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Rumor Roundup: NXT Changed After Deaths Of Jay Briscoe, Hulk Hogan, And More!


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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 the 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:

  • New Day was scheduled to hold a “funeral” for NXT’s Pretty Deadly title hopefuls on Tuesday, but that segment was canceled after news of Jay Briscoe’s death reached Orlando, John Bullock.
  • Shawn Michaels, Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston changed the clip, according to Sean Ross Sapp. He also noted that Michaels made the call Joseph confesses Briscoe Tragedy Live.
  • Former member and current critic of the Church of Scientology Aaron Smith Levine Believes Hulk Hogan is recruited by the group through his current girlfriend. Hogan attended it NFL playoff game in Tampa Monday night with famous Scientologist Tom Cruise.
  • Speaking of the Hulkster, said Ric Flair his podcast Hogan will be on Raw XXX next Monday.
  • Former NWA wrestler Colby Corino (son of former ECW and ROH talent and current NXT trainer/producer Steve Corino) signs with WWE, reports Choose a fight.
  • This site also brings in WWE independent wrestler Jason Cade to help produce the women’s Royal Rumble. TJ Wilson, who has trained alongside Natalya with Cade in the past, was instrumental in signing him for the Jan. 28 match.
  • While we’re talking about the producers, Dave Meltzer said Observer Wrestling Radio Jeremy Borash is responsible for the videos leading up to Cody Rhodes’ comeback that aired on Raw.

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.




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