Welcome to Wrestling Figure News’ Rumor Roundup. Keep in mind that rumors are just that — rumors. Just like WWE booking, plans change.
With the disclaimers out of the way, turn away now if you don’t want to see potential spoilers.
Unstable1047, aka Christian Hoffman, continues to bring leaked lineups to light. He’s recently shared several rumored lineups, including Elite 87 and Elite 88, Ultimate Edition 10, an Elite 2-pack and an Elite Top Picks lineup. So one last warning, if you’re not interested in being spoiled, turn away now.
WWE Elite 87 … We all know that Candice LeRae is on the way, but now we have an idea of who could be in E87, including Money in the Bank winners Asuka and Otis, NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar, Braun Strowman and Apollo Crews, who is expected to be the chase figure in the wave.
E87 has the potential to deliver a pair of new championship belts, including the updated U.S. Championship and the revamped NXT Cruiserweight title.
WWE Elite 88 … could finally see the first WWE Elite figure of Kushida, a figure that has been pushed back a handful of waves. Also rumored to be in E88 are Roman Reigns, Rey Mysterio, MVP, Trish Stratus and Matt Riddle, who hopefully comes with updated arms.
E88 has the potential to offer a flashback Trish Stratus, possibly in debut Attitude Era attire? Or will it be a more modern look?
Elite 2-pack … The Rock vs. Mankind. Could a tribute to the 1999 Royal Rumble I Quit match be on the way? That appears to be the case.
Since this is Mattel, there is a 0.000000000% chance that Mankind will be the bloody mess that The Rock made him.
Ultimate Edition 10 … the last Ultimate Edition wave of the year could include two repeat figures. John Cena and The Rock are rumored to be the mainline Ultimate Edition figures in wave 10.
Yes, we’ve been here, done that. But these guys sell, so it’s hard to hate on this decision — even if I’d rather have seen Ultimate versions of The Undertaker, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and so many others before the repeats start.
WWE Elite Top Picks … Roman Reigns, Rey Mysterio, John Cena and Drew McIntyre. Even if these are repaints, and let’s face it, they will be, hopefully Mattel adds Reigns’ complete back tattoo.
And there are a whole lot of basics on the way. Including Championship Showdown 2-packs that lean heavy on nostalgia …
And WWE Series waves that include first-time-in-the-line figures of Damian Priest, Chelsea Green, Jake Atlas, and Dexter Loomis.
Finally, photos have leaked of four of the figures in AEW Unrivaled 5, including Luchasaurus, Jungle Boy and Jon Moxley, including his chase figure. These photos were shared on Instagram by haotianyu_.