WWE News and Rumors 12/29/2016
WWE News and Rumors December 29 2016
- Big Show has not died. There was some “fake news” going around on facebook as usual and this hoax was especially disturbing. Big Show is currently preparing for a match with Shaq at Wrestlemania 33.
- WWE.com removed a poll asking who fans desire to see main event Wrestlemania 33. AJ Styles was leading at 40% and no one else came close.
- Mick Foley needs hip surgery and is holding off as he is currently uninsured. The out of pocket expenses are about $60K. Foley has an estimated net worth of 15 Million Dollars.
- Chris Hero will be in San Antonio during Royal Rumble weekend. This is most likely to debut for NXT Takeover San Antonio.
- Curtis Axel brought back the Axelmania gimmick Tuesday in St Louis. This is more evidence for the return of Hulk Hogan as the gimmick was dropped due to bad publicity that led to the Hulkster being released last year. Also on the show, Roman Reigns defeated Kevin Owens while defending his US Championship.
- John Cena wrestled a post-dark match at Smackdown Live! teaming with Dean Ambrose to defeat AJ Styles and The Miz.
- John Cena also wrestled Monday Night at Madison Square Garden, in a Triple Threat Match with he and Dean Ambrose challenging AJ Styles for the WWE Championship. AJ successfully retained. Also on the show, James Ellsworth in a neck brace defeated Curt Hawkins in under 20 seconds with No Chin Music.
- Goldberg is currently on a three match deal in WWE, not including his match with Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series.
- Cody Rhodes took issue with WWE producers for having Karl Anderson rip the head of a teddy bear with the likeness of Dusty Rhodes.
- Dave Meltzer reports that WWE has no concrete plans for Roman Reigns for Wrestlemania 33 although a big surprise is in the works, though it probably won’t happen.