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:
- It sounds like WWE is putting the eventual CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar plan in motion. Knowing that there is virtually no way Punk can show up at WWE's Payback pay-per-view (PPV) in Chicago, IL while retaining heel heat, they aren't going to fight it. The feud/match with Jericho will likely serve the dual purposes of getting Punk back on track with a one-off win upon his return and set up a split with Paul Heyman.
- The Usos may be next in line for a big push on the tag team scene. They've been getting a lot of wins at house shows and dark matches in recent weeks, and it is expected that this will translate to TV in the near future. Current rumors indicate that a team of Sheamus and Randy Orton will be the primary face team in the short-term, eventually leading to their break up and feud. After they fall, WWE will need another top face team and the Usos very well may end up as that team.
- TNA has announced that Jeff Hardy will be making his return at this Sunday's (June 2) Slammiversary PPV. Whether he'll be in a match or just making an appearance is not yet known. Hardy has been out of action for over a month since losing his TNA world title "full metal mayhem" match against Bully Ray in April.
- Speaking of TNA, the always-quotable Kurt Angle had some interesting things to say in a recent interview with Newsday. First, he considers the past few months a "break" for himself and says that he'll be returning to the TNA main event scene soon. In addition, he didn't deny having an interest in potentially returning to WWE in a part-time role if they would have him, but he is focused on TNA now.
- Also for TNA, it is expected that they will make an announcement on tonight's (May 30) Impact that the Bound for Glory PPV will be taking place in San Diego, California, in October.
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.