Markowitz Morning Rumor Roundup
Markowitz Morning Rumor Roundup gathers the latest rumors in the world of professional wrestling. These rumors cannot be verified by Wrestling Republic and can contain spoilers. If you are curious to know what’s happening in professional wrestling, follow the links below to find out more. Also, don’t miss our daily news roundup! It’s filled with the latest and greatest rumors in the world of pro wrestling!
After working with WWE since 2015, EVOLVE has run into some major financial troubles. Not only has the COVID-19 pandemic hit them hard, but a recent appearance at WrestleMania 36 Week in Tampa was described as a disaster. With that, WWE has now signed four EVOLVE stars to their roster. However, the future of EVOLVE remains unclear.
As of August, the 2022 WWE Draft was reportedly set for September, not August. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter and Ringside News have reported this. The two sources have also revealed that the date was set after SummerSlam. In addition, the rumor roundup for WWE’s upcoming show claims that a six-man tag title unification match was always planned for Backlash. Despite the lack of information, the company still advertised the name Brock Lesnar and his title match at the event.
In the EVOLVE rumors roundup for WWE, Dave Meltzer, editor of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, suggests that Goldberg will face Brock in his return match. This would not be a good outcome for Brock, as a loss for The Myth would be disastrous for WWE. Nevertheless, Goldberg’s loss won’t be detrimental to his character. Hopefully, WWE won’t make the same mistake in the near future.
As fans of professional wrestling, you’ve probably been keeping an eye on the latest rumors about AEW. Whether they are true or not, AEW has been making headlines for good and bad reasons lately. AEW’s infighting and rumors have shocked the wrestling world, and one in particular has affected a star’s career. Chris Jericho suffered a legitimate injury in a Blood and Guts match, and now another top star is set to be sidelined for months.
The biggest free agent in professional wrestling is Brock Lesnar. Since WrestleMania 36, rumors have been swirling around the WWE universe about a potential AEW deal. However, AEW has yet to make an official announcement, and rumors of Lesnar signing with the company are likely to remain unfounded until the event takes place. This week, Dave Meltzer set the record straight on Wrestling Observer Radio, saying that he had heard nothing about Lesnar signing with AEW.
AEW has been trying to sign talented NXT performers to their roster. However, the company is struggling to get a lucrative TV rights deal. However, it is working within its budget. This has caused some problems in the signing process, and many have speculated that EC3 will eventually leave WWE and sign with AEW instead. But the WWE has denied the idea, and this has left fans wondering about their future with AEW.
A quick NJPW rumor roundup: The AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door PPV will take place in Chicago on June 15. The WWE is planning a Tiger Turan rollout and a statement from Kota Ibushi is coming on Saturday. The WWE has filed a trademark on “Tiger Turan.”
A AEW x NJPW card has been announced, including AEW vs. New Japan matches. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it is not “locked in” yet. However, it is possible for AEW and NJPW to announce their first ever cross-promotion match. If so, expect a surprise announcement. However, there are no other details on the AEW x NJPW card, so no official confirmation is expected.
Another NJPW rumor: New Japan is wooing former WWE superstar Kushida. The former NXT Cruiserweight Champion will return to NJPW. However, his WWE career was relatively lackluster after joining the company in April 2019. The latter was not his first championship. Kushida, however, won the NXT Cruiserweight Championship in 2021. In his NJPW return, he will face top talent, including the likes of Samoa Johnson and Roman Reigns.
Paul Heyman’s departure
WWE CEO Vince McMahon is under fire for his recent comments about the WWE. Heyman, who has been on the job since 2012, was seen speaking in an interview with MMA Hour host Ariel Helwani. It’s not known if Heyman was speaking about his departure or if he was just discussing the rumors. Regardless of what he said, it’s clear that Heyman was not happy at WWE headquarters.
As a former Executive Director of RAW, Heyman’s departure will come as a surprise to fans. The departure of Heyman is not only bad for the company, but for the superstars as well. The departure of Heyman will affect the careers of rising RAW superstars, such as Drew McIntyre and The Street Profits. The news could lead to a series of rumor-filled matches between these superstars.
The most recent rumors about Paul Heyman’s departure from WWE are centered around the upcoming WWE draft. While Heyman is rumored to be bringing in new talent, this is unlikely to affect his salary. Heyman has said that he was “looking for an experienced general manager” who can be trusted. Despite the rumors surrounding Heyman, WWE still has plenty of open questions about its future.
Brock Lesnar’s return to WWE
We’ve been hearing a lot about the possibility of Brock Lesnar’s return to the WWE, and it’s interesting that this talk is getting a lot more heated than ever. While Vince McMahon has stated that he doesn’t have a place for Brock anymore, he certainly doesn’t want to lose him just yet. That being said, he has given some other female superstars in the company reasons to end their contracts, including Toni Storm.
Obviously, Vince McMahon wouldn’t want Brock to lose in his return match to Bobby Lashley. That would be a disastrous decision for the WWE. That said, Lashley’s return is not out of the question either. While he’s expressed a desire to face Lesnar, he’s unlikely to get the opportunity in his next appearances.
Some sources say that WWE is holding off on bringing Brock Lesnar back because they want to keep him focused on Roman Reigns. He’s been on the list of big names for SummerSlam 2021, but it’s unclear how much time he’ll have to wait for the next two years. In the meantime, he’ll likely have a feud with Roman Reigns in NXT. As of right now, the WWE hasn’t officially announced the date, but it has advertised his upcoming appearances at Backlash.
Becky Lynch’s heel turn
There are some rumors swirling around WWE about Becky Lynch’s upcoming heel turn. One is that Vince McMahon has called for Becky Lynch to turn heel. That’s pretty odd, especially considering how much she loved being a babyface. If that’s true, Lynch’s heel turn would be a welcome change for fans of the company. But there’s also another possibility. Belair may replace Lynch as the company’s top babyface.
Although it would be easy to criticize Becky Lynch for her heel turn, her return is actually a great opportunity for her. She’s a new mom and had a year off from the ring. That’s a huge change for any wrestler, let alone one who was just starting out. She’s also able to show her smarts in the ring, and fans have responded positively. She’s been trying to be a heel before, but so far, it hasn’t worked out too well.
As far as the rumors of her heel turn are concerned, the truth is that she asked for the heel role after Roman Reigns’ successful turn as a heel. This led to speculation that Becky was inspired by Roman Reigns. If this is true, Becky is set to take the top spot in the women’s division under the blue brand. She made her surprise return at WWE SummerSlam, defeating Bianca Belair in 26 seconds. She has remained a heel since SummerSlam.