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:
- Becky Lynch is currently Vince McMahon’s “chosen one”, according to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio. Vince was apparently insistent Lynch win the Rumble regardless of any problems it caused for the WrestleMania main event story down the road.
- A source told WrestleVotes there was a push at WWE headquarters to make last night’s Raw feel different with management telling everyone to “think outside the box”.
- Lacey Evans is getting a “super big push”, per Meltzer.
- It was also noted on Observer Radio that WWE is preparing for Michael Cole to move out of the top commentator position in the not-too-distant future.
- While he stressed that he didn’t know if it has anything to do with his recent booking, Mike Johnson said on PW Insider Elite Audio that Lio Rush “has a reputation for rubbing people, including other workers, the wrong way.”
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.