Speculating on rumors surrounding professional wrestling is a favorite pastime of many fans, perhaps second only to actually watching the matches. In this daily column, we take a look at the latest rumors sparked by the professional wrestling rumor mill.
Important reminder: rumors are just rumours. None of this has been confirmed as fact, it’s just circulating around the professional wrestling rumor mill. We track the accuracy of rumors in a weekly feature called Rumor Look Back which you can find here. Remember, take it all with a grain of salt.
Rumors of the day:
- combat selection I’ve heard from dozens of people in WWE who are all “moved” by the news that Vince McMahon has embarked on his plot to return to WWE. The shock reaction spilled over many departments within the company, with no one apparently informed of what was to come.
- One talent expects a “roster uproar” if McMahon returns to his position as WWE’s chief creative officer.
- wrestling Brandon Thurston puts a rough estimate of 60% on the probability of success of McMahon’s plan.
- to me The Observer Wrestling Live Brian Alvarez, Sasha Banks told PEOPLE that she will not be appearing on next week’s episode of AEW Dynamite in Los Angeles. F4Wonline’s Dave Meltzer adds that “everyone” in Japan was saying the NJPW deal had nothing to do with AEW.
- PW from the inside He notes that there are talks in WWE about turning heel for Bobby Lashley very soon. Given the fact that MVP was seen in the background of Raw talking to Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander, there is speculation that Bob’s role could coincide with the return of The Hurt Business.
- Now that he’s officially back with WWE, Insider says William Regal will be at the SmackDown taping tonight as part of his new responsibilities.
- Meltzer said there was a “difference of opinion” in AEW as to whether the Death Triangle or The Elite should win the final match of a best-of-seven series in Los Angeles over Dynamite. Meltzer believes that AEW President Tony Khan wants to put the AEW World Trios title on the Elite.
If you have heard any interesting rumors that you would like to add, feel free to post them in the comments section below. Just remember that they are rumors and not confirmed as fact, so please take it as such. And check out the weekly rumors, look back here To track the validity of the rumors.