We’re not even to the day of the event itself, but this is WrestleMania, and rumors don’t wait for Sunday.
PWInsider’s been a wealth of tidbits about who’s doing what in New Orleans, but there hasn’t been a ton of confirmation about what these sightings and chatter about sightings mean. So we figured a special edition of our Rumor Roundup feature would be a good way to get everything in one place and keep you from having to click on a bunch of different posts which don’t tell you much.
Feel free to share anything else you've heard or read in the comments (usual rumor caveats* apply), and let's march through these ‘Mania rumors like the comment section is The French Quarter!
- The big one, of course, deals with Undertaker. Insider says he’s been spotted in NOLA, and that that should set any doubts you have about his not appearing on April 8 to answer John Cena’s challenge “to rest” (normally, I’d ding them for not making an “in peace” joke, but it’s a busy weekend. We’re all frazzled).
- Interesting to note Alberto El Patron did not appear as scheduled for Impact at WrestleCon again on Saturday, after missing the Impact vs. Lucha Underground show on Friday. Locker room talk has his status with the company being “up in the air”, but Impact officials haven’t commented. Difficult to not have rumors of a WWE return from a few weeks back cross your mind when you consider everyone’s in the same town...
- Alberto’s ex, Paige, is said to be filming around The Big Easy with others from Total Divas. Insider says this means she’s back on the reality show as a full-time cast member next season.
- James Storm is in town, and reportedly staying at the WWE hotel. He did work a couple matches for NXT in 2015 before returning to TNA, and TakeOver is tonight. Just sayin’.
- The Brian Kendrick has been cleared to return.
* 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. Remember, take it all with a grain of salt.
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.