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:
- There’s been talk of WWE setting up Paige for an in-ring return with the segment with Asuka on Raw this week but it doesn’t appear as though anything has changed with her potentially wrestling again.
- PW Insider says Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Hart had trouble with their flight to Saudi Arabia and, through luck, were picked up by Brock Lesnar on his plane.
- The Rock is going to make an announcement at the UFC press conference on Friday but the Observer notes it’s not expected it will have anything to do with him fighting.
- Lana, Natalya, and Lacey Evans all were seen boarding flights for the trip with WWE to Saudi Arabia.
- WrestleVotes says those within WWE expected last week’s episode of SmackDown, which aired on FS1, to do similar viewership numbers to what it was doing on USA Network. They fell way short.
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.