Welcome to the latest edition of WWE News Roundup, where we dive into the latest buzz surrounding some of the biggest names in the wrestling world, including Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, The Rock, Cody Rhodes, and Rhea Ripley.
#5 Cody Rhodes Set for Money in the Bank Rematch on WWE RAW
In an exciting development, Cody Rhodes is set to take on Dominik Mysterio in a singles match on the September 18th episode of WWE RAW. While these two stars have faced each other in untelevised bouts recently, their only televised singles encounter took place at this year’s Money in the Bank event. Since then, significant changes have occurred, with Mysterio now holding the NXT North American Championship. This match could potentially lead to intriguing developments for the Fastlane event next month.
#4 Becky Lynch’s Immediate NXT Women’s Championship Defense
Following her victory over Tiffany Stratton to become the new NXT Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch wasted no time defending her title. At a WWE live event in Kennewick, Washington, Lynch squared off against Stratton once again and successfully defended her championship. This swift title defense underscores Lynch’s determination to prove her worth as a fighting champion.
#3 Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Jon Moxley Feature in the 2023 PWI 500 List
Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s highly anticipated PWI 500 rankings for 2023 have stirred up conversations among wrestling enthusiasts. In this year’s list, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins claimed the top spot, with his former Shield partners Roman Reigns and Jon Moxley (formerly known as Dean Ambrose) following closely at #2 and #3, respectively. AEW stars MJF and Orange Cassidy also made their presence felt in the top 10 rankings, setting the stage for potential future showdowns.
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#2 The Rock vs. Roman Reigns at WrestleMania?
The Rock’s sensational return to WWE on SmackDown has ignited speculation about a dream match against Roman Reigns. Wrestling veteran Dutch Mantell weighed in on the possibility, emphasizing the blockbuster nature of such a clash. While the debate about part-time wrestlers taking the spotlight from current talent rages on, the prospect of The Rock facing Reigns at WrestleMania remains a tantalizing topic that could reshape the wrestling landscape.
“The Rock being a part-timer, that doesn’t affect me. I don’t think it affects the regular fan anyway. They can b***h and moan and say anything they want to, but I don’t think it bothers most people anyway. Look at the publicity that match [Roman Reigns vs. The Rock] would get. You have the New York Times; you’d have all the networks picking it up and everything. That’s the biggest WrestleMania they could book right now.”
#1 Rhea Ripley’s Challenge to WWE Legend Randy Orton
Rhea Ripley, known for her fierce in-ring style, has made waves by engaging in confrontations with male stars as part of her storyline with The Judgment Day faction. While men seldom retaliate against her, Ripley has a name in mind for a potential opponent from the men’s division: Randy Orton. Ripley expressed her interest in facing Orton, highlighting her penchant for mixing it up with the men and asserting her dominance.
“There’s one more person that everyone keeps throwing at me, and that’s Randy Orton. They want Randy to come back so that I could get RKO’d because I keep sticking my business in the men’s business. ‘Rhea Ripley keeps hitting the men. They can’t hit her back.’ They can hit me back. They just choose not to. You know why? Because they know their place, they know their role, and they know Mami’s always on top.”
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