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Rumor Roundup (Dec. 13, 2018): TLC title changes, Rock plans, sick Superstars, Mandy/Naomi, more!

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. We track rumor accuracy in a weekly feature called Rumor Look Back you can find here. Remember, take it all with a grain of salt.

Rumors for the Day:

  • Right now it looks like we should see three titles change hands at TLC.
  • About that rumor The Rock was supposed to win the Royal Rumble next month and face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 35? On The Board at F4W, Dave Meltzer said “This didn’t sound believable, but I checked. Not true at all.” WrestleVotes said plans may have changed, but they stand by their source.
  • Finn Balor’s illness “requires clearance for physical contact” according to POST Wrestling. They reiterated that WWE believes he’ll get the go ahead to wrestle by TLC.
  • It’s not clear it’s the same or a related diagnosis or just a coincidence, but on PW Insider Elite Audio, Mike Johnson said he knows of at least one more person on the roster who is ill. Alexa Bliss posted an Instagram story saying she’s sick, and Mandy Rose said the same on her Snapchat.
  • Mandy’s illness is believed to be the reason her match with Naomi was cancelled on Tuesday’s SmackDown.

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. And check our weekly Rumor Look Back here to keep track of how often rumors turn out to be correct!

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