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No matter the time of day or day of the week, there are always a ton of WWE rumors for fans to dissect and gossip about, and we’ve got some of the juiciest, more recent rumors to break down for you right here.

The WWE United Kingdom Championship tournament that is taking place this weekend might be the launching pad for other regional championships for the company. WWE rumors suggest the company is looking to launch similar tournaments to create champions for Asia and Latin America as it attempts to expand its fan bases in those regions.

The UK Championship tournament wraps up Sunday with the quarterfinals, semi-finals, and finals, with quarter-final matches including Tyler Bate vs. Jordan Devlin, Trent Seven vs. Wolfgang, Pete Dunne vs. Sam Gradwell, and Mark Andrews vs. Joseph Conners.

Former two-time NXT champion Samoa Joe is said to be on his way to the main roster imminently. The Samoan Submission Machine had only one match at the most recent NXT tapings and while he is still featuring in house show main events, he does not seem to be involved in a storyline in NXT at present. That could point to Joe spinning his wheels until it’s time for him to move onto Raw or SmackDown Live, perhaps with a debut at the 2017 Royal Rumble.

When he does make the transition to the main roster, he’s expected to be handed a monster push, according to Cageside Seats. That might include a major match at WrestleMania 33. Given that plans seem to be up in the air for the event beyond the reportedly locked-down Seth Rollins vs. Triple H and Big Show vs. Shaquille O’Neal matches, there are some high-profile opponents awaiting Joe. The long-rumored Undertaker vs. John Cena match appears to be off, and with Joe and Cena sharing a long-time friendship (they got their start together back in the day), that could be the direction Vince McMahon heads in with Joe at WrestleMania 33.

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