With the Money in the Bank event now over we turn our attention to Battleground and SummerSlam; and as expected a lot more updates are coming out of the WWE.
We have an update on The Rock’s status for WrestleMania 31, the latest on Sting and his cryptic tweets, the Roman Reigns push as well as the latest on CM Punk and his contract renewal. Let’s take a look at what the past week in the WWE has brought.
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Will The Rock be at WrestleMania 31?
Over the last few months there were plans to have The Rock compete at WrestleMania 31, especially since he was unable to compete at WrestleMania 30. But it looks as if The Great One will be missing the upcoming WrestleMania event as well.
It isn’t clear as of yet whether he will be available, mainly because his film Fast & Furious 7 was pushed back a week from April 3 to April 10 and this means he will be booked in different countries in the build-up to the film’s release to promote it.
Over the last few days wrestling legend Sting decided to break his Twitter silence where he posted an image of his full face with the face paint as well as a tweet reading ’07.14.14’ which dates to the upcoming episode of Monday Night Raw.
There have been a number of theories floating around the web, with the most likely scenario being he will be a part of the upcoming WWE 2K15 video game, as Sid Vicious also posted the same date on his official Twitter account.
The Roman Reigns push
Every WWE fan is aware that Roman Reigns is the star the company are pushing the most, with a potential WWE World Heavyweight Championship clash rumoured to be occurring at WrestleMania 31 against Brock Lesnar. However it is being said that this wouldn’t be the case if Daniel Bryan would still be around; whilst John Cena would have been the second top star in the company.
UFC star making WWE enquiries
Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion is rumoured to be interested in a future move to the WWE, going as far as enquiring about a possible job with the company. Evans is recovering from knee surgery and is one of many mixed martial artists that has displayed an interest in moving to professional wrestling, whereas Chael Sonnen is the man most WWE fans what to see on their screens.
WWE may not renew CM Punk contract
On July 21 CM Punk will be co-hosting a red carpet event at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. CM Punk hasn’t been seen a lot in the public eye other than the occasional Chicago Blackhawks or Cubs game, and the reason he isn’t at such events is because the WWE don’t allow their talent to do these types of events without permission, and by July 21 CM Punk’s contract will have officially expired.
We have already seen the WWE pulling Punk from the Wizard World Comic Con events even though he was the most sought after superstar, and now that Punk is open to these events it suggests the WWE won’t bother in renewing his deal. The fact that he was CM Punk before his WWE move it means he is open to use his name elsewhere when his contract expires on July 17. There hasn’t been any contact between the two sides and he even considers himself retired.
As we’ve seen with the Rey Mysterio situation, the WWE can renew an expiring deal if they feel a superstar or diva ‘owes’ them dates. Mysterio was injured for a large part of his deal so they chose to renew it, whilst Punk walked out so that option is still there if they choose to exercise it, but it doesn’t look too good for CM Punk fans.
Renee Young continues to impress
Renee Young was recently promoted to the commentary table for WWE Superstars and the general feeling backstage is that her stock will continue to rise. ESPN have been interesting in taking Renee Young but it seems she is happy with how her career is going right now, and it is likely that Renee Young will soon be doing commentary for SmackDown and eventually a big step up to Monday Night Raw.
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