WWE News: Huge 6-Man Tag Match Booked For Triple H's Ring Return With New Stable

Wrestling fans everywhere are wondering if Triple H will face off with Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 33, and WWE just gave them all a big hint and a huge match. As the world awaits to see what Seth has to say about his status on Monday Night Raw, WWE has announced that Triple H is soon returning to the ring. Not only is he getting back into action, but he’s doing it in a huge six-man tag team match with his proposed new stable. For months, the rumors have been flying around that Hunter and Seth Rollins were going to have a match at WrestleMania 33. Those rumors received a big push at NXT Takeover: San Antonio and on the next Monday Night Raw when Seth called out Trips. Well, that led to an injury to Rollins which was caused by Samoa Joe, and now, that WrestleMania 33 bout has been up in the air. Fans are waiting to hear more word on Seth’s injury status, but WWE has just dropped a huge bombshell furthering this feud and it is with the in-ring return of HHH. Welcome The Destroyer…#WWEBuffalo – 3/10#WWEToronto – 3/11#WWEWhitePlains – 3/26https://t.co/KtF2azQj4v pic.twitter.com/HHol55C8L6 — Triple H (@TripleH) February 27, 2017 Yes, Trips tweeted out that he will return to the ring for three dates in March and those have been confirmed by the WWE Live Events page on the official website. As of now, he is scheduled for the Buffalo show on March 10, the Toronto show on March 11, and the White Plains event on March 26. While that is big enough in itself, the matches that he will be involved in is what makes this so much more exciting. HHH will team up with Universal Champion Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe to take on Finn Balor, Sami Zayn, and United States Champion Chris Jericho in a huge six-man match, per Wrestling Inc. Yes, that confirms the in-ring return of Finn Balor as well as has been rumored. He has been out of action due to injury since the end of August. This pairing of Trips with Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe lends a lot to the rumors of him starting a new heel stable on Monday Night Raw. It’s a rather interesting pairing of superstars on the other side of the ring for their opponents as well. Jericho makes sense due to his recent beatdown at the hands of Kevin Owens. Zayn makes sense as he was recently decimated by Samoa Joe on an episode of Raw and they may still end up with a match against one another at Fastlane this weekend. The final pairing is what is quite odd but could have WrestleMania implications too for either Trips or Samoa Joe. [Image by WWE] Finn Balor is just returning from injury and he needs in-ring work to get back up to speed as well, but is his inclusion in this match a sign? If Seth really can’t perform at WrestleMania 33, could Balor step in to take on Trips in a match? The official website of WWE released its Raw update and it now states that the former member of The Shield probably won’t be able to compete at the pay-per-view in April. “At this point, it seems unlikely that Rollins will be able to compete at this year’s WrestleMania. That would mean that the former WWE Champion will miss his second consecutive Show of Shows, this time thanks to Triple H’s ‘Destroyer.’ Will Rollins confirm this unfortunate news, or will he have another message entirely for The Cerebral Assassin and The Samoan Submission Specialist (Samoa Joe)?” All of that could really just be a clever swerve to throw off the fans, but if he can’t go, the company could come up with a storyline to have Balor take his place against Triple H. Or maybe, they are setting up Balor vs. Samoa Joe at WrestleMania 33, and that would send the fans into frenzied fits. No matter what, the pairing up of these three heels is very interesting and fun for fans. Comicbook even mentioned how Kevin Owens just hinted at being in a stable with “The Game” this past week on Monday Night Raw. Seriously, it is hard to imagine, but Orlando hosting the first main roster match between Samoa Joe and Finn Balor? It may just be a dream idea, but the possibility is there. It could very well be that Triple H is recruiting superstars for another version of The Authority or whatever he plans on calling his new stable. On the other hand, it could just be how feuds run together during the “Road to WrestleMania” season, but no matter what, Hunter is about to have his in-ring return and so is Finn Balor. Now, all that remains to be seen is if Seth Rollins will be healthy enough to wrestle by early April. [Featured Image by WWE]

