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WWE Rumoured To Be Purchasing Evolve | Wrestling News Update, June 12 2020

With news on Paul Heyman and EVOLVE, Matt Booker brings you the Wrestling News Update.

 

TOTAL BELLAS SET TO RETURN

E! has announced that popular reality show, Total Bellas, will return for another series.

The announcement was made the same day as the season five finale. Season six will follow the sisters as they welcome new additions to their families. Season six will premiere this fall. The blurb for the series reads as follows:

The new season will follow the twins’ births as Nikki navigates the joys of parenthood and Brie becomes a mom of two.

PAUL HEYMAN LEAVES WWE CREATIVE ROLE, REPLACED BY BRUCE PRITCHARD

Paul Heyman has been removed from his position heading RAW’s creative team. Paul has been replaced by Bruce Pritchard who also heads up the SmackDown creative team. Click here to find out more.

FORMER WWE WRESTLER DECLARES VICTORY IN PRIMARY

Daniel Rodimer, a former WWE wrestler, has declared victory in the Republican primary in Nevada’s third congressional district. 

Daniel has obtained 44 percent of the votes so far, with his nearest rival having only obtained 32.1 percent.

Daniel started wrestling in 2006, debuting for Deep South Wrestling, a developmental promotion for WWE. He was moved to the main roster quickly, after apparently catching the eye of Stephanie McMahon. After working with the likes of Val Venis, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, Eugene, Shelton Benjamin, and Ric Flair, Rodimer left WWE and retired in 2007. His last match with the company was a WWE title match against John Cena at a house event.

BRET HART APPEARING ON NEXT WEEK’S BACKSTAGE

WWE has advertised that next week’s episode of Backstage will feature none other than Bret Hart. 

While nothing has been said regarding what form Bret will be joining the show in as of yet, but FS1 has announced that 1996’s Survivor Series will be shown beforehand.

Survivor Series 96′ saw Bret defeat Steve Austin in a number one contender’s match. Bret would go on to face Sycho Sid at In Your House 12: It’s Time, but wouldn’t capture the title on that occasion.

MLW SIGNS EXCLUSIVE DEAL WITH SALINA DE LA RENTA

MLW has announced that Salina de la Renta will be making her return to the promotion.

Only saying “I am back!” in the promo, more was revealed in a press release issued by the company. In it, they mention that Salina has a promoting and managing licence. See the full release below:

Salina de la Renta returns to MLW

The Empresaria is back

New York – Major League Wrestling (“MLW”) today announced the return of Salina de la Renta to the organization.

While terms have not been revealed, MLW can confirm Salina is now under an exclusive deal with MLW and has acquired a promoting and managing license.

The Empresaria made her shocking return on this week’s episode Pulp FUSION, MLW’s new digital series available on YouTube. You can see Salina’s return in the video above.

Salina de La Renta is the founder of Promociones Dorado, which acts as a pipeline to the stars of Latin America for sports leagues, TV and film in the United States and abroad.

Having managed some of Mexico’s grandest luchadores, such as LA Park and representing Low Ki during his dominant reign as World Heavyweight Champion, Salina is arguably the most powerful and successful person in the history of the league.

A powerful player in sports and entertainment in Latin America, Salina de la Renta is one of today’s most sophisticated and driven entrepreneurs.

A modern empresaria, Salina de la Renta is connected with the biggest television networks, entertainers and athletes of Latin America. Simply put: If you want best of the best from Latin America, you go to Salina de la Renta who represents the best in Lucha Libre.

While her main office is based out of Dorado, Puerto Rico, de la Renta has satellite offices in Mexico City, Bolivia, Chile and San Diego, Calif.

Correcting those who label her a manager, de la Renta is quick to clarify that she doesn’t “manage wrestlers.” De la Renta says she “showcases premiere Latin talent.”

Known for her clashes with Konnan among others, Salina found herself in the danger zone as Promociones Dorado clashed with CONTRA Unit at Saturday Night SuperFight in November 2019.

Salina mysteriously vanished from MLW soon thereafter. Now back, the world awaits her next move.

REASON FOR CHRIS DEJOSEPH RELEASE REPORTEDLY REVEALED

Chris DeJoseph was reportedly fired from WWE following inappropriate comments made during an online meeting.

Apparently DeJoseph was released last month following his conduct in a number of Zoom meetings according to the Wrestling Observer. Apparently the straw that broke the camels back happened during a meeting with WWE’s Senior Vice President of Creative Services, Stan Stansky, and WWE’s Senior Vice President of E-Commerce and Venue Merchandise, Kevin Moore. 

Although what was actually said isn’t known, when Vince found out, he made the decision to release Chris. 

WWE has already advertised to fill the post.

WWE RUMOURED TO BE PURCHASING EVOLVE

In what makes for very strange reading, there are a number of rumours swirling that WWE is on the verge of purchasing Evolve Wrestling.

Although WWE has made huge cuts to its roster and saved a huge amount of money delaying the move of their corporate headquarters, rumours are that Evolve is selling everything to the WWE to stay afloat.

Apparently the smaller promotion has got into tremendous financial difficulty during the COVID-19 pandemic. The cancellation of the promotion’s plans during WrestleMania weekend was described as catastrophic by the Wrestling Observer. The two companies have had a working relationship since 2015, with Evolve content even being shown on the WWE Network. Only time will tell, we’ll keep you updated if any more comes of this story.

SIX-MAN TAG MATCH AND CONTRACT SIGNING ADDED TO TONIGHT’S SMACKDOWN

A huge match has been added to tonight’s SmackDown, Braun Strowman will team with Heavy Machinery will team up to take on The Miz, John Morrison and Dolph Ziggler.

Strowman, Morrison and Miz all meet on Sunday in a handicap match for the Universal title. Otis, the current Money in the Bank briefcase holder, had a long feud recently with Dolph Ziggler over Mandy Rose. 

WWE has also announced that Jeff Hardy and Sheamus will be involved in a contract signing for Sunday’s pay per view. Sheamus has been terrorising Jeff for a number of weeks now, referencing Jeff’s troubles will drink and drug abuse.

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