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The Grapevine (6/29/16): Pumout

Good morning, and this is your daily Grapevine! This section of Smark Henry is where we round up all the founded and unfounded rumors abound the pro wrestling scene that you may have missed over the evening.

Here's some pretty big Lucha Underground news:

  • As of the last set of Lucha Underground tapings, Ricochet AKA Prince Puma is now done with the company. He wrapped up the entirety of Season 3. He is contractually not able to go to WWE just yet, so he will continue taking indy and NJPW shows until he is allowed to sign with WWE in 2017. Of course, the option of returning to LU is still possible. (Source: F4WOnline)

We say: Wow. Just... wow. Even though Prince Puma was not a perfect character, Ricochet was dynamic and exciting enough to deserve being the guy to build the show around. And although Matanza is a freak of nature, he's just not the same. It's a shame the proud, promising son of LU has fallen this far—but at least he's now open for WWE.

  • Bray Wyatt has been pulled from the upcoming WWE Japan tour this weekend. He was originally scheduled to face Shinsuke Nakamura on Friday; instead, the rumored Nakamura/Chris Jericho match is finally happing. Nakamura will be facing Kevin Owens on July 2. (Source: WrestlingInc)

We say: Even though that would have been an interesting matchup to see, Jericho/Nakamura is also a big deal on paper. Let's just hope they have better chemistry than Jericho had with Ambrose.

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