WWE News: Finn Balor Return To WWE Coming In March

The WWE announced last week that Seth Rollins was unlikely to return to the WWE for in-ring action in time for WrestleMania but there is a chance Finn Balor could be there to replace him. According to PWinsider, a WWE house show is scheduled for March 26 in New York and Finn Balor is booked for a match on the show that could have big implications for WrestleMania. The match will see Finn Balor teaming with Sami Zayn and Chris Jericho to battle Triple H, Kevin Owens, and Samoa Joe. That looks very suspiciously like the rumored new Triple H stable might be forming after all, with Finn Balor on the other side. [Image by WWE] There is one match that is almost guaranteed for WrestleMania and that is Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho. The angle between the two WWE stars has built for the last year and the Kevin Owens turn was perfectly executed two weeks ago. These two men will almost assuredly fight at WrestleMania. There was supposed to be a small feud between Samoa Joe and Seth Rollins after he attacked Rollins for Triple H a few weeks ago. However, Rollins reinjured his knee and has been out ever since. Instead, Joe has started feuding in the WWE with Sami Zayn. The two of them are supposed to wrestle at Fastlane this next weekend. That leaves Triple H and Finn Balor as the two remaining names from that booked match in New York. Originally, Seth Rollins was supposed to fight Triple H at WrestleMania, paying off the betrayal by Triple H last year. It was another perfectly booked feud with Seth Rollins chasing Triple H and WrestleMania being where he finally gets his hands on The Game. However, if Seth Rollins can’t wrestle, that leaves Triple H without an opponent for the event. [Image by WWE] Some expected for Triple H to possibly move into a match with Shane McMahon but that likely won’t happen at all and Shane will probably still fight AJ Styles. That cold leave the door open for Finn Balor, who has been rumored to be ready to return to the WWE from the injury he suffered last year at the hands of Seth Rollins. It is getting a little late when it comes to setting up the match with WrestleMania just over one month away. However, it can still work out right if the WWE just plays with real life. It was just a couple of weeks ago that Finn Balor and Seth Rollins released a photo together recovering from physical therapy. ???? #HappyValentinesDay❤️@WWERollins pic.twitter.com/3hqx8KmC51 — Finn Bálor (@FinnBalor) February 14, 2017 While it was an innocent photo done for fun, the WWE could have Triple H belittle Finn Balor for taking a smiling photo with Seth Rollins even after Rollins injured him. Finn Balor could defend himself and then Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens could attack, setting up Finn Balor on one side and Triple H on the other side. RELATED WWE REPORTS BY THE INQUISITR WWE News: Roman Reigns Is Loved By Fans, According To DV Member WWE News: Seth Rollins Unlikely To Compete At ‘WrestleMania’ WWE News: Roman Reigns No Longer Favorite Over Braun Strowman WWE News: Paul Heyman Answers ECW Criticisms By Former Talent WWE News Bret Hart Says He Holds President Donald Trump In ‘High Regard’ It makes more sense for Finn Balor to be on Triple H’s side, especially with their NXT connection. However, fans love the Finn Balor entrance and his demon character and he was one of the most popular wrestlers in the WWE on Google search engines in 2016, behind only AJ Styles. That makes him a valuable face for the company, one that needs to find more people the majority of the fans love. If they have Triple H vs. Finn Balor, there is a chance that Finn Balor could go over big and that could re-launch him back to the top of the card in time for the 2017 WWE storylines to kick off. [Featured Image by WWE]

