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Rumor Roundup (Nov. 9, 2021): Rock/Reigns at WrestleMania, late Survivor Series build, vaccine mandates, 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:

  • Regarding a WrestleMania match with Roman Reigns, The Rock told Andrew Freund of Dish Nation, “There is no truth to that right now. Possibly down the road. We’ll see.”
  • In last week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it was noted that WWE didn’t start promoting Survivor Series until recently because they felt they needed to “get over new feuds with the new rosters and let the new rosters settle in on television” after Crown Jewel.
  • “Probably a half dozen or more” of the talents released by WWE last week were not vaccinated, according to Wrestling Observer Radio’s Dave Meltzer. He speculated the company may not have asked wrestlers to get vaccinated for legal reasons.
  • During his interview with PW Torch, Tony Khan said that he and “most of the roster in AEW is vaccinated.” To date, he hasn’t talked to any talent about getting a COVID vaccine, but says he might “if we’re gonna go do a show some place where there was a mandate.”
  • There were multiple plans for Mia Yim prior to her release, per Fightful Select. This included “quietly” moving her between Raw and SmackDown. Obviously, all of those plans changed.

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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