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The Grapevine (9/10/15): More Fan Attacks

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 overnight.

A former TNA star is in hot water:

  • Gunner had reportedly assaulted a fan in a North Carolina indy event. A local fan named Adrian Rohr had apparently written a lot of negative posts about Gunner on social media, and Gunner wasn't happy about them. Fans were chanting "Dixie's reject" at Gunner during the show, which led to Gunner kicking Rohr in the chest in front of his son. The assault was pretty much unprovoked, and Rohr is known to be a "respectful fan." (Source: WON)

We say: That's not good. The story seems to be that while there was a chant, Rohr was not specifically provoking Gunner during the show. That means Gunner is in the wrong, and he went too far. He'll be lucky if he doesn't get hit with a lawsuit. Wrestling fans are allowed to say what they want to say, no matter how negative or ridiculous, and it's up to the wrestler to maintain his composure if the fan isn't actually threatening him.

  • In what could be a spoiler for Night of Champions, the WWE is restocking on the John Cena United States Champion t-shirts. It's the "The Champ Is Here" t-shirts he released right after WrestleMania. (Source: WON)

We say: If this is what's happening, then it's quite a shame. They could have explored the reign more. Well, the entire angle is a shame, but we already knew Seth wasn't going to defend the title as often as Cena did.

  • WWE is worried about people thinking they're racist after the releases of Alberto del Rio and Rey Mysterio, not to mention the mishandling of the Colons as Los Matadores, so they're loading up on stars for their upcoming Mexico tour. Undertaker, Chris Jericho, and Ric Flair are advertised for the tour. (Source: WON)

We say: Hold on. Hold on, hold on, hold on. You're worried that people might think you're racist because you don't seem to have Latino stars anymore, and your solution to this move is ADD MORE WHITE PEOPLE? Why not, we don't know, give the Lucha Dragons a small yet meaningful push and have them main event house shows against the New Day? WHY IS THIS SO DIFFICULT?

What do you think? Should Gunner be blacklisted? Or should someone capitalize on his new heel heat? Is Cena winning again? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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