Let us take a look at the top 8 WWE News & Professional Wrestling stories of the hour:
8. Ric Flair Not Appearing At SummerSlam 2016?
As we noted before, the original plan for SummerSlam 2016 was for “The Boss” Sasha Banks (with Ric Flair in her corner) to challenge Charlotte for the WWE Women’s Championship and win the Title on that night.
However, Sasha became the Women’s Champion on the 1st Brand Extension episode of Raw of the New Era and will now defend her Title against Charlotte in a rematch at SummerSlam 2016.
With WWE changing the original Women’s Title plans for SummerSlam 2016, it looks like Flair won’t be appearing at the event. Another point that supports this statement is the fact that Flair is no longer under a contract with WWE.
7. Cody Rhodes Talks About How He Failed to Prove the WWE Officials Wrong
During an appearance on the Chad Dukes Wrestling Show, former Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes talked about leaving WWE and facing some of the top indy names in the coming months. Below is what he said about how he failed to prove the WWE officials wrong:
“I think, without sounding so negative, when you’re told you’re not good from your employer, when your employer tells you you’re not good or when his exact words are, “there’s no interest in you,” to your face, you want to change that opinion, you want to prove them wrong, it’s motivating, it’s probably good leadership to some degree, but when I was unable to do so because of playing essentially, my half brother’s character long past the point that I was supposed to continue with it was just discouraging because I was boxed into that. You can’t prove them wrong when you’re doing essentially slapstick comedy.
As much as I love Jim Carrey Riddler, I could only rip him off so much. So it’s my chance to get back on track from where we were in 2013, 2012, 2011, when I was just finger lengths away from the keys to the kingdom and I kind of fell from grace. That’s more my fault likely than it is theirs, but it’s my chance to kind of get back on track. You said the Indy way and the WWE way, I don’t really particularly look at it that way. Pro wrestling is pro wrestling to me, whether it’s in WWE, or whether it’s in Lucha Underground, or whether it’s in Evolve, wherever. I consider myself a student of the game and somebody that always wants to improve and learn about pro wrestling.”