Rumor Roundup for Thursday, September 19 - Punk, Taker, McCool, and More!

CM Punk once again dealing with injuries.

CM Punk dealing with injuries again, Punk's contract situation, Taker backstage at NXT, former Diva coming back? 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:

  • CM Punk is currently off television nursing nagging injuries to his knee and ankle. He has reportedly been suffering from the injuries for several weeks now, which is why he has been wrestling less outside of pay per views. He was out this week and could miss next week as well as he continues to heal. Punk's contract is also up next summer, which has some WWE higher ups nervous about what he might do. While it would be extremely unlikely that Punk would wrestle for any other company, Punk has suggested in the past that he plans to retire at a younger age than many would expect.
  • The Undertaker was reportedly backstage at the most recent NXT tapings, but he wasn't just spectating. According to those present, he was also offering some in-ring training and pointers to the new talent. His wife, former Diva Michelle McCool, is also popping up in rumors which suggest she may be making a return to the company. She retired in 2011 and gave birth to the couple's son last year, but is reportedly in great shape now.
  • Former TNA Knockout Santana Garrett has wrestled tryout matches at the recent NXT tapings. She is expected to sign soon full time with WWE.
  • Speaking of TNA, multiple sources are reporting that Hulk Hogan's contract expires on October 1. There is a lot of speculation that Hogan may return to WWE on a "Legends" contract, especially with his prominent appearance in the upcoming WWE 2K14 video game.

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.

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