Rumor Roundup for Thursday, September 5 - Injury Updates, Elimination Chamber, and More!

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Injury updates for Christian and Mark Henry, Ric Flair dealing with another medical condition, Elimination Chamber host city announced, 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:

  • Christian, who suffered a concussion last week, was (slight spoiler) on stage for a segment but did not wrestle at Tuesday night's (9/3) SmackDown taping. This is a good sign for a speedy return, as WWE prefers not to use talent in any capacity until they've passed concussion testing. It is being said that Christian will undergo an in-ring test today or tomorrow to determine if he's ready to return to action.
  • Speaking of injuries, there is still no word on the exact severity of Mark Henry's hamstring injury, for which he had an MRI earlier this week. He is expected to miss action at least through Night of Champions.
  • Ric Flair is once again dealing with blood clots in his legs, which are preventing him from flying long distances. WWE has previously stated that they will no longer allow Flair to be used in any physical capacity due to his ailing health. (And after his spiel last month's SummerSlam Axxess, they may not use him at all.)
  • WWE officially announced that next February's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view will take place on February 23, at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN.
  • Former WWE and TNA wrestler Matt Morgan stated in an interview recently that he believes it is "very possible" he will make a return to WWE. He praised WWE's overall product and especially their talent. He mentioned that he has matured since he left WWE, getting over addictions to painkillers and alcohol to be sober for seven years now.

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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