Welcome to another edition of the daily WWE News and Rumor Roundup, where we try to bring you the biggest stories and rumors from the world of WWE. In today’s jam-packed edition, we will talk about some interesting topics including Triple H’s future, a possible successor to Vince McMahon, and more.
This article will also take a look at the ongoing storyline between The Miz and Edge, a big name that may be set for an in-ring return and Alexa Bliss’ request to a recently released superstar.
Edge recently returned to RAW and was interrupted by The Miz and Maryse. Their feud is set to go further and Edge’s wife Beth Phoenix may also return to the program to become a couple vs couple feud. We will take a look into the story.
#5 Beth Phoenix to return as an in-ring superstar in WWE
As per PWInsider, Maryse’s return to RAW this week was not a one-off. The Miz’s wife is reportedly back full-time and will resume her role of being The Miz’s manager and have the occasional match every now and then.
It is clear that Miz and Edge are set to lock horns, but the report says that WWE is keen to bring back and involve Edge’s wife and WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix.
“The belief is Maryse’s appearance last night was not a one-time deal. One source noted that there was already some talk of potentially working Beth Phoenix into the Miz-Edge program at some point,” said the report.
Phoenix is currently part of the NXT announcement team. she is a former women’s champion and adding her to the mix could possibly lead to a mixed tag team match down the road.
#4 Alexa Bliss makes a humble request to former WWE superstar Nia Jax
Nia Jax was released by WWE last month. The former Women’s Champion has announced that she will soon appear as a guest on Renee Paquette’s podcast. Jax said that she will talk about her time in the company and will share many interesting stories with the fans.
Alexa Bliss requested Jax not to share the ‘jeep story’ with anyone. It is known that Jax and Bliss are best friends and it is not surprising that they have some very interesting stories from their time together.
Nia Jax had reportedly asked for some time off from the company due to mental health issues, but, she was released instead. Alexa Bliss has also been out of action for weeks and there is no word on when she may return.
#4 Update on Kyle O’Reilly’s status with WWE
Fightful Select has reported that WWE is trying to lock Kyle O’Reilly and Johnny Gargano as their contracts are coming to an end. It was reported that Garganno got an extension to his contract till NXT: War Games. However, he has not committed to staying with the company past that.
It has also been reported that O’Reilly passed up contract renewal offers and may be looking to leave once he is done in December. According to reports NXT does not want to lose O’Reilly or Gargano.
#2 Triple H planning to leave WWE?
There has been a lot of speculation suggesting Triple H may cash out and leave the WWE to start his own venture. PWTorch (via CSS) has stated that these rumors are not completely true. Even if Triple H does decide to leave, he will not be competing against WWE as it would affect the family dynamics.
“Hunter cannot cash out and just leave without it affecting the family dynamic in a way that was just more negative than something Triple H would do… Hunter is either gonna work in WWE or not but not work against them in the pro wrestling business.” said PWTotch’s source
Triple H is currently recovering from a major cardiac event and is unlikely to resume his duties in WWE anytime soon. Dave Meltzer has also stated that Hunter’s days as an in-ring superstar may be over.
#1 Is Austin Theory Vince McMahon successor in WWE?
Former WWE superstar Bully Ray feels that McMahon’s ongoing storyline with Austin Theory could be a way for The Chairman to groom the young superstar into his heir. Here is what Bully Ray thinks is going on in the head of Vince McMahon:
My son is a failure! My son-in-law is a failure! But you won’t be, Austin, I’m gonna make you in my image.’ Imagine he’s building Austin up to be the heir to the throne that he does not believe he has anymore…” Ray said.
Vince McMahon has apparently taken a personal interest in Austin Theory and has also been sharing on-screen segments with the former NXT superstar on RAW.