5) Vince McMahon’s Reaction To Zelina Vega’s Firing
According to Dave Meltzer in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Zelina Vega was told that Vince McMahon did not want to see her after she was fired by WWE.
Here is what Meltzer wrote about what happened:There was some talk of her willingness to take down her Twitch account, and she had even said on Twitch when the story first broke that her account may not be up longer. According to one person in the company with knowledge of the situation, she was told about it by Mark Carrano, asked to talk to Vince McMahon and Carrano told her that he doesn’t want to talk to you and he was escorted out of the building. It Sounds like a messy exit. We are now convinced more than ever that her husband, Aleister Black, will be leaving WWE as soon as he can.
According to Sean Ross Sapp on Fightful Select (subscribe here), it is believed that Arturo Ruas suffered a legitimate injury on this week’s episode of NXT. The fear within WWE is that Ruas suffered a torn bicep. That is definitely a bummer. We wish him the best of luck in his recovery.3) Former WWE Superstar Opens The Door For A Possible Return
Dave Boy Smith Jr. was recently interviewed by Sports Illustrated. During this, he noted that a return to WWE is “very possible”.Here is what Smith said:
According to a rumor from Cageside Seats, the reason for the minimal interaction between RAW and Smackdown in the build towards Survivor Series is to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread.Here is what the site wrote:There is speculation that one reason why there have been minimal cross-brand interactions in the lead up to Survivor Series is to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. This does make sense as usually we would have stuff going on between brands for multiple weeks before Survivor Series. With the current situation going on, we think that they have handled it well.
1) Triple H’s New Plan For NXT
According to Dave Meltzer in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Triple H is looking into a way to add another show for NXT.This would be a show that allows NXT talent to get more ring time. With live events canceled, developmental Superstars are not getting the same amount of in-ring work that they usually would. Here is what Meltzer wrote:Paul Levesque is going through budgets trying to find a way to implement some type of a show that would get more NXT talent ring time and exposure. They aren’t going to do house shows but they may add something in some form. We could see WWE adding something that is similar to AEW Dark. This will allow their developmental stars to get more reps inside of the ring, which is key to any wrestler’s development.