Matt And Jeff Hardy Refuse To Re-Sign With TNA, 'Disrespected' By Contract Talks

TNA Stars Matt and Jeff Hardy have been rumored to leave TNA Wrestling for weeks, but there was hope the company may re-sign them, now it seems the Hardy brothers flat out refuse to re-sign over disrespectful contract negotiations. In one of the most bizarre turn of events most wrestling analysts have ever seen, both Matt and Jeff Hardy are refusing to re-sign with TNA due to one of the most epic contract fallouts in recent memory. At one point both Hardy brothers actually spoke with TNA about staying back in December, and even agreed to terms with TNA at that time. According to a report out of Pro Wrestling Sheet, the contract needed a few minor changes and so Jeff and Matt Hardy decided to simply wait for the finalized offer as their current TNA deal expired in a few months, around this time in fact. The deal was set for one year, which was seen as something normal for contracts these days outside of WWE. Matt Hardy constantly checked in on the contracts to see when they would be done, so that both he and Jeff could stay with TNA. It made sense to wait a bit, but each time Matt asked he kept getting the run-around by TNA management. Eventually the lawyer of Matt and Jeff Hardy told TNA Wrestling officials that they wanted a creative control clause in the new deal, which was shot down immediately upon the ask. [Image by TNA Wrestling] A source told PWS that the Hardy’s lawyer told Ed Nordholm that there was interest outside of TNA from other companies. Ed then responded by saying, “Well tell them to go to WWE then.” So basically, the Executive Vice President of Anthem Sports and Entertainment told the lawyer of two of TNA’s top stars, one of which basically carried TNA in 2016, to go to WWE. TNA recently lost another top star in Drew Galloway and experts have claimed that if TNA lost the Hardy brothers, Matt in particular, they would suffer dramatically in the ratings. TNA’s Impact Wrestling product already has issues sustaining their ratings and a loss of three major stars would be terrible for the business. Obviously Anthem is the new owners of TNA and will make mistakes along the way, but their negotiation tactics seem to be a bit off. Of course when Jeff Hardy heard the “go to WWE” remark from Ed Norholm, it set him off and he refused to sign with TNA as he was no longer interested in doing so. Matt Hardy did try to continue his talks with TNA however, but when the company sent a new contract last week to Hardy, it was then set for a 2-year deal. TNA also tried to sneak in a part in the contract that the company would receive 10% of all his profits outside of TNA. [Image by TNA Wrestling] For those unaware, Matt Hardy has made a nice living on the independent scene the last few years. Due to TNA’s taping schedule, both Hardy brothers have a lot of time to work in independent companies around the world. Matt Hardy is requested all the time and many believe he could make a large living on the indies without the need of TNA. He worked with TNA mostly because it was pretty easy money to make and still allowed him to be on television. When Matt Hardy’s lawyer saw this he said that Matt would be a fool to sign such deal, so he informed the company that he was not interested in signing their offer. However, Matt was gracious enough to come to the upcoming tapings and write off the Hardy characters. However, Matt was told that he was crazy to think that they would allow him on television without a contract. As it stands, TNA Wrestling is now trying to get their TNA Tag Team Titles back from the Hardy brothers. This situation is not like a problem NJPW suffered when losing four major stars to WWE in 2016, in that the appeal of WWE took hold on top of the money. This entire situation regarding the now clear departures of the Hardy brothers is all due to terrible negotiations from Anthem. It has been rumored that a WWE jump was possible for Matt and Jeff Hardy, and that looks more likely by the day. It’ll be interesting to see if Matt Hardy can manage to take his broken character with him as he departs. [Featured Image By TNA Wrestling]

WWE News: Latest WWE Hall Of Fame 2017 Member Revealed For 'WrestleMania 33' PPV

On Monday, the WWE officially announced their latest inductee for the 2017 WWE Hall of Fame class. The company has already revealed four other superstars and professional wrestling personalities for their induction into the latest class for WrestleMania 33 weekend. Their newest star is a former WWE Women’s Champion, which may have some wrestling fans wondering why another female star hasn’t been inducted yet. According to USA Today, WWE will officially induct “The Glamazon” Beth Phoenix into this April’s Hall of Fame class. Phoenix, real name Elizabeth Kocianski-Copeland, is 36-years-old and the real life wife of Adam Copeland aka “Edge.” The former women’s wrestling star is a former WWE Divas Champion and three-time women’s champion. She’s also participated in WWE’s Royal Rumble, eliminating The Great Khali by planting a kiss on him before pulling him over the ropes. That feat makes Beth on a short list of female competitors to have competed in the big match. WWE star Beth Phoenix will officially be inducted into WWE’s 2017 Hall of Fame Class several days before WrestleMania. [Image by WWE] She first showed up in the WWE over a decade ago, showing up to attack Mickie James in 2006. From there, Phoenix became a sort of henchwoman or bodyguard for Trish Stratus. She donned her “Glamazon” personality in 2007 which is when she also first won the WWE Women’s Championship. Phoenix defeated then-champion Candice Michelle for the belt at No Mercy. After losing the belt to Mickie James, Phoenix would win the title back again in a “Winner Takes All Intergender Match” where she teamed up with Santino Marella at SummerSlam 2008, according to WWE.com website. The duo captured the women’s title and Intercontinental title, defeating then-champions Mickie James and Kofi Kingston. Her third and final WWE Women’s Championship reign came when she won at 2010’s Extreme Rules in an “Extreme Makeover Match” against Michelle McCool. Beth’s only WWE Divas Championship run came when she defeated Kelly Kelly at Hell in a Cell 2011 in New Orleans. She’d go on to hold the title for a reign of 204 days, ranking it as one third-longest in WWE history trailing only AJ Lee and Nikki Bella’s championship reigns. Phoenix was well known for her feats of strength against female competitors, including lifting both Michelle McCool and Layla up on her shoulders in a match. The Team LayCool faction feuded with Phoenix quite a bit during her WWE run, as did former talent Vickie Guerrero. WWE star Beth Phoenix shows her strength against Team Laycool in the ring. [Image by WWE] “The Glamazon” joins several other major professional wrestling stars who are in this year’s class. Already announced for the WWE Hall of Fame were former WWE champion Kurt Angle, WCW and WWE star Diamond Dallas Page and former SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long. Also, the legendary Rock ‘n’ Roll Express tag team will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Several fellow women’s stars congratulated Phoenix on the big news via Twitter. They included Maryse and Natalya, as well as Carmella’s tag along guy, James Ellsworth. Phoenix also tweeted about the honor. The GirlHood Dream has come true today! @WWEUniverse how I have missed you!!! #Humbled #Honored #HeadingBackHome https://t.co/ZzfZcBjyiq — Beth Copeland (@TheBethPhoenix) February 27, 2017 Some fans may feel that former WWE Women’s and Intercontinental Champion Chyna might deserve a Hall of Fame entry by now. Chyna, real name Joanie Laurer, passed away from a drug overdose just last April. There have been rumors that WWE has been against inducting her due to these issues, as well as the fact she pursued a career in porn following her wrestling days in 2004. Another former female star, Sunny (Tammy Lynn Synch) was inducted in 2011 and has also worked as a pornographic actress after her WWE days. However, Sytch appeared in a movie with Vivid Entertainment just last year, so she did so following her induction. Miss Elizabeth, the former ringside valet of Macho Man Randy Savage, is another women’s wrestling star who has yet to make her way into the Hall of Fame before Beth Phoenix. With Phoenix’s recently announced induction, it could mean that she is inducted by a former superstar as Trish Stratus or Lita, two of the all-time women’s wrestling legends. It could also mean that both Edge and Christian are in attendance for WrestleMania weekend, further lending to the number of former WWE stars on hand for the event. There have been rumors that Christian will also be announced as being a member of this year’s WWE Hall of Fame class, so stay tuned for that in the next week or so. WWE fans how do you feel about the recent announced of Beth Phoenix into the Hall of Fame for WWE? Should Chyna be considered for the Hall of Fame? [Featured Image by WWE]

