WWE News Today 7/5/17
WWE News and Rumors July 5, 2017
John Cena Teams Up with Shinsuke Nakamura
After the 205 Live broadcast Tuesday night, the dark match for the live audience saw the team Of John Cena and Shinsuke Nakamura vs Rusev and Baron Corbin. While Nakamura vs Corbin has not yet been officially announced for Battleground, with the recent interactions between the two men this match seems to be inevitable. Both are currently being groomed to be top stars on the Smackdown roster and this match will be of extreme importance to both.
New WWE Network Collections
The WWE Network has added some exciting new choices in its “collections” section. Hall of Famer Razor Ramon has his own collections that are worth checking out. Another new addition is one that is going to get an insane amount of watch time because it is Piper’s Pit. Over 30 years arguable the number one talker in wrestling history is now available on the WWE Network.
Okada Backstage at RAW
After the New Japan G1 in California, IWGP Champion Kazuchika Okada headed to Pheonix to visit Finn Balor at WWE RAW. Of course this drew speculation that Okada was in talks to join the WWE, but as mentioned he was simply visiting Balor. This has not been the first time Okada had appeared backstage at WWE as he was also at SummerSlam as a guest of Shinsuke Nakamura.
Kofi’s Massive Screw Up on Live Television
During the Smackdown Rap Battle between The New Day and The Usos, Kofi Kingston seriously botched a line concerning geometry. Kofi referred to a stop sign as a hexagon when the shape is actually an octagon. Kingston posted a video on Instagram mocking himself for the mistake, even editing in a photo of a New Day action figure set that included a stop sign.
Another Tag Team Splitting Up?
During the Battle Royal on Smackdown, Mojo Rawley eliminated his tag team partner Zack Ryder. Many feel this will lead to the team splitting but it seems very difficult which would be doing the heel turn. Mojo is the aggressor, but his actions were appropriate given the “every man for himself” nature of a Battle Royal. For what it’s worth, The Hype Bros were never intended to be a long-running tag team. It has certainly been an effective tactic in integrating Mojo to the main roster.