News on Lesnar/Reigns Match, WWE Hires Impact Producer, RVD/WWE

The main event of WWE’s SummerSlam pay-per-view this Sunday night is set to be the Universal Championship match between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar. There is a lot on the line in this match as Reigns will be fighting to finally end Lesnar’s long reign as Universal Champion, and the match could also serve as Lesnar’s last WWE match for a while. Some new details concerning the upcoming championship match have been revealed by the Wrestling Observer’s Bryan Alvarez. He says that WWE is planning having this match shock the fans by either having the match end in a very short amount of time or by having it go long. If WWE does decide to stretch the match out, Alvarez says that it could be one of the longest matches that Lesnar has ever had in WWE.
WWE has signed plenty of mainstays from TNA/Impact Wrestling over the past few years, but it hasn’t just been the wrestlers who have been joining the company lately. Some producers such as Jeremy Borash have been hired by WWE within the past few months, and it has now been reported that another top Impact producer is working for WWE. According to PWInsider, Impact’s Head Coordinating Producer and Video Editor, James Long, is now working on NXT programming in WWE. Long is a former wrestler who wrestled as Paredyse who had been working for Impact since 2014. Along with Jeremy Borash, he helped produce a great amount of the “Broken Universe” content in Impact.
Rob Van Dam has had a long and successful career and he still continues to compete regularly today. However, it has been a while since he has appeared in WWE and there have even been some rumors online suggesting that he had been medically disqualified from ever competing in a WWE ring again due to concussions that he has received over his career. When responding to a fan on Twitter about the matter recently, RVD took the time to address the rumors and claim that they are not true. Rob Van Dam returned to WWE in 2013 and continued to compete in the company until 2014. The former WWE Champion has not wrestled in a single match for the company ever since that time.

This rumor didn’t come from WWE, Bull. Or me. Because it’s not true. Comprende? Or no?
— Rob Van Dam (@TherealRVD) August 12, 2018

I read that too. I laughed.
— Rob Van Dam (@TherealRVD) August 12, 2018