Here's Why Sting Vs. Undertaker Didn't Happen At 'WrestleMania 31'

When Sting debuted in WWE in November of 2014, everybody began calling for the long-awaited dream match between him and The Undertaker, but it immediately became clear that the company wasn’t planning on doing that match, as The Icon began a feud with Triple H. Sting was forced to retire due to a neck injury that he suffered in a match with Seth Rollins in September of 2015, so we don’t know if WWE was ever going to have him wrestle The Undertaker. But we do know that he was scheduled to wrestle Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 32, so an Undertaker match wasn’t on the table prior to The Icon’s retirement. [Image by WWE] At the time of Sting’s debut, there were three huge dream matches that still hadn’t happened in WWE: Steve Austin vs. Hulk Hogan, The Rock vs. Shawn Michaels, and Sting vs. Undertaker, and with both Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels being happily retired, the only possible dream match of the three was, of course, The Icon vs. The Deadman. But, WWE just wasn’t interested in doing it. On Sunday, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter was asked why WWE didn’t do Sting vs. The Undertaker at WrestleMania 31, and Meltzer cited Vince McMahon as the reason why the long-awaited dream match didn’t happen. @davemeltzerWON Was there any reason why Taker vs Sting didn’t happen at WM31? — Junaid (@junaidkhan873) February 26, 2017 Vince McMahon https://t.co/30B6YkpywZ — Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) February 26, 2017 The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that Vince McMahon wasn’t interested in doing Sting vs. Undertaker because he didn’t want to have a match between two guys who were in their 50s. Also, there were some who believed that the match wouldn’t live up to the hype because of their age, and physical condition. Even though he retired during his WWE Hall of Fame induction last year, Sting is still wants to wrestle The Undertaker. In fact, he is holding off on getting neck surgery because he’s still hoping that WWE will allow him wrestle one more match. During a recent interview on the WWE Network, Sting explained why he’s avoiding surgery. “I am supposed to have surgery, but I’m having so many mixed messages out there. And the one thing I keep hearing is ‘if you’re not having side effects and you’re okay, then don’t do it. Yeah, that’s the unfinished business [with The Undertaker]. I’ve always wanted to have that match. I know wrestling fans have always wanted to see it too.” Following his match with Seth Rollins, which will likely be the last of his legendary career, Sting found out that he had a condition known as spinal stenosis, which ended the careers of Steve Austin and Edge. He also told Ric Flair during his appearance on his podcast that he just barely avoided a catastrophe during his match with Rollins, suggesting that he was nearly paralyzed towards the end of the match. WWE hasn’t used Sting on television since his retirement last spring, but at some point, they could bring him back as a general manager. [Image by WWE] If WWE does change their mind on the Sting vs. Undertaker match, we’ll have to wait until next year to see it, because Undertaker is currently scheduled to work with Roman Reigns at this year’s WrestleMania. Unfortunately, it looks like Sting vs. The Undertaker will end up being one of the very few dream matches that we never got to see. However, you shouldn’t rule out WWE doing some kind of Sting/Undertaker interaction at some point in the future, because they know that would be something that their fans would love to see. [Featured Image by WWE]

