10 WWE 2019 Rumors That You Need To Know :-
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10. Kenny Omega and chums will be trading in their New Japan contracts for a spot in NXT or WWE
The Elite Coming In It’s the biggest rumor of every year that Kenny Omega and chums will be trading in their New Japan contracts for a spot in NXT or WWE. However this year the rumors are even more intense than usual due to a number of factors. Take your pick from WWE wanting to prevent another All Into WWE wanting to hurt New Japan and ROH by plucking the top ready-made North American stars, to the fact the Elite have collectively said they will stick together and will be making a big decision on their future in early 2019. Of course the talk of the town is that the group are going to form their own full-time wrestling promotion, All Elite Wrestling, but a big enough money offer from WWE – who let’s face it, could pay them all $10 million a year each and not even notice – could yet tempt them to change their minds, Seeing how this situation plays out will be one of the most intriguing stories of the first quarter of 2019.
9. Several Wrestlers to Leave
According to our sources within the promotion, there are a number of talents unhappy in WWE who are looking to leave when their contracts expire. Glance up and down the roster and see who gets no airtime, gets misused or undervalued and some of the names should be self-evident. WWE rarely lets talent leave these days due to fear over them becoming stars elsewhere – as was the case with Juice Robinson, Cody, Drew McIntyre and plenty of others – but when contracts expire there is nothing WWE can do if people want to explore new avenues. There is also a chance some talent will be released as it’s been a long time since WWE trimmed the fat on its roster. For the last couple of years, there has been NXT call-up after NXT call up from with few ever leaving the promotion. They simply disappear into oblivion. It’s just simple math. That may change in 2019, although it largely depends on the business moves made by promotions outside of WWE. ROH is ramping up its crew with several new full-timers coming in, AEW will be desperate for talent, and WWE is unlikely to let many leaves when there are so many other viable options out there. Keep an eye on this one.
8. Becky Lynch v Ronda Rousey To Headline WrestleMania
WrestleMania WWE are going to headline WrestleMania 35 with a women’s match, that much has been known since Mania 34, but it is going to be a different match-up to the one they have been planning for the past several months. Becky’s Lynch’s pre-Survivor Series charge against Ronda Rousey and Monday Night Raw was described by many as her “Austin 3:16 moment”. Becky came across as the biggest star in the entire wrestling game that you could feel the seismic shift as her popularity increased even further. However, that was not the only Austin-
7. WWE Network Changes
This one is more a case of when rather than if, as proposed WWE Network changes have been in the works for a long time. Earlier this year it was reported that Vince McMahon was personally overseeing a Network overhaul, which would see changes to pricing and the introduction of tier systems. The Network changes are also expected to lead to the long-reported arrival on the medium of WWE’s indy partner groups such as PROGRESS, ICW, EVOLVE, WXW and others. In addition, there is expected to be a host of bespoke content, some of which has already been trialed such as House Hardy. Another concept that was trialed recently was airing a WWE weekend house show on the Network, which happened with Starrcade in November – well, an hour of it at least. This is all part of McMahon’s strategy to “fix” the promotion’s live event woes, with that particular department losing the company money for the first time in over two decades, according to WWE’s latest quarterly financials. When the changes come we will all have a good moan about it but for what fans will get for the extra price it will almost certainly be worth every penny.
6. NXT Germany & Saudi Arabia
WWE made waves two years ago with the creation of WWE UK, which has since morphed into NXT UK and has become a weekly television treat on the Network. And in a few weeks time, the promotion presents it’s first ever NXT UK TakeOver event, which sold out immediately. The long-term strategy for WWE is to grow NXT into several international “regional” promotions, with NXT brands set to launch in Germany, Saudi Arabia, Japan, South America, and Australia as time goes on. Germany and Saudi Arabia appear to be the closest to happening next according to several sources. WWE held a massive tryout session in Germany recently with over 50 names from the German wrestling scene in attendance, which was believed to be the precursor to WWE signing up talent from the country for the proposed brand. Similar tryouts have happened on the two occasions WWE have ventured into Saudi Arabia, although the launching of an NXT Saudi Arabia brand is perhaps less likely in the current political climate considering the backlash WWE received from its audience and the mainstream media for going ahead with Crown Jewel. Still, that show went ahead so the company just might not care.
