Speculating on the rumors surrounding pro wrestling is a favored pastime of many fans, perhaps second only to actually watching the matches. In this daily column, we take a look at the latest rumors being churned out by the pro wrestling rumor mill.
Important reminder: Rumors are just that -- rumors. None of this has been confirmed as legitimate news or fact; so remember to take it all with a grain of salt.
Rumors for the Day:
- Barring an extreme circumstance, WWE is believed to have chosen Brock Lesnar as the Undertaker's opponent at WrestleMania 30. This rumor has been around for quite some time, as the Undertaker was reportedly overheard telling fans at WWE Axxess prior to WrestleMania 29 that Lesnar would be his choice of opponent in the future. Before his injury at WrestleMania 29, WWE is said to have originally wanted to have the Rock take on Lesnar at WrestleMania 30, but those plans fell through. It is also believed that the "non-WrestleMania pay per view (PPV) match" that the Undertaker is rumored to have agreed to will likely be used to set up his eventual WrestleMania showdown with Lesnar. (Coincidentally, Lesnar is also said to have one more non-WrestleMania PPV in his contract as well.)
- Rey Mysterio was backstage at this past Monday night's Raw but was not used. A decision was made at the last minute, likely by Vince McMahon himself, that Rey would not be appearing on TV until he is ready to return to ring action. Though he did make his big return at a series of house shows in Mexico last week, Rey did not wrestle.
- Unlike Rey, Kane is expected to return soon, possibly as soon as next week's post-Hell in a Cell Raw. He is expected to resume his feud with Bray Wyatt and the Wyatt family, potentially with Cody Rhodes and Goldust also getting involved, leading to some kind of match at Survivor Series.
- WWE officials are said to be very pleased with the character development of Tyler Breeze in NXT. They believe his "arrogant heel" mannerisms are top notch and he has been compared to Fandango when it comes to his devotion to his character.
- TNA informed their talent in a meeting yesterday that the road tapings of Impact would officially be ending after the November 7 show in Cincinnati, OH. After that, they were to report to Universal Studios in Orlando, FL for all future tapings. They will not be returning to the same building that housed the (in)famous Impact Zone, but a different sound studio on the grounds.
- In an interesting development, TNA head of creative, Eric Bischoff, was not present at last night's Impact taping and will reportedly be away from all future TNA events indefinitely. No reason has been given for absence, but it is not believed to be related to his contract which is said to extend into 2014.
If you have heard of any interesting rumors that you'd like to add, feel free to post them in the comments section below. Please remember, these are merely rumors. Try not to take them too seriously, just have fun with them.