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Rumor Roundup (Feb. 17, 2016): Wade Barrett leaving WWE, Michelle Beadle, NXT call ups, 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:

  • The word going around on Wade Barrett's decision not to re-sign with WWE is a combination of injury issues and unhappiness with his never advancing beyond Intercontinental title level.
  • Pro Wrestling Sheet reports that Michelle Beadle received a call from Vince McMahon personally and that's what led to her reconciling with WWE. Apparently she felt enough time had passed and was open to others viewing things different than her.
  • Finn Balor is looking at a main roster call up by the end of 2016, though there is apparently a push to keep him in NXT as the top star of the developmental brand.
  • Samoa Joe, meanwhile, is apparently headed for the main roster sooner rather than later. In fact, the post-WrestleMania 32 episode of Raw could see multiple NXT call ups debuting.
  • The goal with the Global Cruiserweight Series WWE is holding this summer is to make it an annual big money event.

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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