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Rumor Roundup (Jan. 27, 2017): WWE champions, Bray Wyatt plans, Royal Rumble winner, 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 Observer notes that neither AJ Styles nor Kevin Owens will be champions going into WrestleMania, so there will be changes coming soon, possibly both at Royal Rumble.
  • It's also noted that Bray Wyatt is scheduled for a run with the WWE world title in 2017.
  • Speaking of which, there's now talk that Randy Orton could win the Royal Rumble and go on to WrestleMania 33 to challenge Wyatt for the championship. That would mean Bray winning the belt at Elimination Chamber.
  • John Cena vs. Samoa Joe is a match that was apparently thrown around as an idea and is still possible for WrestleMania 33.
  • Samoa Joe, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Tye Dillinger are the names from NXT most talked about as surprise entrants in the Royal Rumble.

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.