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, it's just circulating around the pro wrestling rumor mill. Remember, take it all with a grain of salt.
Royal Rumble Rumors:
- As noted on the site already, The Rock is in Philadelphia. It's expected that at the very least he will make an appearance at the Royal Rumble event tonight.
- Chris Jericho is in town but is not expected to be in the Royal Rumble.
- According to PW Insider, "there is talk" that Sheamus won't be in Philadelphia tonight and therefore won't be making a surprise return in the Royal Rumble match.
- Names who could be appearing in the Royal Rumble based on various rumors floating around: Randy Orton, Bo Dallas, Rob Van Dam, Diamond Dallas Page, Team 3D, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens.
- Outside of the actual Royal Rumble match, there are rumblings of a Sting appearance and Brock Lesnar making a full blown babyface turn.
If you have heard of any interesting rumors that you'd like to add, feel free to post them in the comments section below. Just remember they are rumors and not confirmed as fact, so please take them as such. Have fun with it.