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The Bump – September 7th

WM 37, Moxley and New Japan, Cameo and Inner Circle

Yesterday, I told you about Jon Moxley’s Cagefighter movie and Marty Scurll, and the news continues to roll in. Let The Bump keep you completely up to date.

WrestleMania 37 Main Event?

WWE actually has a WrestleMania 37 main event in mind. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Vince McMahon has been talking about Edge vs Randy Orton as the WrestleMania 37 main event in an “I Quit” match.

However, rumour has it that the plan has been changed and Vince is longer certain that he wants that match anymore. WWE is unsure of exactly when Edge is going to return. With that in mind, Vince is said to be undecided whether or not he wants to put the title on Randy Orton. There are many pushing for him to do a longer program with Drew McIntyre and Keith Lee and then possibly end up with the title, but a commitment has been made to this idea yet

Personally, I’m hoping that there is another match between Edge and Randy Orton. Their chemistry together is awesome. Do I want it to be at WrestleMania? I don’t know. My opinion is that I would like to see a long program with Randy and Drew McIntyre. I think they can go back and forth on promos and they could have more good matches. But, with WWE, who in the world knows what’s going to happen next.

News: Jon Moxley Going Back to New Japan?

Jon Moxley sat down with Wrestling Observer Newsletter for an interview. During it, he discusses the details of his contract with New Japan… yeah, he doesn’t have one! It apparently ran out at Wrestle Kingdom. Now, Jon Moxley is the IWGP United States Champion, but due to travel restrictions and all his AEW commitments he hasn’t been able to return to Japan.

Moxley said he has a verbal agreement with New Japan but it’s not for specific dates because of the Covid-19 situation. He thinks it’s all going to be good, though. He has talked to AEW and they know that he wants to go back to New Japan. So he seemed fairly upbeat and like everything was cool, but if you’ve ever heard Jon Moxley speak as himself then he always sounds like that. I don’t blame him for wanting to go back. He loved being over there last year. If you got to see any of his matches there, then you know he really looked good and the fans loved him.

Cody’s Injury Timeline?

Dave Metzler and Wrestling Observer Newsletter said AEW’s current plan is to really play up Cody’s injury and that when he returns, it is going to be a big surprise. The news is that they are not confirming or denying that he is doing the STARZ’s TV show Heels with Stephen Amell. I would have loved for Cody to have been able to step away sooner so he could have returned at All Out, but let’s hope he is back for Full Gear 2 in November. Is that long enough to film? Cody may not be back until after the first of the new year. Honestly, though, I can’t see Cody staying away for that long.

News: Triple H Selling Even MORE Stock

Triple H shocked everybody when, according to Ringside News, it emerged he had recently sold 2 million dollars worth of WWE stock. He made two transactions on August 26th and then again on August 27th. Now, why is this unusual? Well, because he sold 1 million dollars worth of stock back in May. So since May, which is only three months previous, Triple H has sold 3 million dollars worth of stock. Why?

Yes, WWE executives get a lot of WWE stock. But you wouldn’t think that, with him being part of the McMahon family, that he would sell that much. Why does he all of a sudden need $3 million dollars? Is he buying a new house or is he looking to purchase something else? Or did he just think he’d found a hot price for his stock? “I’m going to make some money and then when it drops I’ll rebuy it”. So, does he think WWE stock is going to drop? Maybe due to ratings? Ringside News also reported that he has 81,325 shares of stock left. That’s about $4 million worth of stock based on the price he sold at. Now, remember, I just told you he sold 3 million. So, basically, I guess Triple H started off with about 150,000 shares of stock and now he has sold almost half. Why is that? That’s a red flag to me and doesn’t make any sense. Now, I’m sure Stephanie has stock, but why would Triple H do that? Unless he is thinking it is going to drop and rebut at the lower price or he’s getting out. We need to watch this.

WWE Superstars on Cameo 

Now, it seems like a lot of you have been using Cameo to purchase messages from different WWE stars. The video-sharing site has celebrities, athletes and influencers on their books who will send a taped message about an appropriate topic of your choice to whoever you want. It’s known that there are legends and current WWE superstars on there.

What shocked me looking at it was, first of all, Ric Flair and Roman Reigns are charging the same amount. That blew me away. Roman Reigns thinks he’s worth what the legendary Ric Flair is? They are both charging $500. For real: it would cost me $500 to get a message from the Big Dog. To me, that’s a little overpriced. But, I don’t know…maybe not. What do you think? Tell me in the comments.

When you look up who has made the most money on Cameo. Then there came my second shock. It’s Big E. He has made $62,500 and he only charges $125 for his messages. Now Ric Flair is second at $30,000. Big difference there. Big E is making 30,000 more dollars than Ric Flair. But what shocks me, even more, is that $30,000 of you have paid $500 for Ric Flair. Say what? Why? What are you guys thinking? I’m still not paying $125 for a message from Big E either.

I know some of you are thinking, ‘who else is on there’? Well, there’s Bret Hart, Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks, Mandy Rose, to mention but a few. Take a look, if you’ve got the interest (and the money!)

AEW’s Inner Circle Was Going To Be Called…

Sammy Guevara was on the AEW Unrestricted podcast with Tony Schiavone and Aubrey Edwards when he mentioned that The Inner Circle wasn’t going to be the villainous stable’s original name. The Jackson brothers wanted to call them The Fist. Sammy says that made sense because there were going to be five members like the five fingers on your hand coming together to form a fist.   

However, I’m glad that they changed it to The Inner Circle because when I think about those five, The Fist just doesn’t fit. Also, I can’t see it being popular with Chris Jericho. He’s not just a finger of a fist. It is HIS Inner Circle. I do wonder though if that name is still in the Jacksons’ memory and one day we will see a faction called The Fist. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

What are your thoughts on the latest grapple news? Let us know at The Bump – right here on Sports Obsessive!

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