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If you watched yesterday’s WrestleRamble, you might have noticed that Luke Owen was
a little under the weather. Don’t worry, this isn’t the same kind of backstage viral
outbreak that sidelined Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt last month, but in his place for today’s
news we do have – Raw General Manager Kurt Angl-. It’s not really. It’s me. I’m
reading Luke’s news script. So while he’s at home recuperating, I’ll
have to announce that Survivor Series 1998 topped our Patreon Poll this month’s WrestleRamble
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Headline: Daniel Bryan 85% Chance Of Return? In a recent interview with The Trentonian,
Daniel Bryan revealed many doctors think he’s healthy enough to return to the ring. But
with WWE’s shareholders worried about someone with a history of concussions and seizures
sustaining another injury on their watch, it’s unlikely he’ll do so for Vince McMahon.
But how unlikely, exactly? I want arbitrary percentages, and I want those arbitrary percentages
now. In a new interview with SirusXM Radio, Bryan
went full Scott Steiner with his explanation: “I think there’s an 85% chance I’ll
wrestle again, my wife says 100%, and there’s a 20% chance WWE will clear me to wrestle.”
So if we take that 85% chance of Daniel Bryan returning, minus that 20% chance WWE will
clear him, then divide by Brie’s 100%, square it by Scott Steiner’s 66 ⅓ % chance of
winning at Sacrifice against Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe, that’s still a 98 ⅔ % chance.
I think. Whatever Bryan’s WWE return odds actually
are, Neville’s might have just overtaken them.
Headline: Neville WWE Return Update The King of the Cruiserweights hasn’t been
seen on TV since early last month, when he reportedly walked out of the 9th October Raw
when WWE asked him to lose to Enzo Amore in the main event. Dave Meltzer would later report
that Neville is happy with his decision, and that he’s 100% gone from the company. Or
was it 133.6% gone? WWE seemingly confirmed the reports themselves
when they removed Neville from the opening credits of 205 Live, but Sports Illustrated
claimed Vince McMahon was going to stop him from wrestling on the independent scene by
making him wait out the remainder of his WWE contract. The Wrestling Observer backed this
up, reporting Neville’s plans outside of WWE were put on hold because the company was
refusing to grant his release. PWInsider are now reporting, though, that
the two sides are close to a new agreement for him to return. There have supposedly been
“positive talks” between WWE and Neville, which could see the King of the Cruiserweights
back on WWE TV as early as the end of November. But nevermind leaving WWE for independent
wrestling? How about leaving for MMA? Headline: Jack Swagger Signs With Bellator
Former World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger was granted his release from WWE earlier this
year, where he’s gone onto make appearances for Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore and
WCPW. But he’s now announced on The MMA Hour that he’s signed with Bellator to compete
as a heavyweight. Swagger was a standout amateur wrestler at the University of Oklahoma before
joining WWE – and his new Bellator career won’t affect any future wrestling dates.
A huge WWE return has just been announced for Survivor Series! And watch yesterday’s
WrestleRamble to hear Luke get progressively sicker throughout the show! Click the videos
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