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Rumor Roundup (Jan. 8, 2015): Brock Lesnar WWE update, Royal Rumble, Randy Orton return, 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, it's just circulating around the pro wrestling rumor mill. Remember, take it all with a grain of salt.

Rumors for the Day:

  • It appears as though whether Brock Lesnar re-signs with WWE or not is what will determine who wins at Royal Rumble. If he doesn't, Seth Rollins could cash in on John Cena to win the title and headline WrestleMania against Roman Reigns.
  • Randy Orton is now advertised for house shows next weekend. It looks like he could make his return on Raw in a couple weeks.
  • It looks unlikely that Alberto Del Rio (El Patron) will go to TNA because, as the Observer Newsletter notes, he's being advised by those close that the company is a "sinking ship." Essentially, he's better off doing everything else he's been doing.
  • TNA and Destination America putting Impact on Friday is because they feel fans will go looking for SmackDown, won't find it, and will eventually land on Impact. So there you go.
  • Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis will apparently be talking to TNA and Lucha Underground about working out a deal, according to the Observer.

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.

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