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WWE Reportedly Stunned About Rhodes Damage Leak
WWE was reportedly stunned that information of Cody Rhodes torn pectoral muscle leaked earlier than Sunday’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view.
In keeping with Fightful Select (h/t Michael Perry of Ringside Information), solely about 10 individuals had been conscious of the character of Rhodes’ harm after it occurred, however a number of experiences got here out on the day of Hell in a Cell about Rhodes’ having suffered a torn pec.
WWE introduced throughout a home present the night time earlier than Hell in a Cell that Rhodes had been pulled from a scheduled match towards Seth Rollins as a result of harm, which led to reporters “poking round” for extra data, per Sapp.
Regardless of the numerous harm, Rhodes battled by it and beat Rollins in a basic Hell in a Cell match.
Rhodes lower a promo on Monday’s Uncooked about eager to compete within the Cash within the Financial institution ladder match, however he acquired attacked by Rollins, who hit him with a sledgehammer.
Sapp famous that it’s unlikely Rhodes will cross up on getting his scheduled surgical procedure this week with the intention to compete at Cash within the Financial institution, which means the promo about competing within the ladder match was possible simply a part of the storyline to make Rollins’ assault much more heinous.
Main as much as Sunday’s match, WWE introduced that Rhodes had partially torn his pec throughout a brawl with Rollins on final week’s Uncooked after which tore his pec utterly off the bone whereas weight coaching.
Since Cody could not tear his pec greater than he already did, it got here all the way down to ache administration and whether or not he felt he may get by the match.
After Hell in a Cell went off the air, Rhodes lower a passionate promo and instructed the followers in Rosemont, Illinois, that it was one hundred pc his name to wrestle the match and ship the principle occasion that was marketed.
If the standard timeline to return from a torn pec applies to Rhodes, he must be again by December, which might give him ample time to organize for the Royal Rumble match.
Given his brave effort at Hell in a Cell and the way a lot the followers are behind him as a prime babyface, Cody must be thought of a heavy favourite to win the Rumble and problem for a world title at WrestleMania 39.
Replace on Reigns’ In-Ring Schedule
There’s reportedly some uncertainty in relation to Roman Reigns’ subsequent protection of the undisputed WWE Common Championship.
In keeping with Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Perry), Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre is locked in for Conflict on the Fort in Cardiff, Wales, in September, however The Tribal Chief can be in motion earlier than then.
Meltzer famous that Reigns will “positively” wrestle at SummerSlam in late July, though his standing for Cash within the Financial institution is up within the air.
Reigns was reportedly presupposed to face Riddle at Cash within the Financial institution earlier than WWE reversed course. Meltzer added that whereas WWE could return to that, Reigns. vs. Lashley can be a risk with how WWE is constructing Lashley up as a prime babyface.
If Monday night time’s episode of Uncooked is any indication, all indicators level towards Reigns vs. Riddle taking place finally, whether or not it’s at Cash within the Financial institution or SummerSlam.
Riddle known as out Reigns by title and stated he meant to take the world title from him after his function in injuring Randy Orton a number of weeks in the past.
Reigns was not a part of the Hell in a Cell card, and whereas he wrestled at WrestleMania Backlash, it was a six-man tag workforce match, and his titles weren’t on the road.
The Head of the Desk hasn’t had a championship protection since beating Brock Lesnar to unify the WWE and Common Championships at WrestleMania 38 in April, however WWE does appear to be laying the groundwork for his subsequent protection.
Cena Teases Idea Match Forward of WWE Return
John Cena is constant to drop hints relating to a possible match towards United States champion Idea.
On Monday, Cena posted a photograph on his Instagram account of Kevin Owens’ boot stepping on the U.S. title.
That photograph was from a number of years in the past when Cena and Owens feuded over america Championship, and it could be an indication that the veteran intends to pursue the title as soon as once more.
On Monday’s episode of Uncooked, WWE introduced that Cena is making his return to WWE programming on the June 27 version of Uncooked, which is the ultimate Uncooked earlier than Cash within the Financial institution.
Idea has been calling Cena out and basically begging for a match with him for months, and Cena has even responded sometimes.
Throughout a current look on WWE’s TikTok account, Cena was requested to call the WWE Celebrity most in want of an angle adjustment, and he mentioned Idea.
WWE is clearly closely invested within the 24-year-old Idea, and a few have even in contrast him to a younger Cena.
Idea has been working intently with WWE chairman Vince McMahon for months, and at WrestleMania 38, he wrestled Pat McAfee and took a Stunner from “Stone Chilly” Steve Austin.
He subsequently beat Finn Balor for the U.S. title and has been on a roll ever since, together with defeating Mustafa Ali at Hell in a Cell.
If WWE desires to get Idea to the following degree, a feud with Cena is maybe the perfect solution to make it occur, and it appears as if Cena is within the concept.
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