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The Grapevine (4/19/19): The Grapevine Experience


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 week. Remember to take everything with a grain of salt!

Things you need to know about Sasha Banks and the Viking Experience:

  • Sasha Banks and Bayley also found out they were being split up at the last minute. The Superstar Shakeup saw their team separated as Bayley was moved to SmackDown Live. It's speculated that this is another reason for Banks's frustration with the company, in addition to believing they would get a lengthy reign as WWE Women's Tag Team Champions. At this point, it's confirmed that Banks is being given a few weeks off to consider her options, as was previously reported. (Source: Wrestling Observer Radio)
We say: Imagine being told the one thing that made you happy was being taken away from you, and that's probably what Sasha is feeling right now. Again, we hope she manages to do what she feels is right for her.
  • The reason why Vince McMahon changed the War Raiders' name is not because of the word "war," but simply because he did not like it. At one point, they were set to debut as the Berzerkers before settling on the Viking Experience. (Source: Wrestling Observer Radio)
We say: Fine, but there could've been better options than either the Viking Experience or the Berzerkers?
  • Dean Ambrose's match with WWE this Sunday at The Shield's Last Chapter is his very last with the company. He is still booked in live events this weekend and is just finishing up his dates. (Source: Wrestling Inc)
We say: Why do the big farewell at Fastlane when this was still on the table? It would be one thing if it weren't a special on the WWE Network, but doing so kind of negates what they built up on that PPV.

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

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