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Rumor Roundup (Dec. 6, 2018): Bliss not cleared, Ziggler/McIntyre plans, NXT signings, 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:

  • Despite Mark Henry’s comments, Wrestling Observer says Alexa Bliss is not cleared for an in-ring return after suffering her most recent concussion. So far, she’s only approved for light activity under medical supervision.
  • On Observer Radio this week, Dave Meltzer speculated that after their split on Raw, Dolph Ziggler will drift down the card while Drew McIntyre’s main event push continues.
  • Drummer Alicia Warrington said on her Twitter that she’s been hired as a new NXT announcer. It looks like her on-screen name will be “Alicia Taylor”.
  • Shane Strickland’s WWE contract may be on hold due to his Lucha Underground deal, per PW Insider. He’s still working with MLW in the interim.
  • In discussing Jonah Rock’s signing, PW Torch notes that other members of WWE’s January class probably won’t be as well known because the company is now trying to identify and lock up wrestlers before they break out in the big name indie promotions.

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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