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Rumor Roundup (April 25, 2019): WWE releases, Bryan, Sasha, Riott Squad split, Viking Raiders name change, more!

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:

  • Daniel Bryan was not at SmackDown this week and hasn’t been on the road with WWE since WrestleMania 35, according to PW Insider. WWE is still keeping information about Bryan’s injury under wraps.
  • Insider’s sources also tell them “there doesn’t seem to be any known indication of when” Sasha Banks will return to the company.
  • There’s speculation a reason The Riott Squad was split is because Liv Morgan will be on the new season of Total Divas.
  • A fan survey shared by Heel By Nature shows WWE listing War Raiders/The Viking Experience/The Viking Raiders by yet another name, “The Viking Warriors”.
  • NXT talent Shadia Bseiso and Nasser Alruwayeh were released from their contracts by WWE, says Squared Circle Sirens. Bseiso was heavily promoted as the company’s first Arab woman signing.

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.