The pro wrestling rumor mill is in full swing, and fans’ speculation is reaching a fever pitch as the industry continues to evolve. In this daily column, we delve into the latest whispers and rumblings circulating in the world of wrestling.
1. WWE and NXT Talent Facing Potential Cuts: A WWE insider has revealed that “major cuts” are on the horizon for both WWE’s main roster and NXT talent. While these cuts have been in the works for some time, it remains unclear whether they will coincide with the recent corporate employee layoffs within WWE.
2. Jade Cargill’s Contract Uncertainty: AEW sources have hinted that Jade Cargill’s contract with the company may expire as soon as this week. Although contract negotiations have been ongoing, a new deal has not yet been reached. Speculation is rife that Cargill could make the jump to WWE’s NXT brand as a free agent.
3. Rumblings of Jade Cargill’s WWE Move: Rumors of Jade Cargill’s potential move to WWE have gained traction backstage, with discussions intensifying after this week’s Raw. Some top stars have reportedly heard about the possibility of her signing with WWE.
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4. Conflicting Reports on Jade Cargill’s Future: While some sources suggest that Cargill’s departure from AEW is imminent, Wrestling Inc. founder Raj Giri has pushed back on these rumors, stating that he has heard she re-signed with AEW.
5. WWE’s New Title Schemes After UFC Merger: In light of WWE’s merger with UFC, discussions within the company are said to be revolving around “new title schemes.” This includes potential changes to names, weight classes, and the introduction of trios titles, among other possibilities.
6. Elias’s Contract Status: Reports indicate that Elias is currently without a professional contract, though he remains affiliated with WWE. The specifics of his contractual situation are yet to be clarified.
7. Tony Khan’s Attention to Detail: Tony Khan’s commitment to accuracy came to the forefront as it’s rumored he was “obsessed” with providing an accurate count of paid tickets for AEW: All In London. Khan’s dedication to precision reflects his unwavering commitment to AEW’s success.
8. Drew McIntyre’s Future with WWE: Expectations are high that Drew McIntyre will be re-signing with WWE in the near future, suggesting that the Scottish Warrior will continue to be a prominent figure in the company’s landscape.
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9. Heath Slater’s Impending Free Agency: Impact Wrestling fans should take note that Heath Slater’s contract with the promotion is set to expire soon. If a new deal is not reached before October, Slater will become a free agent, opening up new possibilities for his wrestling journey.
As the wrestling world continues to churn with these intriguing rumors and speculations, fans eagerly await official announcements and developments that will shape the future of the industry.