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Rumor Roundup (April 8, 2016): Shane McMahon jump, Triple H NXT absence, Shinsuke Nakamura name, 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:

  • There is some word making the rounds that the big stunt Shane McMahon wanted to do was to fall off the titantron and they even practiced it but ultimately decided to do the big jump from off the Hell in a Cell structure.
  • As noted here, Triple H not appearing at NXT Takeover: Dallas was apparently a Vince McMahon decision because he didn't want Triple H playing babyface on the show.
  • Although there was some thought that Shinsuke Nakamura would be dropping his first name in WWE, that no longer appears to be the case.
  • According to the Observer, the belief is Ricochet/Prince Puma is going to be coming to WWE. It's unclear exactly when.
  • It's expected that announcements for the Global Cruiserweight Series qualifiying matches will come within the next week.

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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