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:
- There has been talk of a face turn coming soon for Big E Langston, likely in conjunction with him entering a title feud. Rumors a few months ago suggested that WWE was looking to push an African American babyface on the main event level, and Langston could fit that bill. A feud with Alberto Del Rio over the World Heavyweight Championship is believed to be most likely, and rumors from a while back hinted that Langston may be headed for that title scene come late 2013. Del Rio lacking a long-term feud with anyone for that title of late (one defense against Christian, and what will likely be another one-off defense against Rob Van Dam at Night of Champions give testament to that) also lend credence to that rumor. The US and Intercontinental titles are also possibilities, as both are currently held by heels.
- Speaking of upcoming feuds, the first planned feud for Los Matadores (a repacking of Primo and Epico,) is said to be the Real Americans, Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro.
- It's been quite a while since we've had any news on the long planned WWE Network, and probably for good reason as there are many obstacles still standing in the way. One route that WWE had previously explored was to acquire the failing G-4 network from NBC Universal, but that option had been blocked with NBC Universal planning to relaunch G-4 as their new "Esquire" network. NBC has now announced that they will instead be turning the Style network into Esquire, leaving G-4 potentially available for now.
- In other TV network news relating to WWE, the USA Network has named a new president: Chris McCumbel. McCumbel is said to be a supporter of WWE and was part of the decision to expand Raw to three hours. USA has long been said to be pleased with WWE and Raw, and it looks like their excellent relationship will continue headed forward.
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.