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The Grapevine (5/10/16): Shoot Love



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

We have some news on the EVOLVE angle with EC3 and Drew Galloway:


  • The segment where Ethan Carter III and Drew Galloway shot on the WWE at EVOLVE 61 is apparently not meant to be a TNA vs. WWE angle. While it is meant to have an anti-WWE vibe, it's not the endgame, as WWE (being partners with Gabe Sapolsky and EVOLVE) would not have signed off on it if they knew that was the direction it was heading in. EC3 and Galloway will be facing TJ Perkins and Johnny Gargano, who have qualified for the Cruiserweight Classic presumably in the next EVOLVE show. (Source: Wrestling Observer Radio)

We say: Not WWE vs. TNA? Sure, and martial law was a prosperous time for the Philippines. All kidding aside, we can see how running an anti-WWE angle doesn't necessarily have to mean starting a WWE vs. TNA war. It does make for more riveting storytelling, and we hope Gabe can continue to push the envelope (and Vince doesn't get all petty about it).


  • There are reportedly more WWE releases in the pipeline. Further announcements are expected to be made by the end of May. (Source: PWInsider)

We say: Welp. Who else is left to cut here? We have a feeling that the rest of it will mostly be minor NXT guys.


  • Dana Brooke is backstage at RAW tonight. No word on whether her character is actually debuting, but she's at the show in Omaha, Nebraska. She did not work any live events, however, as she's been injured since her feud with Asuka. (Source: WrestlingInc)

We say: That's interesting. She's not the NXT star we were waiting for, and if she hasn't worked any weekend shows, then we have a feeling they're bringing her in as a non-wrestling character at the moment? Perhaps Emma's sidekick?

What do you think? Do you want to see more of the EC3/Galloway stuff? Do you want to see Dana Brooke on RAW? Who else is getting the pink slip? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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