So, Conor McGregor, as always, is being a loud mouth. This time however he has touched a few nerves within the WWE, claiming he could “rip the heads of the whole roster, twice on Sundays”. Several WWE superstars, including Roman Reigns and Chris Jericho hit back at the UFC star, leading some to believe that this was a work between the two promotions, as they’ve become much more willing to work together, what with Brock Lesnar working double duty and Ronda Rousey stepping into the squared circle not too long ago. However, Dave Meltzer, from Wrestling Observer News denies this, claiming that McGregor is just up to his usual tricks to promote his next bout.
TNA have announced that they will be going ahead with plans for their annual pay-per-view, Bound For Glory, as they’ve now set the date. The show will be going ahead on October 2nd, and will be in Orlando, Florida. There were growing concerns that the promotion wouldn’t be able to fund another pay-per-view, as reports at the time suggested that they had to re-finance just to get Slammiversary under way.
Back over to WWE now and it is rumoured that the WWE have released Joey Styles. Styles, who has worked for the WWE since 2005, has been dark on twitter since July 29th after he did a shoot interview and made some choice remarks about the WWE and its current product. The lack of content on his social media account is cause for concern, as the man is/was the head of WWE’s social media team.
On the subject of releases, whilst this one isn’t a rumour it’s still relevant, WWE today officially released Ryback. The Big Guy had been off of WWE tv for a while post-WrestleMania, as he and the WWE had stalled over contract negotiations.