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The Grapevine (11/4/16): Vince's the Limit


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.

We finally have some more dirt on the main event of Hell in a Cell:


  • The original plans were to have Sasha Banks retain at Hell in a Cell, but Vince McMahon changed his mind a day before the show. There is a reason but the exact one wasn't given; all we know is that it has nothing to do with heat on Sasha, fears of an injury, or Charlotte's undefeated streak at PPVs.

    In other news, only Vince was against having the match go on last on the show, and had to be talked into it by Triple H and the whole Creative team. It was also apparently true that two big spots, including the heavily-rumored Charlotte moonsault from the top of the Cell, were nixed. (Source: WON)

We say: So if Vince decided to change it before the show, it means he simply wanted to, out of whimsy (at best) or pettiness (at worst). Look where that got him. The worst part, though? He never learns, anyway. But regardless, something smells fishy about this.

  • It seems as though 205 Live will really be a live WWE Network show that airs right after SmackDown Live does on the USA Network. It's said that there are already people complaining about staying an extra hour in the arena. This also still means that the Cruiserweight division is still exclusive to RAW, despite rumors of SmackDown getting their own brand. (Source: WON)

We say: This still doesn't sound like the best of ideas, but let's just hope that the booking makes it worth everyone's while.

  • Anthem Sports & Entertainment, the Fight Network's parent company, announced a partnership with TNA. However, Billy Corgan, who is out of the company while he's still suing TNA, is claiming that he still hasn't been paid two days after both companies said they would reimburse him for his loans. (Source: TNA)

We say: A new financier doesn't exactly give us confidence that TNA is staying alive to see 2017. Well, maybe not the end of 2017.

Let us know what you think of today's news in the comments!

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