In an exciting turn of events for WWE fans, sources from PWInsider, including Mike Johnson, hint towards an imminent comeback for esteemed wrestler Bianca Belair. Reports indicate that Belair, who has been away on a rest break since August, is expected to return to the ring very soon – as soon as the SmackDown show in San Antonio, Texas. While away from the limelight, the WWE superstar has also been devoting time to penning a children’s book. Belair’s return is reportedly tied to WWE’s Crown Jewel 2023 event, scheduled to take place in Saudi Arabia next month.
In other WWE news, Declan McMahon – son of Shane McMahon and a current football player at Indiana University – sat down with WU Online for an exclusive interview. In the interview, he reflected on a tweet he’d penned, “born for this”, after attending WWE’s Fastlane 2023 event. McMahon discussed what being a champion means to him, the experience of growing up in the wrestling business, and even hinted at potentially stepping into the ring in the future.
While rumors circulate around the opening of extra seats at the upcoming Survivor Series 2023 event and the absence of IYO SKY and Gunther at the Crown Jewel 2023 due to a scheduled house show in New York, there’s more buzz in WWE. Bad Bunny’s concert timetable could pave the way for his appearance at WrestleMania 40 event in Philadelphia next year. Reports of Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling talent Miyu Yamashita’s attendance at this past Tuesday’s WWE NXT show at WWE’s Performance Center brings further excitement into the mix.
Meanwhile, as Jade Cargill revealed her visit to WWE’s new headquarters building, Tyson Fury expressed his interest in returning to WWE in an interview with Sports Illustrated. Logan Paul’s call out to Rey Mysterio for a match for his United States Championship added fuel to fans’ anticipation.
The wrestling world was equally intrigued by Bianca Belair’s reveal of Chyna and Goldust being her favorite wrestlers during her childhood. Speaking on the Baby This is Keke Palmer podcast, Belair admired Chyna’s domineering presence in the ring and Goldust’s captivating persona.
Further, Rey Mysterio’s interview with MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani shared insights into the changes in WWE since Vince McMahon stepped back from running the shows. The shift in leadership to Triple H has seen the atmosphere in WWE change, with things progressing quite smoothly, according to Mysterio.
Lastly, Bad Bunny’s role in orchestrating the surprise return of Carlito at the Backlash 2023 event in Puerto Rico further enamored him to fans. As per Carlito in an interview with The Ringer’s Cheap Heat podcast, Bunny’s love for wrestling led to the idea of his spectacular comeback.