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Seth Rollins Rips Roman Reigns; Booker T Defends The Rock; Nic Nemeth on WWE Return

Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM Bleacher Report catches you up on the latest news from the WWE Universe. Rollins Clowns Reigns’ Light WWE Schedule World heavyweight champion Seth Rollins and undisputed WWE universal champion Roman Reigns have taken several shots at each other as of late, and it continued Saturday on social media. On X

Seth Rollins Rips Roman Reigns; Booker T Defends The Rock; Nic Nemeth on WWE Return

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 07: Seth Rollins speaks on SiriusXM at Super Bowl LVIII  on February 07, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

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Bleacher Report catches you up on the most recent information from the WWE Universe.

Rollins Clowns Reigns’ Gentle WWE Schedule

World heavyweight champion Seth Rollins and undisputed WWE common champion Roman Reigns have taken a number of pictures at one another as of late, and it continued Saturday on social media.

On X, a fan responded to current feedback Rollins made about CM Punk getting back from a torn triceps “in a yr or two till his subsequent harm.”

The fan urged that Rollins was being hypocritical and that he had “extra day off than Santa with accidents.”

Rollins used that as a possibility to level out Reigns’ part-time schedule, tweeting: “Dawg I’ve taken much less day off for accidents within the final 12 years than the opposite champ has taken for trip within the final 2 years.”

At present, Rollins is coping with a knee harm he suffered throughout a title protection in opposition to Jinder Mahal on Uncooked final month. Whereas there was initially some concern about him being cleared to compete at WrestleMania 40 in April, he has insisted that he can be good to go.

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Whereas Rollins has been banged up at numerous factors all through his profession, the one time when he landed on the shelf for a major stretch was in late 2015 when he tore his ACL and missed over six months of motion.

As for Reigns, his time missed over the previous couple of years has been as a result of a good schedule relatively than accidents.

Whereas Reigns has been world champion for practically 1,300 days, he has solely defended the title 3 times in televised matches since final yr’s WrestleMania.

The Tribal Chief acknowledged his restricted schedule in comparison with Rollins in a current promo on SmackDown, however he did not apologize for it, and he additionally disputed Rollins’ declare that the world heavyweight title is the highest championship in WWE.

On the WrestleMania 40 press convention in Las Vegas on Thursday, Reigns and Rollins continued to commerce verbal barbs, however the focus shifted to Cody Rhodes difficult Reigns to a WrestleMania match and The Rock slapping Rhodes as a result of his feedback about his household.

That has left Rollins with out a WrestleMania opponent thus far, however will probably be decided this month at Elimination Chamber by the winner of an Elimination Chamber match.

Booker T Backs The Rock’s WWE Return

The Rock’s return to WWE has acquired a combined response from WWE followers up to now, however WWE Corridor of Famer and WWE NXT announcer Booker T is absolutely behind it.

Talking on his Corridor of Fame podcast (h/t Nikunj Walia of Ringside Information), Booker commented on The Rock’s return and his perception that youthful expertise in WWE can study loads from him:

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“I’ve stated it as soon as, I’ve stated it 1,000 instances there once more; you gotta like The Rock coming again. Guys on the roster want to grasp tips on how to at some point discover themselves in that very same spot. That looks as if that would be the essential objective versus knocking the sport to play, critically to not play the sport. And he is figured the sport out, man, and a younger man … I perceive ending the story, too.

“One factor that these youthful guys on the roster, youthful wrestlers, and the subsequent technology want to grasp is the income. The eyes that somebody likes the proper mind, it being part of an occasion like that. It is extra than simply wrestling. And there once more, these younger guys do that within the locker room, which has that next-level potential. They higher be strategizing. They’ll be serious about what’s subsequent.”

The Rock made a shock return to WWE final month and talked about “The Head of the Desk,” which appeared to be the setup for an eventual match in opposition to his cousin in Roman Reigns.

He subsequently joined TKO’s board of administrators after which appeared on the Feb. 2 episode of SmackDown to as soon as once more tease a WrestleMania match in opposition to Reigns by having a stare-down with him.

In that very same phase, Cody Rhodes indicated that he wouldn’t face Reigns at WrestleMania 40 regardless of profitable the boys’s Royal Rumble match for a second consecutive yr, which did not sit nicely with many followers.

The WWE Universe received #WeWantCody trending on X main as much as final week’s WrestleMania 40 press convention in Las Vegas, which noticed Cody reverse course and select Reigns as his WrestleMania opponent regardless of Reigns selecting The Rock.

Throughout the press convention, The Rock performed a heel character and received warmth from the gang, and it reached one other degree when he slapped Rhodes within the face.

The Rock then informed Triple H to “repair” what occurred whereas strolling backstage with Reigns, which suggests an influence battle storyline is within the offing.

No matter whether or not that was all the time WWE’s plan or if it was an adjustment made after the response to Cody, it ought to make for compelling tv shifting ahead.

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Nemeth Not Contemplating WWE Return

After just lately making his TNA debut, Nic Nemeth addressed his professional wrestling future in an interview with Sportskeeda WrestleBinge.

Throughout the interview (h/t Subhojeet Mukherjee of Ringside Information), Nemeth was requested if he would take into account a return to WWE, and whereas he did not essentially rule it out occurring at some point, he famous that he’s centered on different experiences first:

“I haven’t got [thoughts] like, ‘I received to get again to WWE.’ I requested to go away, and I wanna do a second half of my profession the place I do all the things else however WWE as a result of I’ve achieved it. I have been there. I wanna see what I can do alone. It is like a Twilight Zone episode the place the man’s at like the highest of an organization and he is received all of the gold on the earth. He goes, ‘I wanna return in time and I wanna redo it and do all of it once more from Day One, put all of the exhausting work in, and show to everybody that I can do that once more.’

“We’re all gonna discover out right here, am I all present, no go? Am I a phony that is been sitting round? No, I am gonna steal the present each rattling evening.”

Nemeth was with WWE from 2004 till his launch final yr, primarily underneath the identify Dolph Ziggler.

Over his practically two-decade run in WWE, Nemeth established himself as one of the adorned Superstars within the firm’s historical past. He’s a two-time world heavyweight champion, six-time intercontinental champion, two-time United States champion, four-time tag staff champion, one-time NXT champion and one-time Cash within the Financial institution winner.

Nemeth’s utilization dipped lately, although, and it will definitely turned clear that it will be in his finest curiosity to go away the corporate and discover different alternatives.

He has already made an affect since leaving WWE, making his TNA debut in shock style at Arduous to Kill final month and doing the identical for New Japan Professional-Wrestling at Wrestle Kingdom 18.

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It is not usually {that a} 20-year veteran can really feel recent and rejuvenated, however that’s the case for Nemeth since he’s attending to discover issues he has by no means achieved earlier than.

Whereas Nemeth settled right into a midcard function in WWE, he could be a essential eventer in any variety of different firms, and it appears doubtless that The Needed Man will attempt to show that earlier than serious about a WWE return.

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