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Rumor Roundup (Feb. 18, 2022): WWE celebrates win over AEW, Elimination Chamber surprises, Cody Rhodes, 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:

  • