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:
- Big Show has had some WWE officials worried as he has been walking with a "noticeable limp" backstage the past several days. His appearance on last night's Raw, chokeslamming Randy Orton through a table, would seem to indicate that the injury isn't very serious, but since he is set for a WWE title match against Orton at Survivor Series, any injury is worth paying attention to. Big Show missed a little over two months this past summer dealing with labrum and knee injuries.
- Speaking of Raw, you may have noticed Paul Heyman making his return to television despite rumors as recent as a week ago suggesting that he would be taking a break until it is time for him to return with Brock Lesnar. According to reports, that was indeed the plan for Heyman but that plan was changed to accommodate new storylines.
- There have been some conflicting reports as to why the Big E Langston/Curtis Axel match was nixed from last week's edition of Main Event. Early reports said that Langston tore open some stitches and had to be pulled from the match, but that was apparently not the case. There was simply a travel mix up with the WWE roster headed to Europe and Langston had to leave a day earlier than expected. That match will likely be made up this week, either on Main Event or Smackdown.
- WWE has been promoting a special "country" theme for next week's Raw, live from Nashville, TN, on November 18.
- The Royal Rumble poster that has been floating around the internet featuring CM Punk (and was posted in yesterday's comments section) is apparently fake. By all accounts, it was simply some fan art that got popular.
- The recently released former NXT talent, Chris Hero/Kassius Ohno, posted a long and generally positive message on his Facebook account about his termination, time with WWE, and his return to the independent scene. (It's too long to post here, but I recommend checking it out.)
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.