WWE Rumors Roundup for Week of June 8 Ahead of Money in the Bank 2018
WWE's lengthy break between pay-per-views is almost over, and the rumor mill is beginning to click into gear ahead of Money in the Bank 2018 on June 17.
This week, talk has emerged of not only potential matches that could appear on the card for that show but also about the feuds that could have a long-term future beyond Money in the Bank.
There's an injury update on one of WWE's current champions—and it is news that will leave many fans worrying.
Furthermore, there's a big update on the bout that is looking increasingly likely to headline SummerSlam. Much like that aforementioned injury, it will be news not many fans will welcome.
Here's this week's rumor roundup.
Andrade "Cien" Almas to Make Main Roster PPV Debut at MITB?
Andrade "Cien" Almas' debut on the main roster has been somewhat of a slow build, but it could be accelerated in the coming weeks.
Fans saw Almas attack Sin Cara after the latter revealed the details of their long-standing history, immediately sparking speculation it could lead to Almas' first main roster feud.
And those beliefs look set to be fairly accurate. PWInsider (h/t Randall Ortman at Cageside Seats) reported this week that Almas vs. Sin Cara is a good bet to be added to the Money in the Bank card.
It's hard to imagine anything other than an Almas victory, given WWE will surely have big plans for him since stepping up from NXT.
This is a good feud for him to begin with.
Jeff Hardy Dealing with Another Injury?
There's not good news emerging for fans of Jeff Hardy this week.
A report from PWTorch's Jonny Fairplay (h/t Marc Middleton at WrestlingInc) has revealed that Hardy is dealing with a pinched nerve, which is causing numbness in Jeff's fingers.
With Hardy's TV appearances limited over the last month or so, this may be the reason why fans haven't seen too much of the man holding the United States Championship.
Hardy looked set for a bright future after breaking away from brother Matt in the recent Superstar Shake-Up, heading to SmackDown after winning the belt from Jinder Mahal.
There are opponents on the blue brand for Hardy to have electrifying feuds with, not least of all the likes of Daniel Bryan and Samoa Joe.
Here's hoping that the injury isn't too serious and Hardy is back to a full-time schedule soon.
AJ vs. Nakamura to Continue Beyond MITB?
The feud between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura has begun to really shine since Nakamura's heel turn at WrestleMania 34.
Before that, it had limped to the biggest show of the year, but WWE deserves credit for sticking with it as SmackDown's headline feud for the WWE Championship.
It looks like the feud will continue beyond their Last Man Standing match at Money in the Bank.
That's because, per a report that appeared from Raj Giri at WrestlingInc over the last week, advertising has Styles vs. Nakamura listed as a match for WWE live events throughout the month of August.
That could mean the feud going all the way to SummerSlam in August, when it would probably be settled once and for all.
Interestingly, advertisements also list a Fatal 4-Way between Jeff Hardy, Samoa Joe, The Miz and Rusev for the United States Championship. That could be a hint as to which way WWE is going with those four guys beyond Money in the Bank.
What Match Will Headline SummerSlam 2018?
Bad news for WWE fans hoping to see another Raw main event talent get a shot at Brock Lesnar and the Universal Championship.
Per the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t Corey Jacobs of WrestlingNews.co), it seems that Roman Reigns will be Lesnar's opponent at SummerSlam with the title on the line.
Sure, Lesnar and Reigns do feel like they've somewhat got unfinished business, but the time felt right all the same for guys like Braun Strowman or even Finn Balor.
Of course, with Money in the Bank taking place before SummerSlam, there's the possibility the man with the briefcase could show up at SummerSlam and steal the title from Reigns or Lesnar.
But right now, it's looking like Lesnar vs. Reigns yet again, and fans are bound to be unhappy about that.