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The Grapevine (7/16/15): #UndertakerBack?

Good morning, everyone! Welcome to the Grapevine, and for those who need to catch up, here's today's round-up of the (technically unconfirmed) dirt and rumors from the cartoon world of pro wrestling that you may have missed from the day before.

Some huge, huge news rumors while you were asleep:

  • The Undertaker is rumored to return at Battleground. Between him being in better shape and Paul Heyman taunting Kane with the fact that he's merely the Deadman's baby brother, Reddit user Falconarrow—who, it should be noted, predicted a lot of things correctly lately—is hinting that "the guy with the coffins" will be back at the show. (Source: Reddit)

We say: For all we know, that could be Mil Muertes, but this is interesting. All signs are pointing toward truth. A Brock/Taker rematch would be huge for SummerSlam, and while it could conceivably be the only believable way Seth Rollins would beat Lesnar, I kind of don't want Seth to win because of Taker's return. One thing's for sure: people are going to be tuned into the show now.

  • Injury updates: Sami Zayn claims on NXT that he won't be back in the ring for the rest of the year, and Ryback got injured on RAW. Ryback will not be able to defend the Intercontinental Championship due to a staph infection on his knee.

We say: It seems as though both men have been nursing some nagging injuries, so this is pretty much unsurprising. One thing we do hope, though, is that the Intercontinental Championship isn't actually cursed.

  • In #LOLTNA news, TNA has to cut all footage of Hernandez appearing for them this year. The company thought Hernandez was already legitimately out of his Lucha Underground contract, which apparently was not the case. LU contacted TNA and told them Fernandez couldn't appear on any more episodes of Impact Wrestling. TNA tried to pay LU for his rights, but LU rejected. Hernandez has now been released and all storylines involving the BDC have now been terminated. (Source: PWInsider)

We say: Oh, boy. Ohhhh boy. While we can't put all the blame on TNA, they should've done some more due diligence, especially considering the precarious position their company's already in. Yeah, Fernandez is a scumbag for misleading them, but haven't they learned from Steve Austin to not trust anyone? That was so much effort and money wasted.

What do you think—is Taker appearing on Battleground? Will you be tuning in now? Let us know in the comments!

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