- Roman Reigns is scheduled to return to WWE tomorrow night at the company’s live event in Wildwood, New Jersey. Reigns is back on the payroll as his suspension ended yesterday, so as he once again collects his downside guarantee (remember Wellness suspensions are unpaid). Reigns will challenge for the WWE Championship in a triple threat match involving Seth Rollins and of course Dean Ambrose at Sunday’s WWE Battleground pay-per-view.
- The latest speculation regarding Brock Lesnar is that WWE will not suspend him. Wrestling News World reader Rick sent us a report [attributed to Wrestling Observer Newsletter] that stated WWE will “definitely” not suspend Lesnar and he will face Randy Orton at SummerSlam as scheduled. It’s a complex situation and if it is determined that Lesnar tested positive for clomiphene, he will have tested positive for a substance clearly banned by WWE. Section 4J of the WWE Wellness Policy lists the drug under anti-estrogens and explains, “the non-medical use of drugs belonging to this class… are prohibited.” However, as I mentioned in Ask WNW, it WAS NOT WWE’s test. That will be a stumbling block but I don’t think it should be assumed Lesnar will definitely not be suspended. WWE backed away from Lesnar considerably, even somewhat downplaying him being drafted to Raw in light of the controversy.
- Rhyno and Curt Hawkins are two former WWE talents rumored to be returning to the main roster to help bolster depth, according to a report attributed to PWInsider. If that rumor report is to believed, the current plan would be to place them on the Smackdown brand. Rhyno has routinely worked in NXT, while Hawkins left WWE in 2014. We’re still waiting for Hawkins vs. Mark Henry. Remember why?
- It’s true, it’s true! Beginning on August 5, 2016 you can buy boxes of Booty O’s cereal. If you’re wondering why The New Day wasn’t split up in the 2016 WWE Draft, there are products to market and sale. FYE.com has them available online as you can check them out at this < ahref=http://www.fye.com/s/product/4632640/>link.
- WWE fans that reside in Denver, CO are in for a treat as the Pepsi Center will host Raw on October 17, 2016 and Smackdown on October 18, 2016. Combo tickets are on sale at this link.
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