Welcome to the July 24 edition of WWE SummerSlam 2023 Rumor Roundup featuring the top backstage WWE updates from the last 24 hours. There has been a lot of buzz backstage about Bray Wyatt making his much-awaited return in the coming days. Today, we have got a backstage update on his return date and also the planned storyline for him.
Elsewhere, there is an update on why former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre went missing from WWE RAW last week. Also, Ringside News has revealed WWE’s backstage reaction to Matt Cardona taking Chelsea Green’s Women’s Tag Team Championship to a show in the indies.
Without further ado, let’s have a look at the WWE SummerSlam 2023 Rumor Roundup for July 24 now.
When will Bray Wyatt return to WWE?
Bray Wyatt has been absent from WWE since the road to WrestleMania. Before Elimination Chamber, he informed fans that he would challenge the winner of Brock Lesnar vs Bobby Lashley at WrestleMania 39. Lashley beat Lesnar and was scheduled to take on Wyatt at the Grandest Stage of ’em All.
I mean with the news today and now also #BWE mentioning keep an eye on one of the main events.
Likely its Rhodes and this is just the delayed plansAdvertisement
However this is not me confirming it at this time. https://t.co/QoCnKGUSlD
— Xero News (@NewsXero) July 22, 2023
WWE even started building up their match. However, Wyatt went off TV due to unknown reasons. Now, Xero News has reported that Wyatt will return at SummerSlam 2023. He will likely attack Cody Rhodes on the show.
Drew McIntyre features on today’s WWE SummerSlam 2023 rumor roundup
Matt Riddle faced Gunther on last week’s episode of RAW. Riddle convinced WWE officials to ban Gunther’s stablemates Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci from ringside. However, Drew McIntyre later informed Riddle that even he would not be present. Addressing McIntyre’s absence, Dave Meltzer said on The Wrestling Observer:
”They wouldn’t [confirm the IC title bout] until next week. McIntyre was absent this week, he was doing a movie. He’ll be back next week,” reported Meltzer. (34:00 – 34:05)
How did WWE react to Matt Cardona appearing in Japan with Chelsea Green’s title?
Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville became the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions last week. Matt Cardona, Chelsea’s husband, had tweeted that he would appear with the title on the indies if she won.
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Since Chelsea won it, Matt brought the title to indies show in Japan. Ringside News reported that WWE did not care much about it because they have other important things to focus on.