Welcome to today's rumor roundup where we try our best to bring you the most interesting stories of the day. With a spectacular Wrestling weekend featuring PPVs from AEW, NXT UK and NJPW this past week, RAW and SmackDown also managed to deliver quite well.
From Bayley's shocking heel turn to Rowan attacking Daniel Bryan, WWE had a lot of exciting moments for us. Let us take a look at the 4 most buzzworthy news and rumors in the world of sports entertainment for today:
#4 Kurt Angle predicts the KOTR winner
We are currently in the midst of a new era in WWE. No longer does the WWE programming focus only on a select group of individuals, but young up and coming Superstars are being given ample opportunity to shine.
The best example of this new trend is the ongoing King of the Ring tournament where Superstars such as Ali, Cedric Alexander, and Chad Gable have made a mark. Former WWE Champion Kurt Angle had some high praise for Gable in his Tweet:
was never an underdog. I knew early on how great he is, and was. He’s now getting the opportunity to prove how f’ing great he truly is. They say he’s the next Kurt Angle. He is not!!!! He’s Chad Gable, and he’s gonna win King of the Ring!!!!
While the former Tag Team Champion is finally getting recognition for being a tremendous athlete, the road wasn't easy for Gable. In an interview with PWInsider, Gable revealed all of what he had to do in his career so that he would get Vince McMahon to acknowledge him and allow him to do something worthwhile.
#3 Future plans for Daniel Bryan
WWE swerved the audience on SmackDown when it was revealed that Rowan was indeed the attacker and Daniel Bryan had no role to play in the recent attacks on Roman Reigns. As a result, Reigns will now be facing Rowan at Clash of Champions.
However, as per Cagesideseats, there are still plans to have Daniel Bryan vs Roman Reigns in the future. However, with Rowan ambushing Bryan as well on SmackDown, it will be interesting to see if it was merely a devious ploy by Bryan himself or has the former WWE Champion turned face again. If the latter turns out to be true, it would be quite a task for WWE to continue a program around Bryan and Reigns.
#2 The Cruiserweight Championship match gets a new participant
The Cruiserweight Championship match at Clash of Champions saw a major shake-up on 205 Live as Lince Dorado of the Lucha House Party got added to the already announced match between Champion Drew Gulak and Humberto Carrillo, making it a triple threat match.
Dorado defeated Carrillo in a match on 205 Live which had a stipulation which would add Daroda to the Championship match at Clash of Champions if he won.
#1 Stephanie McMahon confirms a hilarious rumor about The Chairman
It is no secret that the Chairman of WWE - Vince McMahon - is a quirky man. One of the longstanding rumors regarding McMahon was that he absolutely hates sneezing. Yes, you read that right, the former WWE Champion apparently hates it when people around him - including himself - sneeze.
Now, McMahon's own daughter Stephanie McMahon has revealed that all these stories are definitely true. While speaking to Barstool Sports, Stephanie talked about Vince McMahon and why he hates to sneeze and if he gets angry with her on sneezing:
"He doesn’t hate me for it [sneezing] but it’s always with like a grrr, a grimace. But, on the flip side, I’ve been around when he has sneezed...
...It’s just because he doesn’t like anything he can’t control. The fact that he can’t control the sneeze is very… makes him upset.”
She also spoke about her marriage with Triple H:
Forbidden love too, by the way. I was forbidden to date, you know the wrestlers. And then for him to take the ultimate risk and you know go after me the way he did it was all or nothing.”