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WWE Rumors on Ricochet’s Future and Andrade; Replace on Asuka’s Damage Standing

WWE/Getty Images Bleacher Report catches you up on the latest news from the WWE Universe. Ricochet’s Future Uncertain Ahead of Upcoming WWE Departure After Ricochet reportedly informed WWE that he plans to leave the company when his contract expires this summer, it’s not clear what’s next for the high-flyer. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer

WWE Rumors on Ricochet’s Future and Andrade; Replace on Asuka’s Damage Standing

MONTREAL, CANADA - APRIL 15: Ricochet makes the save for Andrade during Monday Night RAW at the Bell Centre on April 15, 2024 in Montreal, Canada.  (Photo by WWE/Getty Images)

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

Ricochet’s Future Unsure Forward of Upcoming WWE Departure

After Ricochet reportedly informed WWE that he plans to go away the corporate when his contract expires this summer time, it is not clear what’s subsequent for the high-flyer.

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer E-newsletter (h/t Subhojeet Mukherjee of Ringside Information) mentioned that “in response to these near the scenario, all the pieces is up within the air” between Ricochet and WWE after PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported on Saturday, “We’re instructed that Ricochet is predicted to be written out of WWE storylines very quickly prematurely of the contract expiration.”

Ricochet is a member of the Uncooked model and has been engaged in a rivalry with Bron Breakker in latest weeks, but it surely seems like their storyline will probably be coming to an finish quickly.

Whereas The One and Solely’s WWE future is riddled with query marks, it seems like he will not have a scarcity of choices if he hits the open market.

“One supply we spoke with mentioned they had been giving Ricochet ‘all of the credit score on the planet for betting on himself.’ One would suppose he’ll shortly be a sizzling commodity as a free agent,” Johnson wrote.

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Ricochet is a former intercontinental, United States and NXT North American champion in addition to the first-ever WWE Pace champion.

The 35-year-old is likely one of the most fun in-ring performers within the enterprise, so maybe a change in surroundings will profit him as he seeks new alternatives exterior WWE.

Andrade Reportedly to Win Ricochet’s Title, Stay on SmackDown

With Ricochet’s impending departure on the horizon, WWE reportedly made a swift choice to have somebody substitute him as WWE Pace champion.

Throughout the newest tapings for WWE Pace this previous Friday, Andrade defeated Ricochet to win the title.

Fightful Choose (h/t Subhojeet Mukherjee of Ringside Information) reported that El Idolo is predicted to proceed having a task on SmackDown throughout his title reign.

“We’re instructed Andrade remains to be more likely to seem on SmackDown regardless of being booked to win the WWE Pace Championship,” the report said.

After a two-year run in AEW, Andrade made his return to WWE in the course of the males’s Royal Rumble match in January. He is concerned in a storyline with Legado del Fantasma, however he hasn’t cracked the primary occasion scene but.

Andrade additionally not too long ago appeared to point out frustration with WWE’s reserving choices, as he responded to a fan’s question on social media about why Latino wrestlers are regularly booked towards each other by tweeting, “I ponder the identical!!!!!”

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It seems Andrade has been allowed to go in a brand new route with the WWE Pace Championship now round his waist, so followers can count on some enjoyable matches throughout his reign.

Asuka Offers Damage Replace with Social Media Picture

Asuka was compelled to withdraw from the Queen of the Ring event as a consequence of a knee damage. After present process surgical procedure, she gave followers an replace with a social media image of her utilizing a walker with a solid and a brace wrapped round he left leg:

ASUKA / 明日華 @WWEAsuka

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Asuka confirmed on her YouTube channel final month that she was taking the time to deal with her lingering knee points.

“After Backlash and the European tour, I needed to take a break to deal with my knee that I had been hurting for some time,” she mentioned (h/t Subhojeet Mukherjee of Ringside Information). “My companions Kairi [Sane] and Dakota [Kai] helped me lots throughout this tour as I couldn’t transfer at my finest. I’m very grateful to each of them.”

It is unclear how a lot time The Empress of Tomorrow will miss, however she’s unlikely to be again within the ring anytime quickly.

Her Harm CTRL stablemates, Dakota Kai, Kairi Sane and Iyo Sky, have struggled to search out success since shifting to Uncooked within the WWE draft, and the street forward will probably be much more tough with out Asuka.

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