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Rumor Roundup (Mar. 18, 2017): John Cena time off, Finn Balor return, NXT call ups, 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:

  • John Cena and Chris Jericho are taking time off from WWE after WrestleMania 33.
  • It now appears Finn Balor won't return to WWE television before WrestleMania 33, and that likely means he won't be working the show.
  • WWE is apparently planning multiple main roster call ups from NXT just after WrestleMania 33, with Shinsuke Nakamura and Elias Samson mentioned most. Asuka may not be in this wave, however.
  • Now that Shaq vs. Big Show is off, American Alpha vs. The Usos could now be a pre-show match at WrestleMania 33.
  • Jim Ross is in talks to be the lead announcer for the ITV show, according to the Observer.

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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