WWE Rumor Roundup: Former women’s champion allegedly set to leave the company, Details on Liv Morgan’s live-event incident with veteran, Huge return
Welcome to another edition of the daily WWE Rumor Roundup, where we aim to bring the biggest rumors and stories from the world of sports entertainment. In today’s edition, we will take a look at some interesting backstage rumors revolving around top names like Bayley, Io Shirai, and Liv Morgan.
We will cover what potentially transpired between Morgan and Natalya at a recent live event, where the veteran no-sold the former’s finisher. There were rumors that there could be some heat between the two. However, that may not be entirely true. Let’s take an in-depth look at the biggest stories for the day:
3) Potential backstage details on Natalya not selling Liv Morgan’s finisher
— 𝙒𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙡𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙖 (@wrestlelamia) July 11, 2022
In a recent WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event show held in Sacramento on July 9th, Natalya seemingly went off-script during her match. Liv Morgan defended her SmackDown Women’s Championship against The Queen of Harts and Ronda Rousey during the show.
Morgan hit her finisher and pinned Natalya for the three count to end the bout. After the pinfall, the former women’s champion rose and left the ring without selling the finisher.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer stated that there was reportedly an issue as Natalya was unhappy over something. However, it wasn’t related to Morgan. He also noted that the situation was resolved immediately, and there is no problem between the duo as of now.
”I know there was a situation. I know that it was cleared up immediately that night, but it did happen. I guess she was mad, but it had nothing to do with Morgan, or any heat with her and Morgan, which, I would think if you watched the clip, that was the conclusion that you would come to, but it wasn’t that,” said Meltzer.
2) Possible update on Bayley’s WWE return
— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) July 6, 2022
Former women’s champion Bayley has been out of action for a year. She suffered a torn ACL and was expected to be sidelined for several months. It now appears that The Role Model has healed and is reportedly training at the Performance Center, raising speculation about her return.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has stated that she will indeed be returning soon. Bayley is not the only female star rumored to be returning to WWE as NXT’s Zoey Stark is also reportedly set to return:
”Bayley and Zoey Stark should both be returning from knee surgery relatively soon. Bayley has been back training for her return. Returning booking ideas have been talked with that regard Stark in NXT.”
1) Uncertainty over Io Shirai’s contract status with WWE
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) December 22, 2021
Former NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai may be leaving WWE soon. It was previously reported that her current contract comes to an end in August. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has said she is pretty much gone from the company.
“Io Shirai’s pretty much got her foot out of the door. Pretty much gone.” [H/T – WrestleTalk]
The report also suggests Shirai could be leaving to spend more time with her family. The star’s former tag team partner Kairi Sane had also left the company for similar reasons. However, the former NXT Champion responded to these rumors by saying “rumors” and posting a puke emoji on Twitter. It will be interesting to see whether the Japanese star stays with the promotion moving forward.