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The Grapevine (8/25/15): The Post-SummerSlam Edition




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

Here's the choicest news coming out of the biggest show of the summer:



  • Undertaker appeared to collapse after his match, but is fine now. He dropped to his knees on his way to backstage, but was able to recover quickly. He's feeling better now, but isn't at RAW tonight, as he's flown out of New York already. (Source: WrestlingInc)

We say: Yikes. While yesterday's match was a lot better than the WrestleMania XXX outing, it seems as though no matter how hard Taker trains, his body just isn't holding up that much. We don't actually know how much he can commit to the lifestyle again—while we'd like to compare him to Jushin Thunder Liger, who is in great health, no two people are the same. Can he actually hold up for a third match against Lesnar? We'll see, we guess.


  • People backstage were reportedly impressed by Stephen Amell's ring work last night. Amell was "blown away" by the entire experience, and now there are talks for a singles match with Stardust. However, it isn't a confirmed plan and it's likely something they could do somewhere down the line. (Source: PWInsider)

We say: We told you Amell was gonna be a great fit for the ring, setting the new bar for celebrity guests. We don't mind a match against Stardust somewhere down the line, if it means he has more time to train harder for the ring.


  • And speaking of people training for the ring, it's been said that Lana is apparently a talented wrestler, but there are medical issues she has that are holding her back. These issues are apparently preventing her from taking bumps and working an actual match. The rumors about the issues were going around last year, but are resurfacing due to her physical involvement with Summer Rae. (Source: WrestlingInc)

We say: If that's the case, then that's a shame. It seems like Lana really does want to do this. We hope these are all but fears.

What do you think? Do you want to see the Arrow wrestle again? Do you want to see Lana mix it up in the ring? Let us know in the comments!

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