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WWE Rumor Roundup: Friends in backstage fight after on-screen segment, Paige controversy- 29th April 2021

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Welcome to another edition of the daily WWE Rumor Roundup where we bring you the biggest stories and rumors from the world of WWE.

WWE has a rich history of big names failing to get along. There have been numerous backstage scuffles involving top names over the years. We will talk about why two former WWE Champions had a backstage fight soon after an on-screen segment in today's edition.

This article will also take a look at Alberto Del Rio's side of the story regarding his ex-girlfriend Paige's domestic abuse controversy, among many other interesting stories.

So without further ado, let's dive in and check out some big WWE stories:


#5 Backstage fight between Eddie Guerrero and Kurt Angle in WWE

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Kurt Angle revealed the truth about rumors of him having a backstage altercation with Eddie Guerrero soon after they had an on-screen segment with each other. Angle stated that Guerrero was furious after Angle and his goons beat him up on-screen and took it out on Angle backstage.

The former WWE champion claimed on The Hannibal TV that he didn't even touch Guerrero during the beat-down and it was Luther Reigns and Mark Jindrak who were doing his bidding. Despite that Eddie Guerrero pushed Angle, leading both men to engage in a scuffle. Angle explained:

''I said "Eddie, I didn't touch you" and he said I did and he pushed me. I said "Don't push me again" and I pushed him back. He tried to double-leg me and it wasn't that hard to fight him off, me being an amateur wrestler. It was pretty easy and I put him in a chokehold and started choking him out and then Big Show broke it up.''

Angle stated that he was glad that Big Show intervened as he loved Eddie and did not want to fight him. Angle and Guerrero were good friends backstage, but even close comrades can get into heated fights sometimes in WWE.

#4 Alberto Del Rio talks about domestic abuse rumours involving WWE's Paige

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Alberto Del Rio has led a controversial life. The former WWE Champion was in a long term relationship with Paige before the two had an unamicable split. Speaking to Lucha Libre Online's Hugo Savinovich, Del Rio spoke about the rumors suggesting he was involved in domestic violence while he was dating Paige. Del Rio said:

''In that relationship between Paige and me, there was a person who was arrested 3 times in San Antonio, Las Vegas, and Orlando for domestic violence; it was not me. There is a person who has 6, 7 police reports for domestic violence in San Antonio."

The former IMPACT and WWE star said that Paige and he had clubbed their resources in the hopes of building an empire. However, their break-up led to a major problem.

He revealed that both had signed a confidentiality agreement even though Paige did not own a house or car, and had only $70,000 in her bank account at the time. So Del Rio was the only one at risk of losing something in the relationship.

#3 Daniel Bryan moving to another brand in WWE

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It was initially believed that the stipulation for Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan's match on WWE SmackDown would be for Bryan to retire if he loses to the Tribal Chief. However, WWE have made it clear that if Bryan loses, he will only be banished from SmackDown.

Cageside Seats have reported that the current speculation is that former WWE champion Daniel Bryan will lose on SmackDown and move to RAW or NXT:

'Based on WWE describing Friday’s Universal title match by saying “if Bryan loses, he’ll be banished from SmackDown”, speculation is Daniel Bryan will lose and move to another brand.'

Daniel Bryan has confirmed in interviews that he is looking to transition into a part-time role soon. So it was initially believed that a loss against Roman Reigns could be a way to write Bryan off TV. However, chances are that he will return soon and join either RAW or NXT instead.

It would be beneficial for Bryan to join NXT and help the young superstars of the black and gold brand.

#2 Bobby Lashley to face Daniel Bryan in WWE?

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As discussed previously, 5-time WWE world champion Daniel Bryan could soon be coming to RAW. Former WWE writer Vince Russo stated that a good way for Bryan to retire would be as the WWE Champion after defeating Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship in a grueling match.

The idea behind the match would be that Lashley is 'killing' Daniel Bryan but can't put him down. Eventually, he runs out of gas and Bryan picks up the win in his final WWE match. Russo said:

''Daniel Bryan goes over in the match, like Lashley’s just exhausted,” Russo added. “Even let him roll out, and then the next night is the big goodbye speech. Let Lashley bust that because now Lashley gives him… remember Apollo Creed [in Rocky II]? ‘I beat that man like I’ve never beaten before and he kept coming [back].’ Let him give that speech.''

Russo added that Bobby Lashley could turn babyface after his loss to Daniel Bryan, which would set up MVP aligning with Drew McIntyre. Lashley and McIntyre could then have a rematch at WrestleMania 38 but with The All Mighty as the babyface.

#1 Original plan for Riddle after WWE WrestleMania 37

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WWE's Original Bro, Riddle, is now part of an unconventional tag team with The Viper Randy Orton. The two men squared off last week with Riddle picking up a win against the former WWE Champion.

However, this week on RAW, they joined forces and went on to beat former tag team champions Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin in a tag team match.

As per Fightful Select (via CSS), the original plan for former US Champion Riddle was to continue his feud with Sheamus after WrestleMania 37. The Celtic Warrior defeated Riddle for the US Championship at WrestleMania in a splendid match. CSS explained:

"That site (Fightful) also says the plan after WrestleMania 37 was for Riddle’s program with Sheamus to continue. Obviously, plans changed. “Those backstage in WWE said Orton was in favor of working with Riddle, and the changes made."

It was also reported that the decision for Orton to work with Riddle was made at the last moment, just hours before Monday Night RAW went on air.

Edited by John Cunningham
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