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Rumor Roundup (Jan. 24, 2022): Paige return, IIconics offer, Royal Rumble, more!

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:

  • Sportskeeda notes there’s growing speculation that Paige could be making a return to WWE as a surprise entrant in the women’s Royal Rumble.
  • Per Fightful Select, The IIconics were offered a spot in the women’s Royal Rumble match by WWE and said no.
  • According to PW Insider, both Bron Breakker and Gunther are being brought to St. Louis for the Royal Rumble event, though it’s unknown if they’ll be used in the Rumble match.
  • claims Austin Theory is set to get a lot of shine in the Royal Rumble match.
  • Ringside News says the slashing of staff in NXT hasn’t really affected the way things operate there.

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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