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:
- on me Observer Wrestling RadioDave Meltzer stated that two weeks ago, WWE wasn’t planning on having Sami Zayn win the men’s Royal Rumble match. In retrospect, Meltzer says Zayn’s storyline with The Bloodline was originally only scheduled to last three weeks, but WWE kept going because Sami was over.
- Choose a fight Ronda Rousey says SmackDown She was originally scheduled to defend the Women’s Championship against Raquel Rodriguez on December 30 Royal Rumble 2023. As of early December, there was an idea to book Bianca Belair vs. Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey vs. Rhea Ripley as WrestleMania 39 Women’s title matches.
- The site goes on to say that before Rousey dropped the title to Flair, Ronda was presented with several creative options, but they didn’t work out. Then WWE made the decision to move to the Rousey vs. WWE match. Rodriguez to December 30 and Flair defeating Rousey for the title.
- to me PW from the insideVince McMahon was spotted at Titan Towers this week, and it looks like he’s back in his old office.
- Per Meltzer, Bray Wyatt is listed as the number one babyface on SmackDown Brand.
- Meltzer also claims that Natalya is “hurt” and may not be ready in time for the women’s Royal Rumble match.
- fighting It is noted that due to the appearance of Mark Briscoe the first game dynamite A late addition to the show, time had to be cut from Darby Allen’s match and the Family Therapy division to make room for The Briscoe vs. Jay Lethal.
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.