WWE Rumors: Is Roman Reigns Really 'Anti-Establishment'? Superstar Holds Records

There’s no question that if there’s one wrestler that gets people’s goats going, it’s Roman Reigns. He’s frequently the subject of several WWE rumors, and the latest ones have him cast as a sort of “outsider” that is just trying to make a living doing what he does best. But is he really “anti-establishment”? Tonight #TheGuy @WWERomanReigns is gonna kick some asses! #RomanRunsRaw #Ahhyessir pic.twitter.com/6NCOzf4wO5 — Roman Reigns (@AyaSomerhalder2) February 27, 2017 ComicBook.com was the first to bring us these latest WWE rumors about the so-called “Big Dog.” The outlet spoke to Road Dogg, and he was quick to denounce the so-called “haters” of Roman Reigns while also pointing out that the wrestler is an “anti-establishment hero.” “James saw a clip of Reigns hitting an amazing spear on Braun Strowman at a WWE live event and noted the crowd’s reaction. James had two words for Reigns’ detractors: “anti-establishment minority.” The Road Dogg says Reigns’ haters don’t want the other fans to know that Reigns actually gets cheered when they aren’t there.” Fans may remember Road Dogg from the days of D-Generation X, where he became something of a legend at that time. But it’s rather curious that Roman Reigns would be termed “anti-establishment” when he just might be the most “establishment” wrestler there is! #RomanEmpire is worldwide wherever you go we are behind you @WWERomanReigns we support you as nation we always got your back #BelieveThat ???? pic.twitter.com/4nH7IqethC — ✍ HipHop Tamizha❣ (@tamizha_Hiphop) February 27, 2017 According to the latest WWE rumors from Give Me Sport, Roman Reigns has actually broken a lot of records since he first became a wrestler. In addition to his accomplishments with The Shield, Roman Reigns has been an amazing standalone solo superstar. “The next record belonging to Reigns ties in perfectly with the first highlight. He tied the WWE record for most eliminations in a traditional Survivor Series elimination tag match, eliminating Jimmy Uso, Cody Rhodes, Goldust and Rey Mysterio in the 2013 pay-per-view. Reigns broke Kane’s record for most eliminations in a single Royal Rumble match in his rumble debut. He sent 12 Superstars crashing to the apron, and his prowess has only been further proven with his 2015 Royal Rumble victory. Lastly, he holds the record for main-eventing the largest WWE show in history. Reigns defeated Triple H during Wrestlemania 32 in front of the 101,763 people in attendance at AT&T Stadium.” These are hardly the accomplishments of someone who is “anti-establishment.” To the contrary: this superstar is probably the most establishment wrestler of all. Not that there’s anything wrong with that — he does, after all, come from a famous wrestling family that includes The Rock — but let’s not call him something that he clearly isn’t. I love them so much together????@WWERomanReigns @MsCharlotteWWE #RomanEmpire #TheQueen #wweregensburg #WWEHannover #WWEDuesseldorf #wwegermany pic.twitter.com/R2hKhqN5vi — Mr Tweet. (@rajeswar_nayak) February 26, 2017 So why is Roman Reigns considered “anti-establishment”? According to the latest WWE rumors from Forbes, it has to do with the fact that despite the obvious push by the WWE to make him a “superstar” of sorts, he’s still very much despised by wrestling fans. “In other words, Reigns is obviously getting over with the masses even though the booking of his character has been subpar at best. While it’s not surprising that he still ranks behind Cena (and the widespread assumption is that Cena has been the top merchandise mover for basically a decade), it’s an encouraging sign that he’s as popular as his massive push indicates he is.” What do you think of this latest round of WWE rumors? Do you think Roman Reigns is “anti-establishment”? Leave your thoughts about the latest WWE rumors in the comments below. [Featured Image by WWE]

