WWE Rumor Roundup – New Management Wants 10-Time Champion Return, Intense Bidding Expected For Top AEW Talent, Massive Triple H Surprise For SummerSlam?

Welcome to Sportskeeda Wrestling’s daily WWE rumor roundup. If you haven’t experienced it already, there is a sense of optimism in the wrestling world following a massive corporate shakeup in WWE, as Vince McMahon is no longer the clear leader.

The new management team led by Stephanie McMahon, Nick Khan and Triple H would work to reclaim two former champions.

Elsewhere, Triple H could also be aggressive in his bid to attract top AEW talent. WWE’s latest rumor roundup concludes with updates on the potential surprises planned for SummerSlam.

#1. WWE is trying to bring Sasha Banks and Naomi back to the company

If there’s anyone who could bring Sasha and Naomi back it would be Triple H and Stephanie❗️ https://t.co/00AEdDraet

Sasha Banks and Naomi have refrained from commenting on their wrestling futures since leaving the company during a RAW episode in May.

Creative disagreements with Vince McMahon are believed to be behind Banks and Naomi’s decision to take a drastic step. However, McMahon is no longer in the picture, and there is speculation WWE may be contacting Banks and Naomi regarding a return.

Dave Meltzer recently revealed on the Sports Illustrated Media podcast that company officials have tried to “reconcile” with the former champions.

“It’s kind of up in the air. I mean, they’re gone. Last I heard was that there would be reconciliation attempts, especially with Vince leaving,” said Dave Meltzer. “So that’s up in the air. I don’t think there’s anything definite yet.” h/t F4Wonline

It was reiterated in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that there is particular interest in working with Sasha Banks again.

The 10-time champion demands a lot of money for public appearances outside of WWE, and she seems pretty happy during her break from the ring.

There’s interest in getting her and Vince back offstage,” the Wrestling Observer reporter added.

Sasha Banks and Naomi have a good relationship with Stephanie McMahon and Triple H, which could play a pivotal role in their eventual reappearance on WWE TV.

#2. Triple H Should Target AEW Talent Going Forward

AEW’s current roster includes several wrestlers who were previously big names in NXT. Triple H oversaw their rise in WWE’s developmental brand and sadly many of them had to leave to make way for a newer version of NXT.

Dave Meltzer reported in the Newsletter that Triple H will be looking to sign AEW’s top stars once their contracts expire. Tony Khan, however, won’t make it easy for The Game as the AEW President won’t shy away from a bidding war.

It was noted that AEW could only retain its top-tier wrestlers if they got a more lucrative TV deal. Triple H would have no problem in this department as the organization has an established financial model. It was stated that WWE would have an easier time catching the attention of top rated AEW stars:

“Levesque will clearly be intense in bidding for top AEW talent when their contracts expire. Conversely, Tony Khan would be the same. Top talent will benefit,” revealed Meltzer. “But unless AEW gets a higher paying TV deal, they would be much more limited in that free agent market without risking major losses. Levesque won’t have that problem.”

Fans are expecting plenty of familiar faces to return to WWE under Triple H, and various AEW performers are indeed said to be considering jumping ship if the right offer comes their way.

#3. Big surprise Triple H planned for SummerSlam?

Triple H’s appointment as Creative Head has fans seeing a positive shift in booking.

SummerSlam is HHH’s first big mission, and he could make a massive announcement regarding Seth Rollins’ status. As previously reported, Riddle was pulled from the SummerSlam card with a storyline injury, leaving Rollins without a match for the show.

Triple H’s “babyface” response to Seth Rollins’ recent tweet indicated that he may announce a replacement opponent ahead of SummerSlam. Dave Meltzer has speculated that Triple H and Rollins’ reactions hint at an ongoing angle, and fans have even predicted that a released former WWE Champion will make a stunning comeback.

Beyond possibly seeing a few comebacks, Triple H is reportedly looking to make a big “creative splash” at SummerSlam, as WrestleVotes stated.

“With SummerSlam being his first true show under full control, a source says Triple H would like to take a creative dip at the event, HOWEVER – only if it makes sense. how about that change of pace, already,” WrestleVotes tweeted.

With SummerSlam being his true first full-control show, the source says Triple H would love to take a creative dip at the event, HOWEVER, only if it makes sense. Won’t just do something to do it. How about that change of pace, already.

Are you excited for the first premium live event of the Triple H era in WWE? Share your reactions and predictions in the comments section below.

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