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:
- As of last Friday, The Fiend was scheduled to beat Randy Orton at WrestleMania 37. Fightful Select reports Bruce Prichard and Vince McMahon were “instrumental” in deciding on the “surprise” finish we got instead.
- The site also says there were never plans for a Firefly Fun House match, and talent were never told what plans were to end the feud, only that it would write Orton off television for a while. Management was happy with how Sunday night’s match played out, while “talent we’ve heard from were exceedingly confused.”
- Regarding Sheamus’ United States title win, Dave Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Radio that Riddle was never supposed to win the belt, he only had it because of Keith Lee’s situation and John Morrison being needed for the Bad Bunny program. This weekend’s title change “rectifies” Riddle having it.
- PW Insider says TJ “Tyson Kidd” Wilson produced Saturday night’s Sasha Banks/Bianca Belair main event. He also worked on the Raw Women’s title match, and co-produced the Women’s Tag matches with Pat Buck.
- Other well-received matches were worked on by Adam Pearce (Bad Bunny & Damian Priest vs. Miz & Morrison), Shane Helms (Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins), and Michael Hayes (Universal title Triple Threat). A full list can be found here.
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.