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:
- Here is one you could probably smell coming from a mile away: Kane vs. CM Punk is expected to happen at Elimination Chamber next month. Kane returned to the ring late in the Royal Rumble match to eliminate Punk, and their feud is expected to eventually lead to the long-rumored match between Punk and Triple H at WrestleMania XXX.
- The Shield breakup is expected to play out soon after Roman Reigns eliminated both Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose during last night's Rumble match. However, as has been rumored in the past, Rollins and Ambrose may keep the Shield together with a new third member, having only Reigns split from the group. The ensuing feud would likely have Reigns taking on the reformed Shield, where it is still being said that Mason Ryan is the favorite to replace Reigns.
- If last night's Big Show/Brock Lesnar match seemed extremely odd to you, that's because it was. It had to be changed at the last minute after Big Show reportedly broke his hand at a house show the night before. The excessive beat down Lesnar put on Show after the "match" was indeed to write Big Show off TV for a while.
- To the surprise of no one (except maybe Vince McMahon,) multiple accounts from those in attendance at last night's Royal Rumble event from Pittsburgh said that the crowd was "disgusted" as they left following the show. The general feeling was said to "incredibly negative." No news yet on the actual backstage opinion of the nights events, but I'm willing to bet WWE officials won't be pleased...
- We know that the first episode of NXT to air on the WWE Network will be live. However, it does not look like this will be a full time move for WWE's developmental program. While it is still something that could happen, all indications now are that most episodes of NXT will still be taped.
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.