Rumor Roundup for Tuesday, July 9 - Sting, Shield, TNA, and More!

WWE setting the stage for Sting?

WWE getting the red carpet ready for Sting? Hints of a Shield breakup? WWE Developmental Center, and More!

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 is currently being said that WWE is building a "subtle presence" for Sting within the company, hoping to bring him for 2014. In addition to a possible match at WrestleMania, WWE is setting the stage with their toy and video game developers (Mattell and 2K Sports respectively) to get ready for Sting, and there would obviously be a DVD highlighting Sting's career if/when he signs with WWE. There is also talk of Sting being a candidate for the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014.
  • The Shield has lost a bit of their luster lately, but they still figure into plans headed forward. Previous rumors suggested that WWE would like to have them cross paths with the Wyatt Family, and that could certainly still come to fruition. Another thing being discussed is a possible feud down the line between Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, possibly over the latter's U.S. Title.
  • WWE's developmental talent officially reported to their new training center in Florida yesterday. (The grand opening for the center will take place on Wednesday, July 10.) The long rumored mass of NXT cuts never materialized, with the belief being that WWE will see what they have in the newcomers before making decisions on their previous talent.
  • In some random TNA updates, the late payments being received by many TNA employees were in some cases 4-6 weeks behind. TNA is claiming that they were never that far behind, but did admit to some issues in that regard caused by their parent company, Panda Energy. Additionally, the TNA Television Title, last held by Abyss, has been officially retired. This is on the heels of TNA retiring the Knockout's Tag Team titles just a few weeks ago. The belief is that the company can reintroduce the titles if needed.

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.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cageside Seats

You must be a member of Cageside Seats to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cageside Seats. You should read them.

Join Cageside Seats

You must be a member of Cageside Seats to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cageside Seats. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker