WWE: Edge Denies Rumors of WWE Rejected New Deal Offer, Full Rules for NXT Global Heritage Invitational, More News

Edge Denying Rumors of WWE Turned Down Offer to Keep Him in Company

As noted before, Edge’s contract with WWE is currently expected to expire at the end of this September.

In a video post on Twitter earlier today, Edge denied that the recent rumors of WWE turning down his offer for a new deal is not true. This rumor originated from a recent report from PWTorch’s Wade Keller that stated that WWE officials recently turned down Edge’s terms for a new offer and are currently under the belief that he will be going to AEW.

In response to the rumors, Edge stated:

“There’s nothing going on. There is no hard feelings between me and WWE. I love WWE. It’s my dream gig. It’s all I ever wanted to do. I didn’t come at them with some crazy contract or anything. They didn’t deny me. I have a contract extension sitting in my inbox. I just don’t know what to do. The first time I had to retire, it was forced. This time, the choice is a lot harder. WWE gave me that night Friday night in Toronto and it was the best night of my career. A lot of people will say ‘you should retire at WrestleMania,’ but it’s not their career. Friday night was really special for me. I don’t know if that can be topped, to be perfectly honest. If we think we can, then great. I need to sit with it. Just know, whatever it is that I do, whether it’s Percy Jackson or wrestling or sitting in my rocking chair, it’s because I’m having fun and having fun at this stage in my life and raising my kids are the two most important things. I hope that clears things up.”

Transcript h/t: Fightful.com

WWE Announced Official Rules for NXT Global Heritage Invitational Tournament

As noted before, this past Tuesday’s NXT Heatwave show featured WWE announcing that they will be holding an NXT Global Heritage Invitational tournament to determine the official contender for the Heritage Cup Championship match at next month’s NXT No Mercy event.

During Wednesday’s episode of the WWE’s The Bump show, host Megan Morant revealed the official set of rules for the upcoming NXT Global Heritage Invitational tournament.

This will be an eight-person round-robin tournament with two group blocks of four people each. The round-robin matches will have a 12-mminute time limit with a pin or submission generating two point, a draw being worth one point, and a loss being worth zero points. The group winners will face off on the September 26th show in the Finals to determine the official challenger for Noam Dar at NXT No Mercy.

In a follow-up, WWE announced earlier today that Tyler Bate and Joe Coffey are the first two official competitors for this upcoming tournament.

WWE News & Notes

Fightful Select reported that their sources stated that Nick Aldis was backstage at this past Monday’s WWE RAW show in Quebec City, Canada continuing his producer tryout for the company. It was reported that Aldis worked alongside with Petey Williams to produce The Miz’s segments on the show.

The Streamy Awards recently announced that WWE’s Xavier Woods and Zelina Vega will be the presenters for this year’s Streamy Awards show on August 27th.

R-Truth recently announced on Twitter that he will be official releasing a new song soon.

In a recent interview with The Pulse, Cody Rhodes stated that a WWE scout was recently in attendance at his and QT Marshall’s Nightmare Factory wrestling school.

As noted before, Rey Mysterio suffered a head-related injury at the July 28th WWE SmackDown show in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mysterio made his in-ring return from injury at this past Friday’s SmackDown show in Toronto, Canada. In a recent interview with the Ten Count podcast, Santos Escobar stated that Mysterio had suffered a mild concussions during their match last month. Escobar stated “The show that you got was the show that it was going to be. I believe that it is important to present a good show and I believe that was the case that night. Rey and I went hard, that’s what we agreed upon. We have a long relationship, we have a bond. When you have that, you go hard. That’s what happens when you go hard. He had a small, mild concussion, but he came back and you know what happened.” (Transcript h/t: Fightful.com)

This past Tuesday’s NXT Heatwave show featured a backstage interview segment involving Tiffany Stratton claiming that she will be a better NXT Women’s Champion than Bayley, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, and Asuka. Following the show, Lynch responded on Twitter to Stratton’s comments teasing a potential future feud between the two for the title. Lynch statedI haven’t been NXT Women’s Champion…yet. #NXTHeatwave

In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Charlotte Flair gave her thoughts about her current goal to surpass her father Ric’s World title reigns record. Flair stated “I’m breaking the record. I’m so close. For so long, I stayed away from discussing it. But I’ve done every single thing there is to do, and this is my next goal. I want to keep getting better and see where I can take this character.” Flair also gave her thoughts about all of her matches at WrestleMania have involved a WWE’s Women’s Championship being on the line. Flair stated “That wasn’t a goal, it just happened along the way. I’m betting on myself being the champion or challenger. Brock Lesnar is the only other person to do that.