WWE Payback is only a few days away and as expected a lot of news still continues to be released surrounding the WWE.
A number of stories have been emerging from the WWE as expected where chairman Vince McMahon has lost a lot of money, the WWE Magazine giving away potential spoilers and the future of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
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Vince loses $750 Million - Ever since that eventful stock drop day a number of figures and stories have been floating around online suggesting the amount of money Vince McMahon has lost. The first figure was reported to be around $842 million since before WrestleMania but most recently Forbes have been reporting that Vince has lost $750 million in the past two months.
He is still valued at around $700 million but he isn't happy with the massive reporting surrounding the stock drop and the reports suggesting how much money he has lost and the emphasis on him not being a billionaire any more.
WWE set to lose more money - If that wasn't enough, the WWE are set to lose around $50 million. The company projected that they would gain one million subscribers by WrestleMania; but that rate has died down and numbers are simply trickling in as the majority of fans didn't order the network for WrestleMania; and they definitely won't order it for an event like Payback.
Has the WWE Magazine given away potential spoilers? - The latest issue of the WWE magazine looks like it had given away potential spoilers surrounding The Shield and Chris Jericho. Of course, the magazine contributors have no idea what creative is planning so these rumours should be taken with a grain of salt. First off in a Q&A session with Dean Ambrose, he was asked if there was a superstar that could make him laugh; his response was "My former partners, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. I was probably the class clown of the group, so I'd usually start joking and ribbing. But those two are hilarious. Daniel Bryan is funny too, but he's more funny looking."
The magazine features a photo of Rollins and Reigns without Ambrose, but it shouldn't be looked into a lot as The Shield were originally scheduled to break-up but the plans were scrapped and the editors went ahead and published it anyway as they weren't told to change it. The original plans also had Roman Reigns being the one breaking off from the group.
Another potential spoiler given away by the magazine relates to a Chris Jericho return at Money in the Bank. Again, the magazine often posts misdirections or is wrong because of the time it takes to actually change content, but they have also released legitimate news so this one is up in the air right now.
The magazine profiled participants who are experienced in the Money in the Bank event such as Kofi Kingston, Christian and Cody Rhodes. But they have also profiled Chris Jericho and he is listed as a current WWE superstar which also reads; "Already with a Hall of Fame-worthy career, Jericho could still use a win at this event to make us forget about some lacklustre recent returns to the ring. A contract cash-in would be just the thing he needs to net him a seventh World title also."
Daniel Bryan won't surrender the titles - It looks as if Daniel Bryan won't be surrendering the WWE World Heavyweight Championship this Sunday at Payback after the line-up for a house show in Madison Square Garden was released, due to take place on July 12 which is after the Money in the Bank pay-per-view as well as a house show in Pittsburgh for Friday Night SmackDown on June 24, before the Money in the Bank event.
The MSG show is listing Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H in a street fight for the WWE World Championship whilst the Pittsburgh show is promoting a Daniel Bryan and The Shield vs. Randy Orton and The Wyatt Family match, which will be the main event of that show and potentially the dark match. This shows - although the cards are always subject to change - Daniel Bryan should be competing within the month, if his injury and surgery ruled him out of Money in the Bank then the company would have stripped him off the gold.
What did the The Shield vs. Evolution contract say? - This past week on Monday Night Raw the final segment involved a contract signing between The Shield and Evolution, before they take part in a no holds barred six man tag team elimination match this Sunday at Payback. Pictures have leaked online which show what the front page of contract actually said.
It read, "World Wrestling Entertainment is a creative genius. The whole creation of the universe was fashioned by his ever-toiling hands. All living mortals should praise his name and image."
It just shows what typical contracts signings we see on screen usually say; you can click here for the actual image of the contract.
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