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Rumor Roundup (Jan. 6, 2020): Brock Lesnar plan, AEW/NJPW relationship, Shibata, 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:

  • The word is we’ll likely know Brock Lesnar’s Royal Rumble opponent by the end of Raw tonight.
  • Per the Observer, the Chris Jericho/Hiroshi Tanahashi AEW talk was just about creating intrigue for that match and there remains no deal in place between the two promotions.
  • Dave Meltzer mentioned on Wrestling Observer Radio that Katsuyori Shibata will not be cleared and he will not wrestle ever again.
  • He also said the goal for Bushiroad remains to bring in Io Shirai and Kairi Sane, and they’ll get big money offers for it. For that matter, Shirai may be brought to the WWE main roster to help avoid that happening.
  • PW Insider notes that Will Ospreay suffered some sort of ankle injury at Wrestle Kingdom.

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. And check our weekly Rumor Look Back here to keep track of how often rumors turn out to be correct.

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