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:
- Word is that the only promotions that Rey Mysterio will work with going forward are AAA in Mexico and Lucha Underground in the States. Given that he's getting $20,000 per appearance fee to just sign autographes and take pictures at conventions, he'll be fine on a reduced schedule for those two shows.
- Kevin Nash's Hall of Fame induction has been spoiled by a WrestleMania magazine that's already been printed. It's still said he'll likely to enter as his Diesel character so he can go in again later as an Outsider or member of the nWo. Shawn Michaels is set to do the inducting honors.
- The go home show for WrestleMania, March 23rd in Los Angeles, is set to guest star Snoop Dogg and Grantland/ESPN's Bill Simmons.
- Mark Henry & Eva Marie were also said to be backstage in New Jersey last night, but obviously didn't get the call. Henry is rumored for a spot in the Andre the Giant Memorial in Santa Clara.
- Trent Baretta (formerly Trent Barreta in WWE - see what he did there?) is moving over to Ring of Honor (ROH) to tag with Rocky Romero in his newest venture after Alex Kozlov's retirement ended Forever Hooligans. Roppongi Vice should debut soon in ROH. Evolve has pulled Trent from all the dates he had booked with Gabe Sapolsky's promotion.
- Lana and Rusev are officially public with their personal relationship, as TMZ reports the couple recently bought a $600,000 home together in the Nashville area.
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.