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Bleacher Yarn catches you up on basically the most up-to-date news from the WWE Universe.
Reigns Reportedly Closing Heel for Foreseeable Future
Regardless of the return of Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam, there are reportedly no plans for WWE to flip In vogue champion Roman Reigns face.
In conserving with PWInsider (h/t Jack Waynick of Ringside News), Reigns will remain in his heel plot on SmackDown as The Tribal Chief.
After Reigns beat John Cena in basically the predominant tournament of SummerSlam to keep the In vogue title, Lesnar made his prolonged-awaited return to WWE, exhibiting for the first time since WrestleMania 36 in April 2020. Lesnar confronted Reigns and Paul Heyman, who’s for the time being Reigns’ special counsel and beforehand Reigns’ recommend.
Lesnar has been a heel for the elephantine majority of his profession and has had Heyman by his side as effectively. If the arrangement is for him to feud with Reigns’, then again, Lesnar is always the de facto face, and he’ll must head up against Heyman as a substitute.
Nonetheless, Heyman provides a constructed-in safety blanket for Lesnar, since he’ll mute be intently smitten by his storyline and could possibly well perform numerous speaking as effectively.
Being a babyface is rarely exclusively international to Lesnar, nonetheless he hasn’t executed vital of it all the plot thru his profession, particularly since returning in 2012.
Reigns is firing on all cylinders and doing the suitable work of his profession, even though, meaning it would possible be a terrible option on WWE’s fragment to flip him heel after most efficient twelve months as a face.
WWE is good off letting each Reigns and Lesnar perform what they invent out ideal, and it promises to result in a elephantine feud and match all thru.
Rumors on Lesnar, Lynch Returns at SummerSlam
WWE made a mountainous splash at SummerSlam with the returns of Brock Lesnar and Becky Lynch on the heels of CM Punk debuting for AEW on Rampage one day earlier.
In conserving with Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer E-newsletter (h/t WrestlingInc.com’s Marc Middleton), Lesnar’s return, in sigh, turned into once effect collectively “on the closing minute” for a option of reasons, including the must fight Punk’s AEW debut.
Meltzer also reported that every Lesnar and Lynch were positioned to be on SmackDown as a technique of appeasing Fox executives who’re unhappy WWE didn’t comprise a bigger play for Punk.
Fox getting two mountainous stars in Lesnar and Lynch reportedly is rarely sitting effectively with USA Network, which airs Raw.
Per Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Pro Wrestling Podcast (h/t H Jenkins of Ringside News), USA Network and NBC executives have “a exiguous bit bit of an scenario) with WWE stacking the SmackDown roster.
Even before Lesnar and Lynch returned, SmackDown turned into once notion of as WWE’s “A” indicate attributable to the presence of stars corresponding to Reigns, Bianca Belair, Sasha Banks, Edge and Seth Rollins, among others.
While the Lesnar return turned into once universally accepted among followers, Lynch’s return got more of a mixed response since she replaced Banks as Belair’s opponent and beat her in seconds for the SmackDown Women’s title after hitting The EST with an inexpensive shot.
That turned into once reportedly the open of a heel flip, and Meltzer (h/t Felix Upton of Ringside News) worthy that Lynch turned into once inspired by Reigns’ success as a heel to be a heel in her have appropriate.
It turned into once a heel flip that helped decide Lynch to the subsequent stage and aided within the enchancment of her “The Man” character, even though she modified into so popular that it necessitated a face flip.
Something identical could possibly well happen this time around, and if it does, Lynch has a gamble to be a bigger vital person than ever.
Nakamura Reportedly Indicators Recent WWE Contract
Intercontinental champion and king of WWE Shinsuke Nakamura has reportedly signed a contract extension with WWE.
Zarian (h/t H Jenkins) reported the meander, even though the phrases of the deal weren’t printed.
Nakamura, 41, signed with WWE in 2016 after a highly winning profession in Japan. As fragment of Recent Japan Pro-Wrestling, The King of Trusty Trend turned into once a three-time IWGP Heavyweight champion and five-time IWGP Intercontinental champion.
Upon arriving in WWE, Nakamura hasty modified into a top vital person in NXT, keeping the NXT Championship twice.
Nakamura then obtained the Royal Rumble early in his tenure on basically the predominant roster, even though he fell short in his relate to beat AJ Kinds for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 34.
Nonetheless, Nakamura has enjoyed a elephantine deal of success on basically the predominant roster, including being a two-time IC champ, two-time United States champion and one-time SmackDown Imprint Team champion with Cesaro.
On the 2d, Nakamura is paired with Rick Boogs, who has performed a plot in Nakamura beating Baron Corbin for his crown and Apollo Crews for the Intercontinental title.
Nakamura is a key fragment of the SmackDown midcard, and if he has indeed inked a new tackle WWE, that will possible proceed to be the case transferring forward.
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