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Rumor Roundup (May 15, 2017): Universal title contender, New Day return, Simon Gotch, 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:

  • WWE will be crowning a top contender to the Universal championship as early as tonight's episode of Raw, or next week at the latest.
  • It looks like The New Day will be arriving on SmackDown by early June at the latest.
  • Simon Gotch, now Simon Grimm, has been backstage at multiple Ring of Honor shows the past few days, leading to obvious speculation he may be signing on with the promotion.
  • Travis "Flip" Gordon has signed with Ring of Honor, according to PW Insider.
  • Billy Corgan has officially signed an agreement to purchase the NWA from Bruce Tharpe, according to PW Insider.

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.