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Rumor Roundup (May 24, 2016): Cody Rhodes return, John Cena's first feud, Lillian Garcia's release, 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 were tenative plans for Cody Rhodes to drop the Stardust character - something he said he requested in his statement on his WWE release - at WrestleMania 32 or the night after, but Vince McMahon pulled the plug on the angle.
  • Look for John Cena to feud with Alberto Del Rio for a while after he comes back next Monday.
  • Noelle Foley - and WWE Network cameras - have been spotted at New York Wrestling Connection (NYWC), meaning the promotion/academy that produced Zack Ryder and others will be featured on Holy Foley!
  • Another Network show, Ride Along, reportedly just filmed an announcer episode with Michael Cole, JBL & Byron Saxton road-tripping from Newark to Baltimore this past Sunday.
  • Some sources within WWE are maintaining that Lillian Garcia was on the first list of cuts from 'Black Friday', but that the employees responsible didn't know about the circumstances with her father. When those who had approved her leave found out she was set for release, they got her name removed to avoid bad PR.

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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