Thanks to Ranjit Chahal for his help with some of the following newsbits:
— While the relationship with The Rock is on thin ice right now, WWE is said to be hoping for him to return in October. Vince McMahon obviously wants to continue the business relationship and has opted against trashing his former heavyweight champion. The belief is that the CEO wants the Rock to return to work the Hell in a Cell pay per view, which is taking place in his hometown of Miami.
— There are talks that AJ Lee could be walking out of the Extreme Rules pay per view with the WWE Divas Championship in hand. While she’s putting in good effort, Kaitlyn simply has not drawn the attention of the fans. Plus, management feels that another title belt could enhance World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler and his trio.
— After watching Monday Night RAW and seeing John Cena teaming up with Kane and Daniel Bryan working against Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins, former WWE Heavyweight Champion Sid Vicious took to Twitter to question if the Achilles injury to Cena is a work or a shoot. Sid Tweeted:
“I’m thinking @JohnCena injury may be part shoot, part work. Thoughts???”