WWE Rumors: Seth Rollins Return, Finn Balor, AJ Styles Missing, Drew Galloway

The latest set of WWE rumors focus on the returns of two former world champions, along with the whereabouts of the apparently missing-in-action AJ Styles, the futures of Drew Galloway and Matt and Jeff Hardy, and time off for a prominent WWE referee. WWE fans have known for a week that on Monday Seth Rollins will make his first appearance on Raw in a month for a scheduled interview. Rollins has been out injured since he tweaked his knee during an attack at the hands of Samoa Joe, who was making his first appearance after making the step up from NXT. Despite initial fears he’d face another lengthy layoff, missing WrestleMania for the second year in a row, WWE rumors quickly suggested he will be healthy in time for his much-rumored WrestleMania 33 match with Triple H. While it seemed Rollins was set only for an interview — likely in the more laidback, one-on-one interview scenario with Michael Cole we’ve repeatedly seen WWE pull off successfully in recent year — there might be a little more on the cards for Rollins. This might not be a pre-recorded interview as Rollins is in Green Bay, Wisconsin (from where WWE will broadcast Raw) and may appear live in the ring. There’s every chance he will use the appearance to confirm he will be ready for his WrestleMania 33 match. ‘Hey Finn, are you ready?’ pic.twitter.com/0rX6LYbCxO — Finn Bálor (@FinnBalor) February 22, 2017 Another former top WWE champion is expected to return to the ring imminently. Finn Bálor has spent months on the sidelines after injuring his shoulder while becoming the inaugural WWE Universal Champion at SummerSlam 2016. His target date for a return was always WrestleMania 33, and it seems like he’s almost a certainty to meet that goal. Bálor appeared in a dark segment at the most recent NXT tapings, in which he got physically involved with other wrestlers. He’s also scheduled for appearances at house shows within the next few weeks. Now, WWE rumors indicate Bálor might make his return to WWE television before those live events. It seems unlikely that he’ll be back on Raw this week, with Rollins also making his return on that show, but if, as rumors suggest, he is moving to SmackDown Live, Bálor could feature on WWE TV again as early as Tuesday. AJ the goat is not doing live events? Now I see why MSG has the “with special apperances of AJ Styles and Shane McMahon” pic.twitter.com/uhR7sVaObY — Zaira (@coupdebanks) February 27, 2017 Speaking of SmackDown Live, a top superstar from that brand missed the live events this past weekend. AJ Styles was advertised to appear, undoubtedly disappointing fans when he was not at those shows. It seems that there was some miscommunication however as Styles was scheduled for a little time off over the weekend, according to Cageside Seats. He’s scheduled to face Luke Harper in a WWE Championship number one contender’s match on SmackDown Live Tuesday. Thank you @IMPACTWRESTLING for these past two years & everything we achieved together. I’ll miss everyone & I’ll see you down that long road — Drew Galloway (@GallowaySpeaks) February 27, 2017 The path is now apparently clear for Drew Galloway to make his return to WWE after announcing he has left Impact Wrestling. Galloway and Impact could not reach an agreement on a new contract, and Impact apparently dragged its heels in getting the deal done, leading to Galloway deciding to move on. Matt and Jeff Hardy might follow Galloway out of the door, and with Matt Hardy having one of the most popular acts in pro wrestling right now, WWE will surely hold some interest in bringing him back. Lastly in the WWE rumors digest, Charles Robinson, one of the more recognizable referees on the WWE roster, recently had foot surgery. That will rule him out of counting pins and telling off wrestlers who are on the verge of breaking rules for a while, but WWE rumors suggest that Lil’ Naitch, as he’s affectionately known, be good to go for WrestleMania 33. Stay tuned to the Inquisitr for the latest pro wrestling news and WWE rumors. [Featured Image by WWE]

