It’s been a while since our last news roundup and a lot of things have happened in the WWE Universe. In this week’s edition of the rumor roundup, we take a look at The Undertaker’s upcoming farewell and possible post-retirement plans as well as more details on Zelina Vega’s shocking release from the WWE.
Let us check out some of the top rumors from WWE this week.
5) WWE Passed On Signing AEW Superstar
Jade Cargill recently debuted on AEW Dynamite. According to Dave Meltzer in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE passed on signing Jade after she attended a WWE tryout.
Here is what Meltzer wrote:
She’s also done modeling and had a WWE tryout in 2019 but wasn’t signed. Just based on her look and athletic ability we are surprised WWE didn’t sign her, but they did a complete tryout and there must have been something they didn’t like it.
We are also surprised that WWE didn’t sign her. We wish her the best with AEW and we hope that she excels.
4) Zelina Vega’s Future After Being Released By WWE
According to Mike Johnson of PWinsider, Zelina Vega will be under a 90-day non-compete clause. This comes after her release from WWE on Friday.
This means that Zelina won’t be able to go to another wrestling promotion until February at the earliest:
Vega was informed late this afternoon that she was being released before tonight’s Smackdown taping. As we noted earlier, she would be under the traditional 90 day non-compete window, which would keep her from working televised promotions through mid-February 2021.
We are still shocked about WWE releasing Zelina. I still remember the rumor from a few months ago that suggested Vince McMahon was extremely high on her. We will definitely learn more about the situation in the upcoming weeks, which will help clear things up.
3) Seth Rollins Taking Some Time Off From WWE
The expectation is that Seth Rollins will be taking some time off WWE television soon. This is because his fiance, Becky Lynch, is due to give birth next month.
The rumor going around is that Seth will be taking some time off from the company after Survivor Series. Seth is scheduled to be a member of Team Smackdown at the event but he will likely be finished after that.
Seth has been great over these past several months. I hope that this break gets him away from the Mysterio family and he can move on to a new feud.
2) Impact Stars Heading To NXT
According to Dave Meltzer in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, ‘The Rascalz’ from IMPACT Wrestling will likely be heading to NXT.
Here is what Meltzer wrote about the situation:
Dezmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz and Trey Miguel have deals that have just expired and will be finishing up with next week’s television show with a match with Rich Swann & Miguel. On the TV show this week, they handled it very strangely. They got a letter they were being evicted form the tree house next week and thus, somehow, must leave Impact so next week’s TV is their final match. The way we heard the story is they got an offer that wasn’t great and they have had interest from WWE for NXT for all three. The belief is they are headed to NXT and will be part of the loaded next class that looks right now to also include Alex Zayne and Benjamin Carter. Miguel has been talked about for NXT but others close to the situation say that either NXT or AEW is still a possibility.
They will be solid additions to NXT if it happens. The NXT roster always finds a way to bring in good talent.
1) Aleister Black’s Future
Aleister Black is a name that has been coming up a lot in the rumor mill as of late. This comes after his wife, Zelina Vega, was released by WWE.
The initial speculation from fans is that Aleister could end up leaving WWE (with Zelina). We have another interesting rumor to pass your way about him.
According to @Wrestlevotes, Aleister asked WWE to be moved back to NXT. This was a move that was denied by WWE and there is said to be “dissension amongst the parties involved”:
This definitely has me feeling like Aleister is going to end up leaving WWE.
Have you heard any interesting WWE rumors? Let us know in the comment section below.