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Rumor Roundup (Jan. 8, 2019): AEW/NJPW/WWE signing war, NXT call-ups, new belt designs, more!

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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:

  • EC3 and Lacey Evans worked matches before Raw in Orlando when Main Event usually tapes. But according to John Pollock of POST Wrestling, they were only dark matches and won’t count as their television debuts.
  • Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky of SoCal Uncensored have signed with All Elite, per Pro Wrestling Sheet.
  • Despite interest from WWE and AEW, Dave Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Radio that Juice Robinson inked a three year deal to stay with New Japan.
  • KUSHIDA is WWE bound, according to Meltzer.
  • In addition to the new women’s tag titles, Twitter’s BeltFanDan says the men’s tag belts will be getting a redesign in order to accommodate side plates.

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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