Amazingly, WWE firing CM Punk wasn't the craziest wrestling rumour of the day. The winner of that prize goes to WinnerSports.co.uk's report that Vince McMahon is in preliminary talks to buy Newcastle United F.C. of the Barclays Premier League:
The American billionaire may be interested in buying Newcastle United.
Although no official bids have yet been made, talks are tentative. McMahon [is] eager to expand his brand into the Barclays Premier League....
The American is thought to be a soccer fan and avid follower of the EPL (English Premier League)....
As reported earlier this year by Winner Sports, current Newcastle own Mike Ashley would consider selling the football club if a suitable offer is made.
The Sports Direct owner is looking to shift his attention to the SPL after The Scottish Premier League was handed a huge boost with their share of TV money from the recent BT Sport mega Champions League TV rights deal.
A top Newcastle United source told Winner Sports: "Vince McMahon has been sniffing around the club and seems keen on pursuing his interest.
"He sees England as an untapped market for his wrestling empire. He has even indicated he could put on wrestling bouts at St James’s Park.
"Obviously it is very early days but there is hope the fans may get what they want with Ashley leaving. Buying a club like Newcastle would throw him into the spotlight in England which is just what he is looking to do."
It's very hard to believe that Vince would spend £100 million of his fortune to purchase a business he knows absolutely nothing about at a time when he's already sinking a ton of money into the new WWE Network.
Dave Meltzer thinks that Winner Sports confused father and son up, but that also begs the question of where would Shane McMahon obtain the financing to buy one of the biggest football clubs in the UK:
"Regarding the story on Vince McMahon buying the Newcastle Football Club, the belief it is more likely Shane McMahon. Shane McMahon has some interest in European sports and British soccer, while Vince has very little interest in any sports."
As you can probably tell, Cagesiders, the gossip in the British soccer world may need to be taken with an even bigger grain of salt than our daily wrestling Rumor Roundup.