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Rumor Roundup (Feb. 1, 2020): Turmoil and uncertainty in WWE, Royal Rumble booking, 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 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 says the vibe inside Titan Tower was uncomfortable after everything that happened with the two Co-Presidents being fired by WWE.
  • On that note, PW Insider says an internal announcement was made that was even more direct than the public one and made clear Vince McMahon’s vision was different than George Barrios and Michelle Wilson’s so they were let go.
  • Lastly, it was noted a lot of work came to a halt, and there is uncertainty with a lot of projects that were underway, like the launch of the tiered WWE Network.
  • Shane McMahon, Jamie Noble, Abyss, and Lance Storm put together the men’s Royal Rumble, per the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Michael Hayes, Tyson Kidd, Adam Pearce, Mickie James, and Triple H put the women’s Royal Rumble together.
  • According to the Observer, WWE and Killer Kross look to have finalized a deal.

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.