WWE has begun planning possible opponents for Becky Lynch at Wrestlemania 36 next year in Tampa, FL.
While original plans had Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair at next year’s Mania, that has changed in the last few weeks.
According to Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer, WWE plans to have Lynch as the top female star at next year’s event, but her opponent has yet to be revealed. The company has ruled out Stephanie McMahon, Charlotte Flair, and Ronda Rousey as possible opponents. The report notes that if Rousey does want the spot, she would almost certainly get it.
In a recent Sports Illustrated interview, Lynch did mention how she would like to face Sasha Banks in the future. She stated that they had great matches in NXT, but now that she is “The Man”, things are much different.
Although she wasn’t explicit in taking a shot at Banks taking time off, Lynch did mention that she has “fallen from grace” and “she can’t hack it”.
At one time, Sasha Banks was the top dog, she was ‘The Boss,’ but Sasha’s fallen from grace. It seems like she can’t hack it.
I would love to go toe-to-toe, ‘The Man’ vs. ‘The Boss,’ to prove who is the top dog now.”
WWE historically begins planning the following year’s Wrestlemania main events a year in advance. Although plans do shift, the company does seem to want to keep Becky Lynch as a main attraction.
Oney Lorcan Reportedly Requests Release From WWE Contract
205 Live Star Requests Release From WWE
Oney Lorcan has requested his release from WWE.
According to PWInsider, Lorcan requested his release from the company at the end of October, and multiple sources have confirmed the story.
Lorcan signed with WWE in September 2015 following a strong independent run in numerous promotions such as EVOLVE, Beyond Wrestling, and CZW.
On social media, Lorcan has changed his name back to his former persona Biff Busick, bit has not publicly commented on his intentions to leave the company.
Lorcan last wrestled on the 10/25 edition of 205 Live.
He joins a number of talent who have reportedly requested their release over the last year, including The Revival, Mike Kanellis, Sin Cara, and ACH (Jordan Myles).
It’s unknown if WWE plans to grant him his release, or keep him under contract.
ACH aka Jordan Myles Holds Q&A, Speaks On WWE Status, Beef With Jay Lethal, Mental Health, and More
ACH aka Jordan Myles has returned to social media, and hosted a live Q&A session where he addresses a number of hot topics, including his current status with WWE, mental health, and his beef with ROH star Jay Lethal.
He spoke about the controversial t-shirt design, which sparked his public anger towards WWE. His stance towards the design remains the same, and says the shirt was “completely racist”. He admitted that his comments regarding the situation was fueled by emotion, but has no apologies, as he meant what he said.
As far as his current status with WWE, he didn’t provide full details on any discussions he had with management. He states he doesn’t know if he will be released, but is mentally free from the company. Based on his comments, he is still under contract with WWE.
He admitted he is suffers with mental health issues, and does have anxiety and depression. He says a lot of anger from the past came out when speaking on the t-shirt controversy.
ACH didn’t go into much detail regarding his beef with Jay Lethal. He put the onus on Lethal to explain the situation, and said he doesn’t wish to put more flames to the fire. He would wrestle Lethal again, for the love of wrestling, and would leave any beef they have outside the ring.
Check out the full Q&A session below
The Brian Kendrick Says He’s ‘Taking A Leave Of Absence’ From WWE
205 Live Wrestler Taking A Break
WWE 205 Live star The Brian Kendrick is taking a break from the ring according a Twitter post.
Kendrick tweeted, “It’s been 3 years since my last #Cruiserweight Title opportunity. Since then, it has become evident that nobody on @WWE205Live understands nor respects the road that I paved for them. Therefore I am taking an indefinite leave of absence from the ring.”
It’s been 3 years since my last #Cruiserweight Title opportunity. Since then, it has become evident that nobody on @WWE205Live understands nor respects the road that I paved for them. Therefore I am taking an indefinite leave of absence from the ring. @WWE #205live pic.twitter.com/MJftDpQl1F
— Brian Kendrick (@mrbriankendrick) November 15, 2019
Brian Kendrick won the WWE Cruiserweight Championship in 2016 after defeating TJ Perkins at the Hell In A Cell PPV.
Kendrick was out of action for several months, after suffering a broken orbital bone at the hands of Hideo Itami. He was out of action from December 2017 to April 2018.
It’s unknown is any personal issues or injuries are preventing him from competing. Further details will be provided once they are known.