5. SmackDown Becomes The A-show
SmackDown Becomes The A-show? I mean if you ask YouTube comments they’ll tell you that Smackdown is the A-show already, but WWE doesn’t see it that way. However, SmackDown’s move to FOX this coming October will have several implications for the blue brand – with reports already coming out that FOX wants the programme to be more “sports” orientated and less reliant on silly gimmicks and storylines. While the prospect of SmackDown becoming WWE’s answer to New Japan seems far-fetched, no doubt changes will be made to the show in order to ensure that it hits the fairly high target of 3 million-plus viewers per week that it needs to be considered a success. One of the ways WWE can do that is by ridding SmackDown of its long-held status of being their B-Show and turning it into the premiere broadcast that the promotion puts out. To do that, the major stars will need to defect to team blue. That means the likes of Ronda Rousey, Braun Strowman, a returning Roman Reigns, and no doubt several McMahons could be on Smackdown in 2019 rather than Raw. Because we all know that when WWE is looking for ratings, the heel McMahon authority figure is their default go-to trope. Yipee.
4. Two WrestleManias
Some may think the idea of two WrestleManias is sacrilege, but in the world of pro rasslin’ money talks. If WWE receives the right offer (a cough, Saudi Arabia, cough) then there is no doubt they can be persuaded to offer a second WrestleMania in 2019. After all, they did it for the Royal Rumble without blinking an eye. One of WWE’s new corporate buzzwords is global localization, which it was reported extends to the promotion taking some of its established concepts to far-flung reaches of the globe. Which means we may even get a WrestleMania here in the UK with a gimmicked name. Or, I dunno, the Royalist WrestleMania or something. I’m spitballing ideas.
3. Return To Saudi Arabia
Like it or not, WWE has a ten year deal with Saudi Arabia and will be returning to the country on a bi-annual basis for the foreseeable future. Anyone thinking the company has been put off by the negative response it received with Crown Jewel, think again. If the Khashoggi case and the public outcry that surrounded it was not enough to change their minds then it is likely nothing will. What form those Saudi shows will take is unclear. Greatest Royal Rumble and Crown Jewel could well become annual fixtures on the WWE calendars, with inflated Rumbles and farcical tournaments becoming the norm. Or maybe the Saudi’s want a different concept. Greatest Survivor Series, perhaps. Or Greatest, erm, Taboo Tuesday. Though not sure the Fulfill Your Fantasy match will go down that well over there. Maybe Greatest Great Balls Of Fire?
2. Return To Saudi Arabia
The Universal Championship In the world of WWE where 50-50 booking is the norm and nobody is protected, one man stands head and shoulders above the rest as the glowing exception: Drew McIntyre. Since returning to the main roster shortly after WrestleMania, Drew has been one of the most watchable acts on Monday Night Raw. He has also been well protected by WWE, never tasting defeat via pinfall until the December 3rd Raw, and has had huge wins over big name opponents in an effort to groom him as a WWE Universal Champion of the future. That future may very well be in 2019. At a time when WWE is desperate for new stars to step up due to its current injury crisis, Drew looks like the safest bet in the entire promotion. If WWE keeps him strong he can be an incredible champion for them. What a meteoric rise for the man who just a few short years ago was messing around in 3MB and was cut from his contract because WWE did not know what to do with him.
1. Vince McMahon Stepping Aside To Run XFL
One day, WWE will no longer be under the watchful eye of Vince McMahon, that’s a fact. When that day will be is the unknown aspect of that statement. But it could be sooner than you think. Vince has apparently been taking an increasingly reduced role in WWE business of late. He was not present for the signing of WWE’s biggest ever deal (the aforementioned FOX TV contract) and he has handed over control of many elements of the company to his son-in-law Triple H, such as 205 Live, producing some pay-per-views including Evolution and of course the entire developmental infrastructure. The relaunch of the XFL has been announced for 2020 and as it gets closer and closer to kick off it is inevitable that McMahon will dedicate more of his time to the venture. He’s already sold a lot of his stock to fund the league, and there is even a chance he will voluntarily step down from WWE and allow Triple H and his team to take over every day running of the company. That could mean sweeping changes to how WWE operates, it could result in someone else taking over the NXT brands – such as Jeremy Borash or William Regal – and an entirely different approach to writing television and pay-per-view. Kevin Dunn will likely be the first man to go.
It’s a long shot but this is Alex– never say never. But before all of that we need to get to the Royal Rumble – and what are some of the rumors, returns and surprises in line for that show?. That was 10 WWE 2019 rumors that you need to know. Thank you guys, have a great day.