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Rumor Roundup (Dec. 19, 2018): Braun Strowman update, NXT call ups, Paige future, 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:

  • WrestleVotes notes that Braun Strowman may not actually be cleared to wrestle again until Royal Rumble. He can still make appearances, of course.
  • The first of the NXT call ups are expected before Royal Rumble.
  • Paige will be getting a new role within WWE, says PW Insider, and early speculation is that she’ll join Kickoff panels as an analyst, something like the role Booker T is in now.
  • Although he’s said he won’t be used on television, there is an expectation that John Cena could appear on an episode of Raw in January.
  • Rob Van Dam is teasing that he’ll be making a return of some sort.

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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