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Rumor Roundup (Feb. 11, 2022): Shane’s big story, WWE interested in AEW wrestler, McIntyre, 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:

  • Someone who witnessed the backstage chaos involving Shane McMahon at Royal Rumble 2022 told Mat Men’s Andrew Zarian that “there’s a bigger story to this, and maybe one day it’ll come out.”
  • Zarian claims to know for a fact that WWE is now interested in Jade Cargill after seeing her perform on AEW television.
  • Wrestling Observer Radio’s Dave Meltzer said Drew McIntyre is not 100% recovered from his neck issues. He’s still doing rehab and won’t work house shows for now. The idea is to keep him on television but with a lighter workload.
  • Ringside News was told that WWE made a decision on Shane McMahon’s WrestleMania replacement as soon as they sent him home.
  • WWE recently filed to trademark “Kelly Kincaid” and “WWE Sunday Stunner.”

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.