WWE News & Rumor Roundup: SmackDown star to get repackaged and turn heel, Why Alexa Bliss could be removed from television, When Triple H Warned Seth Rollins (28th September 2021)
Welcome to another edition of WWE News and Rumor Roundup where we try and bring the biggest news stories and rumors from the world of WWE. With Extreme Rules now in the rearview, WWE has already started its build for Crown Jewel next month.
In today’s edition, we will talk about why former WWE Champion Seth Rollins had backstage heat and how Triple H even threatened to fire him if he didn’t obey the rules. Apart from that this article will take a look at what the future holds for Alexa Bliss after she was beaten by Charlotte Flair on Extreme Rules.
So without any further ado, let’s dive into today’s article covering stories about top names like Big E, Rey Mysterio and many more:
#5 Triple H almost fired Seth Rollins in WWE because of heat with coaches
Speaking to Stone Cold on the Broken Skull Sessions, Seth Rollins revealed the time he got into trouble for being insubordinate with his coach Terry Taylor during his time at WWE Developmental. He revealed that Triple H wasn’t happy with his behaviour and gave him a warning to either ‘play ball’ or leave WWE.
”I would just challenge him[Terry Taylor] in little ways every day to the point where I was insubordinate, and Hunter [Triple H] took me aside and was like, ‘Look, I don’t see anything special in you….”
Rollins mentioned how Taylor was very old school in his approach, and he wanted to change that.
“Terry is very old school in the sense that he thinks a certain way works, and part of that ideology is sort of shunning what is up and coming instead of embracing it,” said Rollins
However, his ideas were often taken as a sign of rebellion. Even Joey Mercury once told him to learn how to play the game in order to succeed in WWE.
#4. Dominik Mysterio to turn heel in WWE?
WrestlingNews.co has reported that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon is receptive to the idea of Dominik Mysterio turning heel by claiming he is better than his father. There is also a plan for him to start wearing a mask, much like his father.
Dominik has been showing signs of rebellion with his father of late. The young Superstar has been on a losing streak and blames it on the pressure put on him by his father, Rey Mysterio.
Sami Zayn has teased off-screen and on-screen that he wouldn’t mind ‘helping’ Dominik reach his true potential in WWE. He was seen trying to get in Dominik’s ear on Smackdown, trying to turn him against his own father.
#3. Reason why Alexa Bliss will be absent from WWE for the coming months
Wrestling Inc reported that Alexa Bliss will take some time off from WWE for the coming months. It is being speculated that the reason for that could be to move her away from the ‘Lilly’ storyline.
Alexa Bliss will be off WWE television for “a few months”, says Wrestling Inc. The site doesn’t mention why, but speculation is it will be to move on from the Lilly gimmick.
Alexa Bliss’ doll Lilly was destroyed by Charlotte Flair after their match at Extreme Rules. The Queen defeated Bliss in their match and went on to decimate Lilly, leaving Bliss in an absolute mess.
It is likely that with Lilly’s destruction, WWE want to walk away from the supernatural angle associated with Alexa Bliss and have her return with a different persona.
#2. WWE star Ronda Rousey announces birth of daughter
Former WWE RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey announced the birth of her daughter on social media. The Baddest Woman On The Planet has been away from WWE since WrestleMania 35. She stated that she wasn’t returning since she wanted to start a family.
“La’akea Makalapuaokalanipō Browne,” said Ronda Rousey in the caption.
It is not known at this point if Rousey is planning to return to WWE anytime in the near future. Becky Lynch recently returned to in-ring action months after she gave birth, so there is a slight possibility that the former UFC fighter may also do the same.
#1 Big E wants to face former WWE Champion AJ Styles
Speaking to Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso, Big E said he is looking forward to a program with AJ Styles. Big E went on to praise The Phenomenal One and said that Styles is a pioneer and he would love to have a feud with him.
”I have so much respect for what he’s done throughout his career. If his whole career stopped before he got to WWE, he still would have been one of the best of this generation. The fact that he was able to do everything he did outside of here, and then come here and keep cooking, it’s amazing.” said Big E
With Bobby Lashley occupied with the returning Goldberg, Big E will need some new challengers to step up and feud with him over the WWE Championship. Who could be a better option than a former 2-time WWE Champion like AJ Styles?