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:
- WrestleVotes notes that WWE is setting up Brock Lesnar’s WrestleMania opponent in the Royal Rumble match, and that’s why he was added to it.
- No word yet on who that opponent will be, but Dave Meltzer mentioned on Wrestling Observer Radio that he was told definitively it won’t be Edge.
- Ruby Riott was at the Performance Center yesterday, per PW Insider. She’s still not expected back for a while though.
- Ryan Satin says a source told him the moment on Raw when security tackled the officiant of the Lana & Bobby Lashley wedding was actually planned ahead of time.
- WWE is loading up next week’s episode of Raw to try to keep ratings momentum going against the Clemson vs. LSU game, says the Observer.
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.