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Rumor Roundup (Jan. 29, 2018): Rousey, Women’s title plans, Lashley in WWE, Jordan injury, 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 plans to have Ronda Rousey challenge Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s title and Royal Rumble winner Asuka face Alexa Bliss for the Raw Women’s title at WrestleMania 34, says PW Insider. UPDATE: There’s also a conflicting report from The Observer and others you can read here.
  • Word is Bobby Lashley has stopped negotiating with New Japan, and he’s expected back with WWE soon.
  • While it will require WWE to extend Brock Lesnar’s contract past April, it’s believed they want to do a Lashley/Lesnar feud after Mania.
  • The Raw tag title change was done because of Jason Jordan’s back injury, according to Wrestling Observer Radio. At Saturday’s house show he was unable to take any bumps due to the injury.
  • Nigel McGuinness missed Saturday’s NXT show and Sunday’s 205 Live Kickoff match because he was legitimately sick with the flu, The Observer confirmed.

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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