the ensuing five years.
According to current rumours, Sasha Banks will take the stage in NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 in January 2023. However, fans are optimistic that she may make another appearance in the future after recent rumours of a collaboration between WWE and NJPW.
#4 Matt Riddle could get fired if he fails another drug test
Matt Riddle, a former US champion, will reportedly be absent from WWE television after he failed yet another drug test. Prior to his scheduled SummerSlam battle against Seth Rollins, Riddle allegedly failed a drug test, according to Cassidy Haynes of Bodyslam.net.
Another such failed test could result in a “rehab or fired” circumstance for the Original Bro, the report continues. “The report adds that WWE told the former RK-Bro member at the time that if he were to fail another test, the result would be like what the company gave Jeff Hardy, which is a “rehab or fired” circumstance.
#3 Update on Brock Lesnar’s WWE return
Brock Lesnar, a former multiple-time world champion, was last spotted at the WWE Crown Jewel 2022 event in Saudi Arabia last month. In a match that came to a sudden end, he defeated Bobby Lashley. After the contest, Lashley attacked Lesnar viciously.
The Beast Incarnate will return in January, around the time of the Royal Rumble season, to put an end to his rivalry with Lashley, according to the most recent Xero News story. From the looks of it, the two heavyweights may face off in the Royal Rumble. Additionally, reports have suggested that this match may occur within the lethal Hell in a Cell.
#2 Former WWE Champion to return and defeat Roman Reigns in upcoming match
John Cena, a 16-time world champion, shocked the WWE Universe by practically appearing on Friday Night SmackDown last week. On the SmackDown programme airing on December 30, he identified himself as Kevin Owens’ unidentified partner in the match against Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn.
According to Xero News, Cena and Zayn will triumph against Reigns and Zayn in the fight. Zayn will also be the one who loses the pin. The storyline to expel Sami from The Bloodline is anticipated to begin if Roman Reigns loses a match on SmackDown.
“On December 30, Zayn will be the one to lose the pin. This is anticipated to be the beginning of Sami’s expulsion.”
Sami Zayn has excelled in every way in this storyline with The Bloodline as the “Honorary Uso”. We are surely headed towards an eventual Sami Zayn face turn and a match against Roman Reigns, rumored to take place next year on the Road to WrestleMania 39.
#1 Top female star released due to breach of contract after NSFW content leak
Due to her leaked NSFW images and videos that she uploaded on her FanTime website behind a paywall, Mandy Rose has been making news over the past week. Days later, she abruptly left the business after losing the NXT Women’s Championship to Roxanne Perez.
Shawn Michael was alerted to her violation by NXT head coach Matt Bloom, according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Being a publicly traded firm, WWE has specific contract provisions that were allegedly broken by Mandy Rose as a result of the material she posted. Backstage, according to Meltzer, there was a perception that Rose was making more money from this NSFW video than she did from her WWE contract.
‘According to sources familiar with the matter, Matt Bloom alerted Shawn Michaels to recent racy content on Rose’s FanTime subscription service. Although it hasn’t been proven, some people think Rose was earning more money by sharing pictures and creating personalised movies for members that featured nudity,” Meltzer added.
Different pro wrestlers have different perspectives on this entire Mandy Rose leak and release controversy. While some people think WWE was right to release her, others accuse the organisation of having unfair standards and provide examples from the past.
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