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The Grapevine (2/1/16): The League of Injuries



Good morning everyone, and welcome to the Grapevine! This is our daily post rounding up all the interesting rumors from the wild, wild world of pro wrestling that you may have missed over the weekend.

It's a heavy Monday morning this first of February (rabbit):



  • Alberto del Rio is apparently injured. He was injured after taking a vertical suplex from Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble, and he's down in Birmingham, Alabama to get looked at. He's still scheduled for a rematch with Kalisto at Fastlane on Feb. 21. (Source: F4WOnline)

We say: It's official—the League of Nations is now the League of Injuries. Again, WWE, again... HOW MANY TOP STARS ARE YOU WILLING TO LOSE BEFORE YOU START MAKING A CHANGE?


  • Lucha Underground is getting a third season. It was announced to the cast in the locker room during yesterday's season two finale tapings, although there isn't a set date for filming yet. The show will also be hitting the iTunes Store soon. (Source: WON)

We say: After the excruciating will-they-won't-they wait between seasons one and two, this is some really great news to hear. No matter what other people say, Lucha Underground is one hell of a show. If you haven't gotten on board yet, check out Anthony Cuello's first Temple Rants for this season to see what you've been missing.


  • Shinsuke Nakamura is apparently reporting to the WWE Performance Center this week. This follows his final NJPW show last Saturday, where he won a six-man tag match with fellow CHAOS stablemates Kazuchika Okada and Tomohiro Ishii against Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto, and Katsuyori Shibata. (Source: PWInsider)

We say: IT HAS BEGUN. (Although NJPW booking Nakamura to win is slightly curious. Then again, AJ Styles was given a win on his last show with them.)


  • WWE was not happy with the Rock's segment, but it's not for the reason you think. It was because he went off the script and gave some undeserved airtime to a distracting group of fans dressed as The Rock, Undertaker, Hulk Hogan, and Randy Savage. The fans, who got "Randy Savage" chants at the show, had to be moved because they were visible on TV. Officials were not happy that they were distracting the crowd and got TV time because of it, but couldn't do anything about it as it's the Rock, and the Rock gets away with a lot of things. (Source: WON)

We say: Yeah, terrible fans are terrible, but WWE finds this more appalling than their own pettiness with regard to Lana? We can't wait for a new generation to take over.

What do you think? What should the WWE do to minimize injuries? Are you excited for a third season of Lucha Underground? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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