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:
- Now that Dave Meltzer spilled the beans, the word is getting around that TNA is up for sale and there are potential buyers interested. This is heavy rumor and speculation and what not, but you're going to be hearing a lot of it in the coming weeks and maybe months: Eric Bischoff is going to attempt to buy the company and that's part of why he left to "work from home". Remember, he tried to purchase WCW but that fell through when investors found out they wouldn't have TV time after the AOL merger. With Viacom still backing the company and the television ratings it draws, don't be surprised if news pops up on that front.
- Dean Ambrose and Big E. Langston both suffered cuts and had to get stitches last night at Hell in a Cell. John Cena, if you're wondering, came out of his match feeling fine.
- Speaking of Cena, there was originally a plan in place for Damien Sandow to cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase but that was changed at the last minute. For what it's worth, there's a rumor going around that we're going to see that angle play out on Raw tonight in Orlando.
- Vince McMahon is expected back immediately, likely making his first appearance on tonight's episode of Raw to kick off a big angle heading into Survivor Series. It's looking more and more likely that he'll back Big Show and that will be the catalyst to put the match together against Triple H next month. It would be an easy way to get rid of all the lawsuits and restraining orders and what not.
- Apparently, Curtis Axel's injury happened on Raw last week when he blew out both his hips in a freak accident. There was initial hope he could still work Hell in a Cell but an examination by doctors proved otherwise. That's why his match with Langston was pulled from the show. There's no time frame for his return, but he shouldn't be gone long.
- Despite all its financial struggles, TNA will be touring the United Kingdom early next year. Not only that, but the promotion will tape a couple of pay-per-views there, one on Jan. 31 in Manchester and one on Feb. 2 in Birmingham.
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.