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Rumor Roundup (Dec. 10, 2016): AJ Styles injury status, WWE Creative team shake-up, Brandi Rhodes pregnancy talk, more!

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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:

  • AJ Styles is off house shows this weekend while he rests and rehabs his ankle. It’s not clear if he’ll be cleared by Tuesday, although he will be on the show in some capacity, and it’s not expected to be much longer before he is back in action.
  • Regarding WWE’s talent acquisition plan, some wrestlers they passed on at a recent tryout say they were told it was because the company isn’t hiring anyone who weighs more than 205 pounds right now.
  • The man who oversaw Raw and SmackDown’s writing teams, Tom Casiello, was let go by WWE on Friday, according to the Observer. He was said to “very influential” in how the women have been booked.
  • Because a photo she posted with her hand on her mid-section, a rumor started online that Brandi Rhodes was pregnant. It gained enough traction Cody’s wife posted again to shoot it down.
  • Dave Meltzer believes NXT TakeOver: San Antonio’s Women’s title match will be Asuka vs. either Peyton Royce or Billie Kay.

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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