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The Grapevine (4/4/17): Strong Style Is Arriving



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.

Your perfunctory important rumors on arriving NXT call-ups:



  • It seems like most of the people who lost at NXT Takeover: Orlando will be getting called up to the main roster soon. That means Shinsuke Nakamura, Andrade "Cien" Almas, and Tye Dillinger are heading up. The Revival may possibly be going up as well. No word on where exactly they'll be going, other than it's likely for Nakamura to be headed to SmackDown Live. Meanwhile, Elias Samson's implied call-up (from losing the Loser Leaves NXT match against Kassius Ohno last week) has apparently been delayed, after being pegged as another sure call-up earlier this year. (Source: F4WOnline)

We say: To be honest, this seems like some strong, well-researched speculation from divining the tea leaves of the Takeover results, but we'll give Meltzer credit for usually getting things right, especially during WrestleMania season. That, and it's high time for Nakamura at least to come onboard anyway. If the Cien call-up is for real, then it's clear that he'll be the newest experiment in a long line of "next big Latino stars" in the WWE. He doesn't have as strong as a chance as Del Rio and Kalisto did simply because of his language skills, but let's hope his heel charisma gets him through (and going to RAW wouldn't help much).



  • The Hardys did not arrive at WrestleMania 33 until late in the show before their match. There was little strong speculation that they would be competing in the show; they told fans in their hotel lobby that night after their Broken Tailgate party that they were going to rest up from Supercard of Honor, but went to the Citrus Bowl instead. Jeff Hardy worked the RAW Tag Team Championship ladder match at WrestleMania seriously hurt from his ladder match in the previous night at Supercard of Honor. (Source: F4WOnline)

We say: We see Jeff hasn't changed one bit.

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

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