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Richard's Exclusive Update: Del Rio's WWE Contract, Vince Loves Styles, Concern About Rollins, Reaction To Lesnar Fighting

Alberto Del Rio

- Did you notice WWE only put Alberto Del Rio over three times in the month of June and only one of those was a singles match? Triple H has been adamant they not push Del Rio because his contract is up in October 2016 and he doesn't want to feature him prominently if he's going to leave. Hunter is believed to be the one squashing plans to heat back up on him because there are others that believe with the downside they're paying Del Rio, he should be a main event talent. Especially with the brand extension coming. It will be interesting to see if they do in fact re-heat on him or if Hunter gets his way and he works in a lesser role until a potential contract extension is agreed upon.

- WWEposted a video on their YouTube channel about AJ Styles and The Club returning to Ryougoku Hall but with WWE. Styles revamped his career after TNA Wrestling in Japan and picked up a lot from that experience. Vince McMahon is exceptionally high up on Styles and was overheard a couple weeks ago saying he wishes that he would have signed him a decade ago.

- WWE issued this statement on Jerry Lawler's suspension being lifted after domestic violence charges against him were dismissed: "Jerry Lawler’s legal matter has been resolved and his suspension has been lifted, effective immediately."

- We've had some readers ask about the reaction within WWE about Brock Lesnar returning to UFC to fight later this month. Everything I have heard has been positive, especially from the locker room veterans. Most WWE talent are UFC fans and the majority think it's good for business.

- There is some concern that WWE is asking too much of Seth Rollins since his return last month. He had 15 matches in the month of June and is currently on the shows in Japan. Vince McMahon is very high up on him and thinks he could be one of the biggest heels of all-time.

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