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The WWE Morning Paper: Sheamus, Sting, SummerSlam

So you’re getting ready for school or work in the morning and want to read up on fresh content before leaving for the day? Come read The WWE Morning Paper! This will be your weekday hub for the latest news inside and outside the squared circle for Vince McMahon’s company as well as TNA sprinkled in.

Here’s the wrestling information you need to know for July 25th, 2014 version of “The WWE Morning Paper”.

News

  • “The Icon” Sting made a surprise appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con yesterday on WWE’s panel. It seems like we are one step closer to seeing him on TV.
  • Cageside Seats mentioned that Sheamus missed Raw, Smackdown, and Main Event due to a severe case of the flu as well as Bray Wyatt being scheduled to beat Chris Jericho at Battleground. Those plans were changed up to the day of the PPV.
  • It was reported Wednesday evening, but people within WWE have started speculating over how soon John Cena could leave the company and go to Hollywood.That speculation only increased yesterday as Cena will be missing another episode of Raw on August 4th due to move commitments, according to Wrestle Zone.
  • Brock Lesnar will not be seen either until August 11th, the go home Raw before SummerSlam, as Cageside Seats notes in the same piece. That plan could change, though.

Brock Lesnar is currently only advertised for the Aug. 11 episode of Monday Night Raw, which would be the go home show to SummerSlam. It’s possible he’s kept off the show next week so John Cena can take center stage to respond to the making of the match between the two. Brock is likely to be added to the Aug. 4 show.

  • TNA brought in a few old WWE faces to their latest episode.

The main event is a Street Fight and it’s Devon, Bully Ray and Tommy Dreamer vs. Rhino, Ethan Carter III and Rockstar Spud. Ezekiel Jackson and Snitsky run in wearing black hoodies and help Team Dixie get the win. Impact ends with Dixie, King Mo, Snitsky, Ezekiel, Rhino, EC3 and Spud posing together.

Rumors

  • It appears WWE is ordering new belts with the new logo that will go into effect soon.
  • In the same piece, Randall Ortman highlights some news on a former announcer.

Josh Matthews could be signing with TNA soon. Don’t be surprised if he debuts at the next set of tapings in New York City early next month.

Opinions

  • As everyone saw on Monday night, Zach Ryder won his first match on Raw since the end of 2012. Ryan Dilbert goes over what has happened between his win in 2012 and his latest win this past Monday.
  • Sharon Glencross feels WWE needs to believe in Dean Ambrose’s character.

Dean Ambrose could be a main eventer in WWE one day—but only if people in management are willing to get behind him more.

There’s no question that the former United States champion is a once-in-a-generation performer. He’s got charisma in spades, can wrestle up a storm and, despite his relatively young age, is a master of ring psychology.

  • Our writer Jordan Campbell highlighted Paul Heyman’s top notch promo ability.

Whenever Heyman has a microphone in hand, if only for a mere moment, I forget that I am watching a predetermined event. After all, that is the goal of anyone that works the microphone in the WWE.

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