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Rumor Roundup (Dec. 8, 2018): Intergender in WWE, NXT TakeOver move, Shane Strickland, more!

NXT Takeover

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:

  • The Wrestling Observer Newsletter notes that one of the reasons WWE doesn’t allow for men to wrestle women is because of a promise made to Mattel many years ago.
  • The decision to move NXT back to Friday night next year was apparently made very late, possibly even as little as a week before the information was made public.
  • Shane Strickland’s deal with WWE is “still up in the air” but that it’s almost a certainty he winds up there, per the Observer. His Lucha Underground deal is getting in the way.
  • They also say Marko Stunt, prior to his injury, was drawing interest from WWE and AAA.
  • The future of Lucha Underground is once again uncertain with no tapings set for anytime soon for another season and funding needed for a season five.

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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