WWE News & Rumor Roundup: Former World Champion pulled from match against Roman Reigns due to medical condition, top name to be out of action, Goldberg’s deal (5th October 2021)
Welcome to WWE News and Rumor Roundup, where we try and bring the biggest stories and rumors from the world of WWE. With the WWE Draft finally over, the landscape of the company has changed. Multiple superstars will be seen on new brands after Crown Jewel.
One of the names that have been drafted is Finn Balor. We will take a look at what WWE’s plan for the Demon King is now that he will be a RAW superstar. We will also talk about two top names who will be out of action for the foreseeable future.
This article will also take a look at Goldberg’s deal and why he’d lose millions if he didn’t compete at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia. So, without further ado, let us dive right in:
#5 Backstage details on Goldberg’s deal in WWE
— @Splash Lights Photos (Back in the Game For Now) (@Two_Cams25) October 5, 2021
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has revealed that Goldberg has a very lucrative deal for the WWE shows in Saudi Arabia. He said that, unlike other superstars, Goldberg gets paid more for shows in Saudi Arabia.
“The other match that is going to be there is Lashley and Bill Goldberg, because that one won’t be put on TV, because Goldberg does have a specific deal with the Saudi shows that is very lucrative,” said Meltzer. “And if you were gonna pull his match to put it on TV, he wouldn’t be happy at all. That’s millions of dollars of difference,” said Meltzer
The former Universal Champion will face Lashley in their SummerSlam rematch at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia this month. Goldberg lost his last encounter due to a referee stoppage when he couldn’t continue due to an injured knee.
— Bobby Lashley (@fightbobby) October 5, 2021
However, this time around it looks like Goldberg will exact his revenge on The All Mighty and defeat the former WWE Champion.
#4 Rey Mysterio pulled from his match against Roman Reigns
— WWE (@WWE) October 2, 2021
3-time WWE World champion Rey Mysterio is out of action due to an undisclosed medical condition. Mysterio, who was drafted to RAW along with his son Dominik, won’t be seen for the foreseeable future, as per Fightful Select.
Rey Mysterio was set to face The Tribal Chief during the tour of Puerto Rico this past weekend. However, he was pulled from that match and Reigns had to compete in a 6-man tag team match instead.
With Rey Mysterio out, Dominik will have to fend for himself as he will soon be joining RAW. This will give the young superstar a good opportunity to branch out on his own.
#3 WWE Superstar Nia Jax to be out for a long time
— 🦹🏽♀️ (@NiaJaxWWE) August 24, 2021
Former RAW Women’s Champion Nia Jax is going to miss an extended amount of time, as per PWInsider. The injury angle on RAW a few weeks back, when her former tag team partner Shayna Baszler brutally attacked her, was a way to write her off WWE programming.
According to PW Insider, Nia Jax is expected to miss an extended amount of time and that’s why she was written out via an injury caused by Shayna Baszler.
Jax was brutally beaten by Baszler, who used the stairs as a weapon. Following the assault by Baszler, Jax appeared to have broken her arm.
#2 Vince Russo thinks Austin Theory will never get over in WWE
— Austin White (@austintheory1) October 5, 2021
Austin Theory made his return to RAW this week after being drafted from NXT. Soon, he attacked Jeff Hardy after clicking a selfie with him. As per Vince Russo, the former NXT superstar will never get over in WWE.
”Bro, who is the guy that attacked Hardy? Never going to get over in his entire life. Ever. This guy will never get over. Ever! Bro, all I had to do was see a picture of Ridge Holland. This guy will never get over,” said Russo
The former WWE writer further said on SportsKeeda’s Legion of RAW that guys like Austin Theory and Ridge Holland won’t make a name for themselves in WWE. He said that WWE has done a poor job with Keith Lee and if they can’t get someone who looks like him over with the crowd, then there’s no hope for the likes of Ridge Holland.
#1 Plans for Finn Balor in WWE
WWE has done a better job this go around of keeping draft results wrapped up. Good job by them. Only speculation I heard over the weekend included a story about how a RAW writer “banged the table” for Finn Balor, to be used in McIntyre’s role now on Monday nights. We shall see.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) October 4, 2021
Finn Balor was drafted to WWE RAW. As per WrestleVotes, a writer said that he’ll be put into the role that was occupied by Drew McIntyre on RAW till now.
Only speculation I heard over the weekend included a story about how a RAW writer “banged the table” for Finn Balor to be used in McIntyre’s role now on Monday nights. We shall see.”
Drew McIntyre had settled into a mid-card role since his feud with Bobby Lashley ended. The Scottish Warrior had led RAW during the pandemic era but was floundering since the crowds returned.