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Rumor Roundup (Dec. 5, 2018): Roman Reigns appearance, Braun Strowman, backstage at SmackDown, 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:

  • According to PW Insider, Roman Reigns was at Tribute to the Troops, though it’s unclear if he will be used on television.
  • For that matter, Braun Strowman was also there but they say he was at SmackDown for a time too, so he may have been getting checked out after elbow surgery to see about wrestling at TLC later this month.
  • Undertaker, Michelle McCool, Maryse, Mark Henry, and Christian were all backstage at SmackDown Live this week, per PW Insider.
  • With WWE mentioned women’s tag team titles on Raw this week, it’s led to further speculation that said titles will be coming much sooner rather than later.
  • Fandango has been working out at the Performance Center to prepare for a return, notes 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. And check our weekly Rumor Look Back here to keep track of how often rumors turn out to be correct!

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