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Rumor Roundup (Jan. 31, 2017): Samoa Joe, Elimination Chamber plans, John Cena, 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:

  • Plans call for Samoa Joe to be a Raw Superstar from here forward.
  • Most of the Elimination Chamber card will be established on tonight’s SmackDown.
  • The decision to downplay John Cena tying Ric Flair’s WWE title record was partially because they don’t want to call attention to a short reign, since plans call for him to drop the belt at Elimination Chamber.
  • Rusev’s broken nose is legit, and happened when he took a crossbody from Kofi Kingston on the Rumble ‘go home’ show.
  • Chris Jericho reportedly tweaked an ankle in the Rumble working with Brock Lesnar, but obviously not enough to keep him from working on Raw.

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.