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Rumor Roundup (Jan. 24, 2017): Cena plans, UK talent, backstage leaks, 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:

  • WWE has a WrestleMania plan for John Cena. Bryan Alvarez of Wrestling Observer Radio says it should become clear after Royal Rumble, and it’s still not an Undertaker match.
  • After word got out about Mickie James’ debut the day before it happened, WWE is looking to crackdown on backstage leaks.
  • Tyler Bate, Trent Seven and Pete Dunne were pulled from a wXw event in London on Saturday, and it might be because WWE wants to use one or more of them at TakeOver or Royal Rumble. Keep an eye on Sunday’s Progress show, where all three are champions.
  • Linda McMahon’s Senate confirmation hearing is scheduled for today, and President Trump’s nominee to head the Small Business Administration is expected to be grilled about how WWE consolidated the territories, wrestler’s status as independent contractors and more.
  • A documentary about Hulk Hogan’s court battle with Gawker over his sex tape that recently played the Sundance film festival looks to be headed to Netflix.

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.