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The Grapevine (9/28/15): WrestleMania News In September


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 long weekend.

Let's take a look far in advance:



  • If Brock Lesnar isn't facing the Undertaker at WrestleMania 32 (more on that later), then could he be facing the Rock? The answer is no, because Rocky is still scheduled to face Triple H at the event, building on the little segment with Ronda Rousey earlier this year. The original plans were to have a Stephanie vs. Rousey singles match to go along with it, or at the very least, to have Steph and Ronda in their corners. Now that Ronda isn't going to be around at WrestleMania weekend (as of now) they're going to go with just the Triple H/Rock feud. (Source: F4WOnline)

We say: Too bad that the Rowdy One couldn't join us for WrestleMania, but it's probably for the better if it means that she won't get to have a singles match with Steph. No matter how good she is, that may have trainwreck written all over it. Meanwhile, we're not sure what to say about Triple H/The Rock. Yes, it's your usual big-name veteran match for the casual fans, but is it the right call for both men? That remains to be seen.


  • We reported last week on why Lesnar/Undertaker is ending at Hell in a Cell instead of WrestleMania 32 as originally planned. Vince reportedly decided to end the feud already so that both characters could move on in their lives. (Source: WON)

We say: Well, damn—we're not so sure that the feud should have been resuscitated to begin with, but terrible SummerSlam finish aside, we did get mark-out moments from Round 2. Let's hope they leave it all out there for Round 3 (without Taker actually dying).


  • We've already reported on Lucha Underground coming back for a second season, and we've got more details: the new season will premiere early 2016. The crew (not the stable, the entire show) will be taping back at the Temple at Boyle Heights starting early December with a decreased budget. Fortunately, the lower budget will not be noticeable. Other details: the show is trying to negotiate a deal in Mexico that will get them more exposure than the WWE, AAA, and CMLL, and they will be taping a fewer amount of episodes, down from the first season's 39. It's also not confirmed yet, but it's expected that Rey Mysterio will sign with the show to be one of its top stars. (Source: WON)

We say: Finally! We say yes to everything, even the decreased episode count, but we're not so sure on Rey Mysterio taking a top star role. Hopefully "top star" means he'll be a featured performer alongside guys like Alberto El Patron and Johnny Mundo, not like a franchise player such as Prince Puma. Rey's too old for that, we think.

What do you think? Who do you want Lesnar (and Taker) to face at WrestleMania? What are your hopes and dreams for the new season of Lucha Underground? Let us know in the comments below!

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