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Rumor Roundup (Dec. 5, 2016): Wyatts title run, WWE celebrity guests, Network cancellations, Tajiri, 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:

  • Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton & Luke Harper are expected to follow New Day’s lead and defend their SmackDown tag titles under the Freebird Rule.
  • Peter Rosenberg’s guest spot on the TLC Kickoff is part of a push to bring “name” fans onto WWE Network. Sam Roberts is the next personality they hope to bring on.
  • Another possibility is ESPN’s Jonathan Coachman, who responded to a fan asking if he would return to hosting pre-show panels by saying he and WWE “ARE working on it”.
  • This will likely be on pay-per-view (PPV) Kickoffs only, as the Raw and SmackDown pre-shows are reportedly on the chopping block.
  • Tajiri Tweeted he’s wrapping up commitments in Japan and will be returning to WWE in Spring 2017. The 46 year old is expected to work in the cruiserweight division and serve as a coach.

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.