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Rumor Roundup (Dec. 27, 2016): Plans for Goldberg, Chris Hero; heat on Big E, Jim Ross

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:

  • Goldberg is believed to be signed for three matches - the Rumble, WrestleMania 33 and one other.
  • Big E got a lot of heat from the higher ups for his joke on the Dec. 19 Raw about the numerous titles Charlotte’s won recently.
  • If everything goes through with his signing, Chris Hero is expected to replace Samoa Joe in NXT.
  • Vince McMahon is extremely unhappy with ITV’s World of Sport revival in the United Kingdom, and it may be impacting WWE’s relationship with Jim Ross, who is doing play-by-play.
  • Despite his hip condition, Mick Foley was brought back for Roadblock & Raw last week because Stephanie McMahon was on vacation and Vince wanted an authority figure.

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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