WWE Rumor Roundup: Top ‘free agent’ willing to return because of Triple H, Released superstar set to make a comeback after Vince McMahon’s exit? Potential spoiler for SummerSlam
Welcome to another edition of the daily WWE Rumor Roundup, where we aim to provide the biggest rumors and updates from the world of sports entertainment. In today’s edition, we will look at some interesting topics revolving around big names like Triple H, Sasha Banks and Vince McMahon.
As reported, Vince McMahon has retired as the CEO and creative head of the company. While Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan are the new co-CEOs, Triple H is now leading the creative department. There is a lot of buzz about all the changes that can happen with the new regime, and the former champion’s return could be one:
#3. Sasha Banks and Naomi could return after Vince McMahon’s exit
Believe this time
That I’m taking it personal ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/4LuSgUMSRy
— Mercedes Varnado (@SashaBanksWWE) April 11, 2022
Former women’s tag team champions Sasha Banks and Naomi have reportedly been released by WWE. The two women walked out during an edition of RAW because they were not happy with the creative direction planned for them. They were subsequently suspended without pay and later released as per reports.
Wade Keller of the Pro Wrestling Torch believes that the two women could return now that Stephanie McMahon is in charge in the aftermath of her father’s retirement. He said that Stephanie has a good reputation within the women’s roster, and they can expect more TV time and better presentation in the time to come.
#2. ‘Top free agent’ willing to return to WWE
Proud and honored to work with the best talent in the world. https://t.co/polNi8n87C
— Triple H (@TripleH) July 22, 2022
According to a Fightful Select report, former NXT Superstars and free agents have said that Triple H becoming the head of creative “changes things.” Additionally, a top free agent might be willing to return to the company now that Triple H is in charge.
Fightful Select says they talked to former NXT talent and free agents who said Triple H being in his new position of power changes things. A former talent would have likely signed to stay, and a “top free agent” apparently said this “greatly increases the possibility” that they will go back to WWE. [H/t:Cageside Seats]
Multiple superstars have been released by the company due to budget cuts. Some major NXT names like Dakota Kai and Dexter Lumis were also released by the promotion this year.
#1. Potential spoiler regarding SummerSlam
— King D. Shak (@ElReyShak67) July 23, 2022
Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns will face each other in a Last Man Standing match at SummerSlam for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. As per the Betting Odds, Reigns is the clear favorite to retain at -250 whereas Lesnar is the underdog at +165.
Another factor that will likely play into the scenario is the way Lesnar reportedly almost quit WWE after Vince McMahon retired. The Beast Incarnate initially wasn’t willing to show up on SmackDown as advertised. However, he eventually made his scheduled appearance. If Lesnar is no longer interested in being with the company, then the chances of Reigns retaining the title would certainly increase.