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Rumor Roundup: Royal Rumble surprises, Naomi’s return, Jay Briscoe, 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:

  • said a source wrestling Cody Rhodes’ return to WWE at the Royal Rumble was previously announced for two reasons. The first reason is that “almost everyone already expected it to happen.” The second reason is that WWE is “more than pleased” with the actual surprises planned for the event.
  • Naomi’s WWE contract was about to expire at the time she pulled out of the company with Sasha Banks in May. Before the situation that led to Naomi’s exit, combat selection He points out that both sides were optimistic about agreeing to an extension that would have been the largest financial contract of her career.
  • Someone at WWE told Fightful that there has been a “positive connection” between both sides and they are confident Naomi will return to the company.
  • PW from the inside He claims that AEW was going to do a lot to pay tribute to Jay Briscoe on Dynamite this week, but they can’t get over what their “broadcast partner” will let them do.
  • Insider also reports that Tony Khan wanted to bring in more people to the ROH show Jay Briscoe taped after Dynamite, but the short notice made it “logistically impossible” in some cases.
  • Observer Wrestling Radio Dave Meltzer said that although Nick Khan is supposed to be in charge of WWE’s hiring and firing operations at the moment, the “general assumption” among people in the company is that Vince McMahon was behind the decision to fire Vice President of Public Relations Adam Hopkins.
  • the Wrestling Newsletter indicates that WWE hopes to sell the company “in the $8.5 billion range.” It was noted that analysts believe Comcast could agree to a larger deal in the range of $7.4 billion to $8.2 billion.

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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