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From the WWE Rumor Mill: Rumor killer on the return of WarGames 

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11.31K   //    07 Mar 2018, 04:13 IST

WarGames won't be returning later this year
WarGames won't be returning later this year

What's the story?

Earlier today it was reported by Shawn Lealos of AXS.com that the WarGames structure would make its returns to the NXT Takeover this November, a year after it debuted. It seems WWE themselves have dismissed these reports in the past few hours.

In case you didn't know...

The structure that was mainly used by WCW, debuted in NXT back in November as part of the Survivor Series weekend when Sanity, The Authors of Pain, Roderick Strong, and Undisputed Era collided inside the steel.

It was The Undisputed Era who came out on top but, it seems that all three teams bore the scars from that match. The match in NXT was different from the original rules of the match since there was no roof on the cage and pinfalls were allowed. When the match originally debuted in 1987, the only way to win was if someone was knocked unconscious or they submitted.

The heart of the matter

AXS.com reported that WarGames was set to return for the second year running in November, but it seems that WWE has shot down all of these reports and AXS has since removed all the links to the match from their website.

According to a report from RingsideNews.com, the company has shot down reports to F4Wonline.com as it seems that AXS published inaccurate information regarding WWE's show at The Staples Centre in Los Angeles in November.

What's next?

NXT Takeover: Chicago has been officially announced in May, so it seems that if NXT's Takeover show in November is set to have a stipulation, then the company will announce it in the near future. Right now the buildup is focused on NXT Takeover: New Orleans in less than five weeks time.

Author's take

WarGames was a fantastic stipulation to bring in at the time, but it seemed to be more of an inconvenience than anything, with all the other stars having to wrestle in one of the two rings all night. It also means that WWE has to find an arena big enough to hold the structure when they struggled enough to find one for Elimination Chamber. Maybe WarGames should be a stipulation that is only brought back when needed so that the novelty doesn't wear off and the company doesn't destroy the significance of such a huge structure.


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