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The Grapevine (9/22/15): The Post-Night of Champions Rumor Roundup



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 evening.

So much is coming out of Night of Champions yesterday:



  • Sting's neck injury is apparently so bad that doctors could not give a prognosis just yet. It's said that the most serious damage came from Seth Rollins's turnbuckle bomb. He's now resting at home tonight even though he's scheduled for RAW. (Source: TMZ Sports and WrestlingInc)

We say: Jesus H. Christ. Let's hope that Sting's injury isn't as bad as Tyson Kidd's. Is Seth Rollins too unsafe, or is it just a string of bad luck? We're figuring it's the latter, or at the very least, a mix of both.


  • Chris Jericho is not at this week's RAW. He was only scheduled for Night of Champions, and there are no plans yet on where they'll take the angle from here. (Source: PWInsider)

We say: Well... that's rather short-sighted, isn't it? Why bring a guy back if someone couldn't commit to having him around and see the angle through? You might as well have brought up someone else who could use the rub.


  • WWE is now considering filing criminal charges to fans who would hop the rail in the future. The company usually just hits them with lifetime bans, but since that obviously isn't deterring them from the deed, they figure fans will think twice now if they get hit with a lawsuit. (Source: PWInsider)

We say: We just do not understand what is so hard to comprehend about not hopping the guardrail. Do these idiots have a death wish? While on an ordinary day, we'd think a lawsuit would be too harsh, these incidents are forcing the company's hand.


  • Carlito may be returning to the WWE. The company is still looking for a top Hispanic star and he could fit the bill. Carlito's brother Eddie (Primo) and cousin Tito (Epico) still work for the company as Los Matadores, and he was last seen on WWE programming at the 2014 Hall of Fame ceremony, where his father Carlos Sr. was inducted. (Source: MLW Radio)

We say: First of all, WE LOVE THIS NEWS. We love Carlito, and while we're not quite sure he's got what it takes to carry the Latino demographic, it's also true that we never got to see where the ceiling was on his abilities, as he never truly ascended past the midcard.

However, second of all, while we're excited to see him back, we also think that the WWE would never have this problem if they just dealt with the Alberto El Patron incident the right way. That is, to take his side and punish the racist jackass who was talking smack at him. It's their fault and problem that they never really knew what to do with El Patron, and that he became an even bigger Latino star outside WWE.

We're just hoping Carlito's not past his prime yet.

What do you think? Is Seth unsafe? Do you want to see Carlito back and spitting on the faces of people who don't want to be cool? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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