10 Wrestling Facts We Didn't Know Last Week

Find out who sniggered at Batista's request for a second WWE return in 2014...

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Right now, there are more questions than answers about WWE's upcoming Brand Extension. Given that announcers have started referring to Dean Ambrose as WWE Champion (instead of WWE World Heavyweight Champion), it seems that a second World Title is soon to be introduced.

Nuances like that don't happen without reason under the iron rule of Vince McMahon as WWE can be very specific about terminology.

The main roster is set to be split in two upon the WWE Draft on July 19, and the NXT roster will be plundered for talent. According to Stephanie McMahon during a recent Q&A session with press members, the way the company do business on screen is also set to change.

That story is examined here, in this article dedicated to presenting wrestling facts even the most hardcore of fans didn't know about before. Joining this potential WWE change are facts related to the likes of Curtis Axel, Scott Hall and even Samoa Joe. There's also an excellent tale regarding Batista's most recent run in 2014.

Let's look at 10 wrestling facts we didn't know last week...

10. Paul Heyman Has Always Thought Samoa Joe Is Main Event Level

Batista Quits Raw 2014

If there's one thing Paul Heyman can spot, it's excellent wrestling talent. As the brains behind the original Extreme Championship Wrestling for years, Heyman helped various performers accentuate their strengths whilst also hiding any glaring weaknesses. The WWE manager knows what characteristics make up a top talent in the industry.

Recently, Heyman granted an interview to ESPN. Quizzed about everything from Brock Lesnar's return to UFC and his own career, to the upcoming WWE Draft, Heyman was very candid with his thoughts. When asked who he felt could easily make the step up from NXT to the main roster, Paul instantly answered with Finn Balor and Samoa Joe.

In particular, he stated his belief that Joe has been at a main event level for many years, even before making it to WWE. That's interesting, because the promotion put Joe on NXT programming immediately, and there's been no guarantee of a run on shows like Raw and SmackDown.

For Paul Heyman, the name Samoa Joe is clearly synonymous with greatness. If he was running things, it seems Joe would play a major role in his planning.


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