A recent report from the Wrestling Observer Radio confirmed that the WWE superstar, Sheamus, is currently absent from the ring due to a major shoulder injury. It was after his remarkable face-off against Edge on August 18th SmackDown at Toronto, that Sheamus fell off the radar. This match was significant not only for marking Edge’s 25th anniversary in WWE but also serving as his contract’s final match. Unfortunately, no further information regarding Sheamus’ injury details or his expected return was made available.
On the other hand, the WWE universe recently witnessed a significant talent release – including Yulisa Leon from the NXT roster. Leon tweeted about her request to be released from WWE due to personal reasons. She expressed gratitude towards WWE and NXT for the unique opportunity they provided her as the first Mexican woman under a WWE contract and promised to shed light on her reasons for leaving at a later time.
Valentina Feroz, Leon’s tag team partner, expressed her sadness over Leon’s departure on her official Instagram. However, she remained optimistic, believing that their paths will cross again in the wrestling arena.
In a separate development, WWE is currently embroiled in a legal tussle with sports and collectables merchandise manufacturer, Panini Group. According to Darren Rovell of Action Network, WWE ended their contract with Panini Group on alleged breach of contract grounds. WWE insisted on up-front payment of over 5 million in royalties, originally set to be paid over four years.
Panini Group retaliated by filing a lawsuit against WWE. They claimed that their deal’s termination was not legally justified as WWE’s accusations related to unfulfilled terms regarding the creation of WWE branded digital and physical trading cards by June 1, 2022.
The court records indicate that a restraining order filed by WWE against Panini Group was denied by Judge Lorna Schofield, the reasons for which are currently unknown. It is intriguing that WWE waited almost 18 months to file the lawsuit against Panini Group.
Tracking the developments of these stories, it’s clear that wrestling fans have as much action brewing outside the ring as within it. As this drama unfolds, passionate wrestling fans will be on the edge of their seats, eagerly waiting for the next big headline in the world of Pro Wrestling. Stay tuned for more updates.