WWE Rumors: 5 Superstars Who Can Be The Fourth Member Of Triple H's New Faction

WWE rumors suggest that the company is planning something big for the RAW brand, and possibly Triple H would be responsible for the same by creating a new faction, something along the lines of Evolution. The original Evolution comprised of Triple H, Ric Flair, Batista, and a young Randy Orton. Since the rumors of Triple H forming a new faction broke out, there has been wide speculation on the possible members. Latest WWE rumors shed some light and nearly confirm the three members of the new faction. Triple H would take the role that Ric Flair held in the original Evolution, Kevin Owens who is the current Universal champion will be a lot like The Game, and Samoa Joe could have a role similar to that of Batista, beating down other superstars, as reported by ComicBook. The fourth member of the Triple H’s new faction has not been revealed yet. Here is a look at five superstars who could possibly become the fourth member of the new faction. Charlotte Flair Charlotte is one the top female wrestlers in the WWE at present and considering the fact that she is Ric Flair’s daughter, her chances of being the fourth member are quite high. [Image by WWE] Charlotte’s inclusion will result in a Flair being back in the Evolution. Nothing will connect the new faction to the original Evolution better than Charlotte. WWE rumors suggest that the company can include Charlotte as the fourth member to further revolutionize the women’s wrestling and to give more in-ring fights to her. Bobby Roode WWE rumors suggest that there is a possibility of Bobby Roode being a part of Triple H’s new Evolution. Roode is definitely one of the most glorious Superstars of NXT and in a way resembles Triple H during his prime. A section of WWE fans want Roode to be a part of the main roster. For the company, it makes sense as he can help WWE in capitalizing on his NXT’s success. At 40 years of age, Roode cannot be the top attraction at the main roster but can certainly help the company with the mid-card title scene. Pete Dunne Pete Dunne debuted last week at the NXT winning against Mark Andrews. Dunne is known for his work at the UK Championship Tournament held by WWE last month. Dunne is known for winning matches at any cost and even jumping opponents before the match, a trait that could make him suitable as the fourth member of Triple H’ s new evolution. Peter Dunne’s age also suggests a role similar to the one held by Randy Orton in the original Evolution. Orton was in his early twenties and was the youngest member of the group. Finn Balor Finn Balor has been out of action since his injury at the SummerSlam last year, but WWE rumors of his return at the Wrestlemania33 have surfaced time and again. [Image by WWE] Finn Balor has been Triple H’s biggest NXT signing to date and has received much credit for making NXT a brand that it is today. In terms of in-ring abilities, Balor has a completely different style than both Owens and Joe. His inclusion will certainly help in creating a dynamic new faction. Rusev Rusev has had a lot of ups and downs in the past few years. Since losing his title, there has been no clear direction for him, and WWE rumors suggest that he would be included in the new faction to give a new life to his character. He has been considered as one of the top stars for WWE in past few years. Since his debut on the main roster in April 2014, Rusev has held The United States Champion title for a considerable amount of time before losing it to John Cena and later to Roman Reigns. Triple H’s new faction can greatly benefit from the inclusion of a young wrestler like Rusev. It will also give WWE a new option of a superstar who can focus on the mid-card title on RAW. Who will be the fourth member of Triple H’s new faction? Let us know your views in the comment section below. [Featured Image by WWE]

WWE News: Former Tag Team Champ Speaks Out Against Roman Reigns Haters

Roman Reigns is hated by a good percentage of the WWE Universe. And it has often appeared as if WWE wants to sweep the boos he gets under the rug, and insist that he is the man that the fans should be cheering as the next alpha babyface of the company. Now, it would seem that one of the company’s backstage officials – former WWE Tag Team Champion “Road Dogg” Jesse James – is speaking out against the fans who boo Reigns on Monday Night RAW, and insisting they represent the minority and not the true voice of the WWE Universe. A second-generation wrestler, Road Dogg (Brian James in real life) is the son of “Bullet Bob” Armstrong, and one of four brothers who had joined their father in the pro wrestling business. Originally introduced as the roadie to then-kayfabe country singer Jeff Jarrett, James adopted the “Road Dogg” Jesse James moniker in the late-1990s, as he teamed up with Billy Gunn to form The New Age Outlaws. The duo won six WWE Tag Team Championships, including an unexpected run with the titles in early-2014, as they briefly returned to feud against CM Punk in his final days before walking out of WWE. After the New Age Outlaws made their brief WWE comeback, both James and Gunn returned to their backstage roles behind the scenes. And while Gunn has been out of the WWE since 2015, Road Dogg has remained in the company in his role as backstage producer. He is also a key part of the SmackDown Live writing team – contrary to reports suggesting he had replaced head writer Ryan Ward in his job, Top Rope Press confirmed in January that Brian James, a.k.a. Road Dogg, now holds a “VP title of sorts” in the blue brand, overseeing a team of writers including Ward himself. As an important backstage employee within WWE, Road Dogg got vocal on Sunday night when responding on Twitter to a video of Roman Reigns spearing current arch-rival Braun Strowman. With both the @pwstream account and a user named @RyanCooper_96 appearing impressed by the video, James tweeted back in reply, observing the positive crowd reaction to Roman Reigns – no hateful boos or jeers, just appreciative cheers from the audience at Regensburg, Germany, where WWE recently held a house show. “Look at the crowd when it happens. The anti-establishment minority doesn’t want you to know that reaction!” #RomanReigns grants Coee’s wish in Los Angeles pic.twitter.com/OwFDAwxd4h — Roman (@Fileana2) February 21, 2017 According to WrestlingNews.co, there is a grain of truth to what Road Dogg had said. While Roman Reigns haters are quite common in the “Internet Wrestling Community” or smart fans in general, the “Big Dog” holds appeal among different types of casual fans and receives generally positive crowd reactions on WWE Live house shows. “Reigns does get cheered on most house shows because those shows consist mostly of families.” ‘Road Dogg’ in his younger days, wrestling The Rock during WWE’s ‘Attitude Era.’ [Image by WWE] What could be a bigger issue, the publication added, is how Reigns’ star power has not made much of an impact in terms of house show attendance. In 2016, some WWE live events headlined by Dean Ambrose were bigger draws than those headlined by Roman Reigns. “Reigns is expected to be the face of the company but he is not making a difference at the box office. The only time there’s a real difference in live event attendance is when (John) Cena is on a show.” At Fastlane later this week, it’s going to be Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns, and the negative fan reactions may be heating up again at the last Monday Night RAW-exclusive pay-per-view before WrestleMania 33. And it may likely be at ‘Mania where the boos grow louder and angrier than ever before, as Roman is expected to be facing The Undertaker. While it may sound to RAW viewers as if Roman Reigns’ haters well outnumber his fans, it is worth noting that he does have his share of supporters, especially in the casual sector and among families. [Featured Image by WWE]

