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Rumor Roundup (April 17, 2017): Finn Balor injury, Roman Reigns plans, Strowman vs. Lesnar, 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:

  • Finn Balor's status is still unclear but there are no reports that he's been cleared from his concussion just yet.
  • According to the Observer, it's possible WWE holds off on having Roman Reigns wrestle at Payback.
  • Braun Strowman will challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal title at some point in the next few months, likely before SummerSlam.
  • The only effect of the recent bad press on JBL is that he's expected to play a straight babyface commentator on television going forward, at least until these stories start to die off.
  • The Observer is saying it looks likely Katsuyori Shibata will likely never be cleared to wrestle again.

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.