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:
- As you may have seen yesterday, Undertaker may be back to work SummerSlam in August, teaming with his kayfabe half-brother Kane to take on the Shield. Though Undertaker is rumored to be having some upcoming surgery, it is believed he will be physically able to work the pay-per-view by then. Should he decide to wrestle, it would go a long ways towards building up SummerSlam as the definite #2 PPV (behind WrestleMania) each year. It has previously been rumored that WWE would like to turn SummerSlam into a "stadium show", allowing them to triple or quadruple the possible audience in attendance.
- Also posted yesterday was the report that World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler suffered a concussion at Tuesday night's (May 7) SmackDown taping, set to be televised this Friday night (May 10). It is currently believed that Ziggler will be set to go at next Sunday's (May 19) Extreme Rules PPV, where he is scheduled to defend his title in a triple threat ladder match against Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger. However, like most major American sports in this age, WWE has been extremely careful with concussions and head traumas. So look for WWE to be very careful with Ziggler next week and, if he isn't cleared to go, they likely won't rush him back into the ring.
- Antonio Cesaro's yodeling gimmick is, thankfully, dead in the water. Following his excellent showing on last week's Main Event against Kofi Kingston, and again this week against Randy Orton (despite losing both matches,) it is believed that a renewed push is coming Cesaro's way. His promo on Monday night's (May 6) Raw is believed to be the first step towards his next storyline.
- WWE's Saturday Morning Slam might be coming to an end, at least temporarily. CW, the network that carries the show, apparently believed that the show would work much like one of the cartoon series they run in that there would be a "season" of new episodes, followed by some time off. As we all know, there is no "offseason" to pro wrestling, and this has led to a bit of conflict between the network and WWE. Further supporting an end to the show is that no new episode was taped this week.
- WWE color commentator Jerry Lawler will be back in action later this month for the !BANG! wrestling promotion in Florida. The 63-year old Lawler has reportedly been cleared by doctors to wrestle for the first time since suffering a heart attack last September.
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.