Welcome to another edition of the daily WWE Rumor Roundup, where we highlight the biggest rumors and stories from the world of sports entertainment. In today’s edition, we’ll be taking a look at some interesting rumors swirling around big names like Edge, Omos, and Bobby Roode.
As previously reported, Edge was attacked by his faction on RAW. This has led to an internal transformation at the company, with The Rated R Superstar now listed as a lovable kid while Finn Balor has turned heels. It now appears that Edge’s dismissal from the group stemmed from a behind-the-scenes feud.
We have this story and more to delve into, so without further ado, let’s move on to a roundup.
#3. Edge was not on board with the creative direction of Doomsday
At Fightful Select, WWE had plans to give a doomsday supernatural element. However, Edge opposed the idea and was not cooperative with the supernatural angle. It is said that his disagreement with the new direction was what led to his expulsion from the group he created.
Finn Balor became the new leader of the faction. Given WWE’s planned direction for the group, Balor would fit in well because he has played the supernatural character from The Demon King in the past.
Additionally, rumors circulated that Edge’s lovable face transformation is the result of Cody Rhodes dropping out due to an injury. However, this does not appear to be the case.
#2. Big feud schemed for Omos and The Dirty Dawgz
Former world champion Dolph Ziggler and partner Bobby Roode are likely to continue their program with Omos on RAW. While Ziggler and Roode are in high heels, oddly enough, they were chosen to be Omos’ next targets.
On the final episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer speculated that the reason behind the program was to help Omos:
“I think it’s just a way to get Omos into the ring with these two very good guys and give him more experience working with good guys.”
Dolph Ziggler and Bobby Roode haven’t been used much in RAW lately. While Ziggler became the NXT Champion this year, he was the highlight of his current career. We hope that more screen time will help The Dirty Dawgz in the future.
#1. Details on who WWE might release next
Wrestling Observer’s Brian Alvarez said on “Bryan & Vinny & Granny & Craig Show” that the company is already planning the next set of releases. He said he’s been told the company will be cutting NXT 2.0 Superstars every six months if they don’t improve according to WWE:
“But they evaluate you every six months, and if you don’t get better, you’d rather they do, and it looks like they did some evaluations including some names you might know. So we might get some changes coming to NXT 2.0…. Not cancel, some people may get cancelled. Alvarez revealed. (H/T: WrestlingNews.co)
Alvarez complained that it was unfair to sack talent by only giving them six months to showcase their skills. The last batch of releases saw the company dump NXT talent including Dakota Kay and Dexter Loomis. We’ll have to wait and see what NXT talent gets released next.
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