WWE Rumor Roundup: Backstage politics responsible for Ric Flair angle? Current Champion sent to the hospital; WWE NXT Superstar to join Roman Reigns’ storyline – 7th January 2021

Triple H has compares a current WWE Superstar to Brock Lesnar, details regarding backstage politics to make Ric Flair look weak, and a new addition to Roman Reigns’ storyline. These are some of the topics that we will be discussing on today’s edition of the daily WWE Rumor Roundup.

Brock Lesnar may have been absent from WWE since WrestleMania 36, but Triple H believes there is another Superstar on the roster who is very similar to The Beast Incarnate. Who could that Superstar be? Read on!

Apart from that, we will also take a look at why a current Champion in WWE needed to go to the hospital, original plans for Ric Flair and Charlotte Flair on Monday Night RAW and much more!

So without any further ado, let us dive in and take a look at the biggest stories and rumours related to WWE today:

#5 Backstage politics trying to make WWE legend Ric Flair look weak?

Last week on WWE RAW, multiple legends returned to WWE including The Nature Boy Ric Flair. Flair was involved in an angle where he cost his daughter her match against Lacey Evans and Peyton Royce by tripping her.

During a tag team match featuring Charlotte Flair and Asuka vs Peyton Royce and Lacey Evans, Evans started flirting with The Nature Boy who was present at ringside.

As a result, Flair ended up helping Evans’ team pick up the win against his own daughter. After the match, however, Charlotte gave Flair a piece of her mind and insulted the former WWE Champion.

While speaking to SK Wrestling on Legion of RAW, Vince Russo stated that this angle could be the result of backstage politics, to make Ric Flair look weak.

“This is all backstage politics of making Flair look weak that they have been doing forever.”

Vince Russo also stated that Charlotte Flair needs to stop doing angles that put her father down.

”This is going to turn into an angle. Are we going to do something with Ric Flair and Charlotte again? No bro. We’ll probably never see Ric again. So, at what point do you say, no, I’m not doing it.”

There have been some rumors which suggest that this angle was botched and did not go the way it was originally planned. We will be talking about this more later.

Do you think Ric Flair was presented as “weak” on WWE RAW? Tell us below!

#4 WWE NXT Champion Finn Balor hospitalized after match against Kyle O’Reilly

On this week’s edition of WWE NXT, the Champion Finn Balor put his title on the line against WWE Superstar Kyle O’Reilly of The Undisputed Era. As per WWE, both men had to be sent to the hospital after the match, given the brutality seen in the contest.

As per initial reports, Finn Balor needed to have his arm examined, whereas O’Reilly may have suffered an injury to his jaw.

WWE NXT Tweeted the following:

BREAKING: After that grueling main event, both @FinnBalor & @KORcombat are on their way to the hospital. Kyle is getting his jaw x-rayed, and Finn is getting his arm checked out. #NXTNYE

This was not the first time these two men took each other to the limit, as both men had suffered serious injuries after their match at NXT TakeOver a few months back.

Fightful Select also reported that former WWE NXT Tag Team Champion Kyle O’Reilly had to be checked by WWE doctors and trainers right after the match during the commercial break.

#3 WWE NXT Superstar could join Roman Reigns storyline in WWE

As per WrestleVotes, there are plans in place to have an NXT Superstar move to SmackDown and join The Tribal Chief Roman Reigns in his ongoing WWE storyline. While the report doesn’t mention the name of the Superstar, it has been revealed that this star was part of the WWE NXT New Year’s Evil card.

There is a belief that former NXT North American Champion Damian Priest could be the Superstar in question. It will be interesting to see how the story between Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns and Jey Uso advances in the coming weeks and who this mystery Superstar could be.

Which WWE NXT Superstar do you think deserves to be moved to SmackDown? Let us know in the comments below!

#2 Triple H compares WWE Superstar WALTER to Brock Lesnar

Triple H was recently a guest on WWE’s The Bump and talked about NXT UK. The Game discussed the NXT UK Champion WALTER in particular and even compared his style to that of former WWE Champion Brock Lesnar.

WALTER is set to defend his NXT UK Championship against A-Kid on NXT UK this week and Triple H was all praises for the big man, saying that it is tough to bet against WALTER.

“Anybody that has, you know, just recently watched him against Ilja, one of the most physically imposing, physically dominating performers out there.”

Triple H also said that WALTER’s in-ring style reminds him of Brock Lesnar. The King of Kings believes that much like Lesnar, WALTER may struggle with the smaller opponents inside the ring due to their speed advantage.

“There is no wasted movement. He is not flashy. He doesn’t care about how it looks. He is just effective. That said, you’ve seen it in the past with other talent like Brock Lesnar. Brock Lesnar has struggled a lot of times with more smaller guys.”

Do you agree with Triple H? Let us know in the comments below!

#1 Original plans for Ric Flair and Charlotte on WWE RAW

Last week on RAW, we saw WWE legend Ric Flair get involved in his daughter Charlotte Flair’s match. Flair tripped Charlotte Flair during her tag team match against Peyton Royce and Lacey Evans which led to Royce rolling The Queen up for a victory pin.

As per Bryan Alvarez of The Observer, the original plan was to have Ric Flair trip Peyton Royce instead of Charlotte Flair and what we witnessed on WWE RAW may have been a botch.

“I have just been alerted by the way for those of you who watched RAW that, in fact, the story was supposed to be Ric was trying to trip Peyton, and it was supposed to be an accident.”

Although Charlotte Flair’s loss may not have been the original plan, she did a good job of masking it and created a story with her father on RAW instead. The current Women’s Tag Team Champion scolded her father, instructing him to go backstage after costing her the win.

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