PwInsider.com is reporting that TNA has opened discussions with former WWE and IWGP champion Brock Lesnar about coming into the company this fall. The belief is that discussions circled around the idea of Lesnar coming into the company once TNA moves forward with its expected two hour expansion of Impact on SpikeTV. As long as negotiations are completed as expected, that expansion is believed to take place in early October. Kurt Angle is working as something of a conduit between the two sides and had a long conversation with Lesnar about coming in while the two were both in Japan working for Antonio Inoki. One source has indicated to me that Lesnar quietly traveled to Nashville for an initial meeting several weeks ago.
Cody Rhodes Said Bullet Club to WWE in January “Pretty Possible”
IWGP United States Champion and NWA World Heavyweight Champion Cody Rhodes may be on his way back to the WWE, with some of his friends, when he officially hits free agency at the start of the 2019 year.
Shortly after appearing at New Japan’s Fighting Spirit Unleashed event this past Sunday, Rhodes spoke to WrestlingInc and discussed a potential return to WWE in January, along with the possibility of the Bullet Club joining him.
“Everyone has different opinions and it’s hard to get the opinion of someone when it’s, ‘Hey what do you wanna do? What is the next thing you wanna do?’” Rhodes said, adding that; “There’s five of us [Bullet Club] that’s a core unit that plan to stick together, and hopefully we can really do that.
I don’t want to make any judgments as I’ve had a great time with these guys. I’d like The Elite to continue and I’d like to bring you guys something like an All In sequel.”
Cody and the Bullet Club to WWE is a hot rumor, and one that will be constantly discussed leading up to the moment he officially becomes a free agent on January 1st, 2019.
PWI 500 Ranks Kenny Omega at Top Spot
Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s annual PWI 500 list has ranked IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega as the number 1 professional wrestler in the industry.
Here is the Top 10 of PWI 500’s list:
- Kenny Omega
- AJ Styles
- Kazuchika Okada
- Brock Lesnar
- Seth Rollins
- Braun Strowman
- Roman Reigns
- Tetsuya Naito
- The Miz
Juice Robinson Vows To Never Go Back To WWE
IWGP United States Champion Juice Robinson has been rumored to be a name of interest to the WWE, where he once performed in Florida Championship Wrestling and NXT as CJ Parker, but is shooting down those rumors.
Robinson has made it clear that he fully intends to never go back to WWE, making the comments backstage from Night 8 of the G1 Climax 28 tournament.
“I ain’t going back. I ain’t ever going back.”
Juice Robinson on NXT/WWE pic.twitter.com/KHpVbKpQCV
— JJ Williams (@JJWilliamsWON) July 26, 2018
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