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The Grapevine (8/28/15): This Week's Semi-Regular NXT Signings Update



Good morning, everyone! Welcome to the Grapevine, where we round up the (technically unconfirmed) rumors from the wild world of pro wrestling that you may have missed over the weekend.

The post-SummerSlam weekend bits continue this week:



  • It's now confirmed that KANA has signed with the WWE. Dave Meltzer has affirmed that the joshi star had signed with the company two weeks ago. (Source: WON, WrestlingInc)

We say: KANA, from REINA Joshi Puroresu might be the biggest signing for NXT since Sara Del Rey was brought in as a coach. She's known as the girl who beat our girl Syuri for the REINA World Women's Championship. This should be great (and we pray for all the Divas down at Full Sail).


  • And speaking of Performance Center coaches, Sarah Stock (formerly known as Sarita from TNA) might be headed to the WWE. She announced that she was leaving CMLL, finishing up with the company on September 18. She said that new opportunities have opened up for her. Stock was seen down at Orlando back in June to teach the NXT Divas a few things about lucha libre. (Source: WrestlingInc)

We say: If she comes down to the Performance Center, adding a new style of wrestling could only mean good things. Should that happen, it's entirely possible that one day, Performance Center graduates could end up being ahead of the curve from their indy and main roster counterparts. The times are a-changin'.


  • SummerSlam could be headed back out west next year. While the weekend at Brooklyn was a success, there are now talks to bring it to Las Vegas or back to Los Angeles in 2016. (Source: F4WOnline)

We say: Thaaaaat's interesting. Did the rowdy crowd have something to do with this decision?

What do you think? Would you want to see more luchadors come into NXT? Who do you want to see come in? Let us know in the comments!

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