WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns recently successfully defended his title against Daniel Bryan.
While speaking to TV Line, Bryan addressed the status of his contract and said it does not expire in September. He also revealed that he “smashed” his neck in recent matches, with Roman Reigns being a frequent recent opponent. He said that when entering a recent tag team fight after WrestleMania he felt hurt:
“It’s funny that people gravitate towards the date ‘September’, and I think that’s because that’s when my last contract ended, but it doesn’t end in September. I’m still trying to figure out what that looks like … I had a tag team match on SmackDown last Friday, and it was a lot of fun, but my neck was smashed. “
You will see what’s next for Bryan in the company after his loss to Reigns.
Reigns is having a great streak since his heel turn last year. He continued to capture the title after his turn.
Another star, Apollo Crews, faced a similar fortune, as he also won the Intercontinental Championship after his heel turn. Paul Heyman “sues” the star of Smackdown?
Now The Tribal Chief Special Advisor Paul Heyman claims that it was Reigns’s words to Crews backstage that was the reason his personality changed.
He referenced the backstage segment on the January 15, 2021 episode of WWE SmackDown. He claims that The Head of the Table’s valuable words to Crews helped him embrace his Nigerian roots.
During this week’s Talking Smack, Paul Heyman talked about Crews. He said:
“I don’t take credit, ladies and gentlemen, zero. I don’t deserve credit for the greatness and success of Apollo Crews. That credit belongs to our Tribal Chief, the man who after all these years was the Champion to defeat the Yes … Roman Reigns Movement. “
Apparently Cesaro could be the next in line to attempt the WWE Universal Championship.
Adam Pearce ‘removed’ from Smackdown
Adam Pearce did not appear on WWE Smackdown, as the creative did not want him to get in the way of Teddy Long’s return for the old school episode. Teddy Long admonished Seth Rollins in a match against Cesaro, with Cesaro winning and getting a title shot against Roman Reigns at Backlash.
He also taunted Sami Zayn with a variety of backstage matches with Sonya Deville, referencing his love for “tag team” matches.
The recent issue of A&E Biography primarily focused on WWE Hall of Famer Randy Savage and Jerry Lawler went on to share a story about him.
Jerry Lawler comments on a WCW debut
Veteran WWE commentator Jerry Lawler had shared the story about Randy Savage making his WCW debut and how Vince McMahon came to find out.
PWinsider’s Mike Johnson clarified that the story Lawler shared was “completely wrong.” It seems Lawler misremembered Lex Luger’s jump to WCW in the first episode of Nitro.
According to what Lawler said, Vince McMahon was looking for Savage to go over the Raw format but it was not the case since he was not there and they told him to watch television.
Lawler then went on to describe Vince’s non-reaction to seeing Savage on television at WCW that night.
But, Nitro did not exist when Savage left the WWF in November 1994. McMahon, live on Raw said goodbye to Savage and thanked him for his contributions to the WWF. Stephanie McMahon breaks silence on Randy Savage
Mike Johnson pointed out that Macho Man didn’t debut for WCW until a December 1994 episode of WCW Saturday Night and that was recorded.
Therefore, it is obvious that the episode did not air in front of a WWF broadcast that same night.
There could be mistakes when recalling incidents that occurred decades ago. But it’s a shame the A&E production team didn’t review the facts and broadcast them unverified.
There were also some other graphical errors that were observed during the broadcast. Lex Luger was listed as Lex Lugar.
Yes, we cut it out for you. @SamiZayn @SonyaDevilleWWE #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/PsivuZ5EKP
– WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) May 8, 2021
Roman Reigns’ entry ‘ruined’ on Smackdown
Right before Roman Reigns came out, WWE put a CGI Smackdown fist on the screen, angering longtime fans who were hoping to see reality in the “old school” episode as it is in the WWE warehouse. Several fans tweeted calling it a “disappointment.” The word “terrible” was used by many fans. Jimmy Uso came out during the Reigns promo to join his stable.
WWE Superstar Roman Reigns is without a doubt one of the best Superstars in the company right now and has had a solid career as WWE Universal Champion, but he is. losing his first place to two women on WWE Smackdown. Roman Reigns successfully defended his WWE Universal Championship against WWE Hall of Famer Edge and Daniel Bryan in a triple threat match in the main event on Night Two of WrestleMania 37. Roman Reigns could have injured the best Smackdown superstar as well.
Former WWE referee Mike Chioda spoke in a recent interview with Lucha Libre Online’s Michael Morales Torres, where he spoke about Roman Reigns deserving more respect from the crowd at WrestleMania 31.
“Roman wasn’t getting the respect he deserved,” Chioda said. And Roman deserved a lot more respect at the time, I thought.
Chioda later stated that she always believed the original plan was for Seth Rollins to come down during the WrestleMania 31 main event and change his Money In The Bank briefcase.
“I remember there were two plans,” Chioda said. “There was that… (actually) I think that was the original plan for that night? They called us out of the blue, but I’m pretty sure we sorted it out that night, to be honest with you, and that was pretty much planned. “
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– B / R Wrestling (@BRWrestling) May 8, 2021
Shane McMahon Major AEW Rumor Leaks
Braun Strowman is a former universal champion and is one of the mainstays of WWE Monday Night RAW. Despite being a huge monster as part of the company’s stories, he is the opposite person in real life. Shane McMahon had been involved in a fight with Braun Strowman for the past few months and culminated in a steel cage match at WrestleMania 37, and Shane demanded the fight and put Braun with his punch backstage. In the end, Braun Strowman was the one who won the match despite Shane McMahon’s best efforts. Shane McMahon also demanded defeat at WrestleMania 37.
AEW Dynamite recently held their Blood and Guts match which turned out to be a very violent affair as it pitted The Pinnacle against The Inner Circle. According to a report by Ringside News, the match was said to be a huge topic of discussion in WWE and was viewed as a barbaric match with all the “bloodshed” that took place.
AEW Blood & Guts received a lot of attention from fans and within WWE. We have been told that many within WWE saw the match as “a bad image” with all the barbarian barbarians. Plus, Chris Jericho is trying to be Shane McMahon now after that high spot. More to come @ringsidenews
AEW Blood & Guts received a lot of attention from fans and within WWE. We have been told that many within WWE saw the match as “a bad image” with all the barbaric sword. Plus, Chris Jericho is trying to be Shane McMahon now after that high spot. More to come @ringsidenews_
– Steve Carrier of Ringside News (@steve_carrier) May 7, 2021