WWE Rumors: Triple H, Mick Foley, Ultimate Warrior and Friday's WWE Buzz

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistAugust 17, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: Triple H attends a press conference to announce a major international event at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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Here we are, just two days before SummerSlam, with so many questions that have to be answered. Sure, some things will be answered on SmackDown, though you don't know that if you haven't checked out the spoilers yet. 

SummerSlam has the distinction of being the biggest pay-per-view since WrestleMania. It doesn't get nearly the same attention, for various reasons, but WWE does try to make it feel as special with a weekend of events, including Fan Axxess and, obviously, the show. 

Depending on how you feel about Survivor Series, this is the last major show of 2012. WWE will be slowly building everything up for the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania after Sunday night, so big things will be happening.

We will have all the latest happenings going on behind the scenes in WWE to get you ready for SummerSlam. 



One of the best bits of news that makes you want to see Triple H take over the day-to-day operations of WWE is his reported interest in reviving the tag team division. It's no secret that tag teams have become a barren wasteland with Vince McMahon in charge. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: How long will it take to save the division?

Our Take: Like anything else in wrestling, it all depends on how soon WWE can find a team for the fans to love, or love to hate. There are plenty of dynamic pairings out there, but McMahon has no interest in them, so it is going to take some time. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Personnel Changes

There are a lot of things Triple H will have to do in order to make sure WWE stays afloat, but his vision for wrestling could be better than what McMahon has given us. Of course, a lot of what he does could be exactly the same. It's a double-edge sword that we won't have answers to for a long time. 

Deeper Dive

Triple H Wants More Tag Teams (Wrestling Observer h/t NoDQ)



Even though it is still eight months away, WWE is reportedly starting to prepare for the 2013 Hall of Fame by looking at a few names like Mick Foley, Bob Backlund, Kevin Nash and, yes, the Ultimate Warrior. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Who in that group is most likely to go in?

Our Take: I would say Foley is a lock, just because he has a name and everyone knows him from that one Hell In a Cell match. Backlund is an interesting character, so he will likely go in. Nash is Triple H's friend, so he is in. Warrior is nuts, so I will be shocked to see WWE work with him. 

Hype Meter: 3 out of 5 Fake Hall of Fames

The Nash inclusion actually isn't as egregious as it might seem. Sure, he never made any money for WWE and was a key figure in booking WCW to death, but he was a key part of the most famous faction in wrestling history. Plus, Koko B. Ware is in, so who cares?

Deeper Dive

Rumored Names for 2013 Hall of Fame (Wrestling Observer h/t NoDQ)



While the divas division is still trying to find some reason to remain relevant in WWE, more reports have come out about why Kharma was released from the company. Apparently, she was "lazy and hard to deal with."

Question on Everybody's Mind: Is Kharma the only lazy, hard-to-deal-with wrestler in WWE?

Our Take: See, that's a funny question, because everyone knows the answer to that. Add to that the fact that there are some performers who are lazy or hard to deal with, and the job of booking becomes incredibly hard. 

Hype Meter: 2 out of 5 Cackling Barbies

In a business filled with what could have been, Kharma's departure from WWE was definitely upsetting. She had potential, but for a variety of reasons it was not meant to be. 

Deeper Dive

News on Kharma's WWE Departure (Wrestling Observer h/t Wrestle Zone)



In addition to his desire for more tag teams, Triple H is reportedly looking to do something new with Michael McGillicutty, who has basically been nothing for the last year since Nexus was forgotten. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Does McGillicutty have a WWE future?

Our Take: He is incredibly talented, though you would never know it based on what WWE has done with him throughout his career. He needs a new look and gimmick to become the star he can become. 

Hype Meter: 4 out of 5 New Pushes

McGillicutty was ruined, you could argue, when WWE tried to distance him from his father, Curt Hennig, by giving him a lame name. As a second-generation performer with a name fans would know, why would you trade that for something no one knows?

Deeper Dive

News on Triple H Behind New Stars (Wrestling Observer h/t NoDQ)


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