WWE News: Major Details Revealed For Seth Rollins' Return On 'Raw' Tonight

During tonight’s edition of Monday Night Raw, Seth Rollins will return to WWE television and address his injury status for Wrestlemania 33, which has been rumored for weeks. About a month ago, Triple H finally returned to Raw himself to explain why he betrayed Rollins back in July. Before Rollins could even get in the ring with HHH, Samoa Joe made his main roster debut, attacked, and severely injured Rollins’ knee. Seth Rollins suffered a torn MCL and hasn’t been featured on WWE programming since. His Wrestlemania status has been unconfirmed as well. Apparently, WWE officials are still planning for Rollins to face HHH in Orlando. Initially, Seth was meant to face Samoa Joe at WWE FastLane on Sunday, but his injury forced WWE to call a few audibles to stall for time until WWE doctors could get a clear evaluation of his knee. The timetable for a torn MCL is somewhere between six to eight weeks, which means that Seth is in serious danger of missing his second straight Wrestlemania. The best case scenario is Seth Rollins would be cleared for the event with WWE doctors only a few days before the grandest stage of them all. However, the WWE Universe won’t have to wait much longer because Rollins is making a major announcement on Raw tonight. [Image by WWE] It’s been reported that Seth Rollins will be appearing on Raw tonight, and the assumption has been that he’ll finally be addressing his status for Wrestlemania 33. The latest injury update for him claimed that WWE doctors are claiming that he will not be able to compete, and WWE officials will be forced to cancel the feud between HHH and Rollins. However, some new details have been revealed for his return to WWE television. According to a new report, Seth Rollins was only going to be featured in an interview segment with Michael Cole on Raw tonight. However, it’s confirmed that Rollins is actually in Green Bay for tonight’s show, so he could be appearing in front of the camera as well. It’s been reported that if Seth is coming to Raw with good news, WWE officials may keep him off WWE television until Wrestlemania for him to fully recover in time. Obviously, Seth Rollins vs. Triple H is the plan until it’s confirmed that the former can’t compete. However, WWE officials do have a backup plan for The Game. Apparently, the next WWE Superstar to face Triple H would be Finn Balor, who is about to return from a severe injury himself very soon. It’s unclear how WWE would make that feud work, but WWE officials have a plan for the worst case scenario. [Image by WWE] If the rivalry between Seth Rollins and Triple H is going to continue into Wrestlemania, the majority of the build will happen on the microphone. WWE officials may not have Rollins back on WWE television until the grandest stage of them all. The Game will have to carry the majority of the feud unless WWE officials change their minds and Rollins appears on Raw before Wrestlemania, which is necessary for at least one segment. Since Seth Rollins will be in Green Bay, it’s possible that his in-ring confrontation with Triple H may happen during tonight’s show. In some ways, the tension would be even greater if the two men are finally in a WWE ring together, but the WWE Universe knows that Seth can’t get retribution until Wrestlemania. In fact, the injury could help build the rivalry if WWE officials are smart about how to book Seth while he’s in town. Obviously, WWE officials want him recovering off the road if there’s still a chance that he could be ready for the grandest stage of them all. All it takes is one slight complication with his recovery for WWE to pull Seth from the card. The WWE Universe will be anxious to hear what Seth Rollins has to reveal tonight on Raw. [Featured Image by WWE]