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The Grapevine (9/13/17): Ain't Nobody Ready



Good morning, and this is the 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.

  • Asuka heading to RAW is the result of some internal debate on which brand she should end up in. Officials felt that the women's division on RAW was not as deep as the one on SmackDown, and that Asuka would do much better on the red brand. Asuka is speculated to debut in October after she recovers from her supposed collarbone injury. (Source: Wrestling Observer Radio)
We say: Red flags everywhere—RAW has somewhat bigger names and just as many people in their women's division, but the fact that it's not "as deep" is no fault of the women on the roster, but rather the people running the show. Not to put a damper on things, but who's to say how soon RAW would mess up Asuka?
  • It's possible that Braun Strowman may win the WWE Universal Championship at No Mercy. The original plan for the show was for Lesnar to retain, but as of this week's episode of RAW, the focus has been shifted on Brock Lesnar as the underdog in the feud. Lesnar won't be appearing live on the go-home episode next week. (Source: F4WOnline)
We say: If the plan is to change hands, wouldn't it have been better to do so at SummerSlam?
  • Rey Mysterio is not signing with GFW after all. There was an offer from the company but Rey decided not to take it, nixing the company's plans of having a Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto El Patron match at this year's Bound For Glory. This means that he would not have a home promotion after leaving Lucha Underground following the end of the current season. 
We say: That might just be the best move for Rey, in all honesty, considering how bad things really are (reportedly) down in Orlando. 

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

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