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Rumor Roundup (May 1, 2017): Jericho’s exit, Mahal push, El Patron drama, X-Pac scare, 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:

  • Chris Jericho is still expected to leave WWE for at least a month to tour with his band Fozzy, possibly as soon as tonight’s Raw, so look for more on the angle of him winning the U.S. title and joining SmackDown this week.
  • At this point, WWE is not planning on having Jinder Mahal win the World title at Backlash, but that could change depending on how the build is received.
  • Former WWE announcer Rich Brennan was a guest on the Intelligent Wrestling Conversation podcast recently and spoke about his issues with Tom Phillips, who he said “made it difficult” for his friend Alex Del Barrio at the Performance Center.
  • Alberto El Patron cancelled an appearance with WCPW on Saturday due to “illness” and is taking some heat for it due to social media postings showing him drinking and partying on Friday night.
  • Sean “X-Pac” Waltman also missed a show in the UK for ICW this weekend. After the promoters expressed concern about his well-being, his Afterbuzz TV co-host said he was okay, but “dealing with some issues”.

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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