The WWE is full of rumors, and here are the biggest this week. The WWE is constantly churning out new material, new stars and new stories that have fans interested, while also keeping them guessing what will happen next. Rumors and professional wrestling are like salt and pepper or peanut butter and jelly — they just seem to make for a natural fit.
Our job is to keep our eyes on the dirt sheets, our ears to the floor and update you on what's happening. We'll also throw in a little opinion and let you discuss your thoughts by commenting and sharing with others.
So, without further adieu, here are this week's Five Biggest Rumours Surrounding WWE - Oct 9-15 2017.
5. Plans for AJ Styles
The immediate rumor is that AJ Styles will be moving onto Survivor Series as a part of Shane McMahon's crew to take on Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. While Styles and Shane-O-Mac had their issues, their new relationship seems like the animosity is gone and replaced by respect. This is quite the opposite to the way Shane and Owens feel about each other.
From there, Styles will move onto a program with Jinder Mahal, a person most people are surprised still holds the WWE Championship. Mahal has the full backing of Triple H and the plan might be to keep him the Champion until WrestleMania where the big payoff will be someone—potentially Styles—taking the title.
4. Vince McMahon Biopic Pandemonium
PWInsider reports that the plan to make the Vince McMahon biopic film is underway and Hollywood A-Lister Bradley Cooper is slated to play the starring role. That could, however, change as Cooper is not committed and awaiting a revised script before signing on.
This would be a huge get for the producers of this film, but could also be a real issue if Cooper does end up walking away. Cooper is the star of films like The Hangover, Silver Linings Playbook, American Sniper and The Guardians of the Galaxy films and sometimes declining a role is harmful to the film being made and ensures it struggles to get off the ground.
3. Lesnar In WWE Until August 2018
President of the UFC, Dana White recently revealed that Brock Lesnar is not free to rejoin UFC until August of 2018, should he desire to do so. White also admitted WWE is also not keen on letting Lesnar leave again, even for a one-off in the UFC, as the last go-around didn't go over well for the WWE with Lesnar's connection to a banned substance.
The plan now is to keep Lesnar the Universal Champion until he eventually gets a chance to meet up with Roman Reigns again. With Reigns involved in the Sheild reunion story, it could be some time before we see Lesnar on Raw again.
2. Neville AND Summer Rae Gone From WWE?
Cagesideseats.com is reporting that based on some social media posts, outside projects and the fact that she hasn't been seen on WWE programming in some time, Summer Rae is done with WWE.
She wasn't used often and left to be a part of the Total Divas show with very little ring involvement and she doesn't really fit the overall image of the Women's Division as the company is now pushing toward so it does make sense that she wouldn't be considered a long-term asset for the WWE.
On the other side of things, news recently broke that Neville walked out on the WWE before Raw, leaving many to think he's gone for good. While WWE hasn't officially spoken on the matter, this could be a massive blow to the company as he's been the centerpiece of the Cruiserweight division for quite some time.
1. Conor McGregor WWE Bound?
A British newspaper recently reported that Conor McGregor and Vince McMahon might be chatting about bringing in the Irish MMA star for an appearance at WrestleMania 34. His calendar has freed up and while there's no confirmation of the amount, the money being offered is pretty substantial.
In other news, Josh Coulson of thesportster.com Buzz Team, speculated here that Jon Jones should ditch any ideas of Jones making an MMA comeback and focus on the WWE. While he's controversial, it would draw viewers and a Jones versus Lesnar match seems natural.