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:
- WWE Champion John Cena is currently dealing with a minor elbow injury, suffering from some swelling in the joint. He is not expected to miss any time because of it, and his SummerSlam match with Daniel Bryan is not in jeopardy. It is also not the same elbow he had surgery on last fall, which caused him to miss the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view in October. It is another sign, however, that his decade as a workhorse in WWE is taking a toll on his body.
- Cena was not the only one dealing with an injury on Monday, as CM Punk required four stitches in his chin after being busted open during his brawl with Brock Lesnar.
- In positive injury news, Big Show was cleared to return just prior to Monday night's Raw taping. WWE hoped to clear him last Friday (August 2) afternoon but could not. Though he was cleared prior to the show, he was not included on it as the script had already been written. It is believed that he will be written into the Shield/Mark Henry storyline next week, in time for a match at SummerSlam. Another match expected to be written in for SummerSlam is a Dolph Ziggler/Kaitlyn vs. AJ Lee/Big E Langston mixed gender tag team match.
- Yesterday, we mentioned that NXT wrestler Garrett Dylan was believed to have been released by the company. It has now been officially confirmed.
- After BJ Whitmer was injured in last weekend's Ring of Honor tournament, it has been announced that his opponent in that match Mike Bennett, will move on in the tournament (next facing Tomasso Ciama on August 17) since Whitmer was unable to continue the match.
- It's "Shark Week" on the Discovery channel, so you know what that means: Shark Boy Week on TNA.com. Yep, that's a real thing that's happening...
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.