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Rumor Roundup (Dec. 24, 2016): AJ Styles title defense, Brock Lesnar UFC future, Finn Balor 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 looks like part of the reason Baron Corbin was added to the AJ Styles vs. Dolph Ziggler title match is because they wanted to protect Styles due to his ankle injury.
  • Brock Lesnar could have another fight in the UFC, or at least there's a belief he wants another MMA fight before he retires for good.
  • There's been a lot of back and forth on it but it's highly unlikely Finn Balor returns for the Royal Rumble, as WWE feels it has enough star power in the match without him.
  • The Observer notes Mick Foley will be undergoing hip replacement surgery "sometime in the next few months," so he'll be off at some point.
  • Apparently Talking Smack has seen a big drop in viewers since moving time slots.

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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