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The Grapevine (4/15/16): Paying The Costs To Be The Boss



Good morning, and welcome to the daily Grapevine! Here is where we round up all the rumors, hearsay and tidbits of news from the wild world of professional wrestling that you may have missed over the evening.

This was supposed to be this morning's edition of the Grapevine, just delayed due to technical difficulties:


  • Sasha Banks is apparently scheduled to win the WWE Women's Championship at SummerSlam. She was supposed to win the title at WrestleMania—that is, up until Becky Lynch was added to the match. The original plans were for Sasha and Charlotte to have a singles feud after WrestleMania, but those will obviously be delayed until she wins at SummerSlam. Charlotte and Natalya are scheduled to feud up until Extreme Rules in May. (Source: WON)

We say: Looks like a case of prolonging the chase to make the eventual triumph sweeter. It might be better that we knew this ahead of time instead of being strung along like back then during the Daniel Bryan/Authority feud, but at the same time, the element of surprise is gone. Of course, plans could easily change between now and then, so never take these things as something that's set in stone.


  • The League of Nations will be breaking up soon. The ejection of King Barrett from the stable was apparently the beginning of the end, but there is no word yet on what they have planned for the other three members. (Source: WON)

We say: Better to euthanize this while it's still early, we suppose, but damn, what a great thing the League of Nations could have been if they just wrote them well. Nothing is ever beyond redemption, but it seems they're set on dismantling the group.


  • King Cuerno had reportedly been trying to get out of his seven-year Lucha Underground contract. WWE had offered him a deal, but he could not break out of his tight contract as he apparently didn't have much leverage to do so. Cuerno returned to action in AAA last week, where he hadn't appeared in a month. (Source: WON)

We say: That is a damn shame. Cuerno might be one of the worst underdog stories flying under the radar right now, and he deserves a lot better than what he gets on Lucha Underground (which is all most of us can see him on right now).


  • TNA apparently has investors that are keeping Impact Wrestling going on TV. The company, which is reportedly having worse money issues than most realize, may need to accept a deal that may see Dixie Carter give up the controlling interest in the promotion. They were not able to pay their rent, which was the reason they had to bounce around different office spaces until finally landing in their merchandise warehouse. (Source: WON)

We say: That might just really have to be the key. If people want TNA to continue existing, they're going to have to give up the reins—and open the possibilities for a better product. Or a worse one. Either way is just as possible right now.

What do you think? Can you wait that long before Sasha wins the title? Are you happy to see League of Nations blow up? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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