Wrestling has changed over the years, and so has its presence. Once televised on the close circuit shows up on an online platform and even other methods, including social media. While that evolution took time, the news and views have only evolved. People now speculate about every move, whether on TV shows, house shows, or just a simple message on social media. Every move leads to speculation, which then turns into a rumor before coming to life through the acts of various superstars and organizations. This week was no different as news kept floating of the changes that are happening or may happen in the wrestling scene.
Whether these rumors come to life or leave at just being another speculation is unclear. The world of professional wrestling has evolved over the weeks, with many superstars changing brands and even companies. As this shuffle continues, let’s look at what kept the fans buzzing and what is not a point of concern at this time. So without further ado, let’s get down to it:
The Mysterio’s to break soon
According to Andrew Zarian, WWE is planning to break the father-son duo of Rey and Dominick Mysterio. The father-son tag team got praise when they became the first to win tag team gold. The storyline involving them has nothing left new to nurture for the fans. WWE understands that the fans are getting bored of this storyline, and only a breakup can spice things up.
With such a solution, it looks like Vince and Co. are planning to pull the trigger on this storyline. Rey has denied any feud with his son, but maybe Vince doesn’t think that way. Vince has involved his family in storylines, so why would he hesitate from using others’ families to get a storyline. Do you find it interesting, or are you not up for it?
It’s all about the Money
Vince owns WWE and its parent company Titan Sports. He makes the calls on who gets paid and the amount. According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Vince believes that some superstars get overpaid. Braun Strowman earned a hefty payment from the WWE, but with him gone from the company, one cannot accept that Mr. McMahon still feels this way.
Some superstars indeed need to be paid extra due to the star power, but what if that same investment was put into other names? Why can’t the recently released John Morrison, Hit Row, and others be on that same list? It’s shocking that the WWE would release these superstars on budget cuts but continue to have record-breaking profits each quarter.
Big plans for Big E at SummerSlam
Dreams crushed, and people’s feelings were hurt when WWE decided to release Aleister Black from his contract. He debuted in AEW and is doing better than he was in the WWE. Instead of giving promos from a blacked-out room, Black fights superstars now on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. He isn’t confined to some belief system or style and instead invests his time helping other superstars show their potential.
According to Wrestletalk, WWE wanted to use his potential against Big E at SummerSlam before the idea got nixed and Black’s WWE contract was cut short. Black vs Big E is a dream match, and you never say never in wrestling. Fans would be excited to watch this match on a show or at some pay-per-view or event. The contrasting personalities and the promos can light up at any moment. Would you want to see them outside of the WWE? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.