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Rumor Roundup (Feb. 16, 2022): Cody Rhodes situation, Steve Austin return talk, WrestleMania, 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:

  • On Cody Rhodes, the Wrestling Observer says most in AEW thought everything was fine and he would re-sign with the company all the way up until it was announced he and Brandi were leaving.
  • The word going around is there were no issues between the EVPs over the last year and things were actually pretty great between them all.
  • PW Insider says WWE first reached out to Steve Austin about doing something at WrestleMania 38 in late December/early January but there didn’t seem to be much to it.
  • They also say that as of right now Austin hasn’t committed to wrestling but the plan all along has been for him to be a part of the show in Texas in some form.
  • According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, AEW is being a little more conservative in regards to its signings until the next TV deal, where they hope to get an increase.

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.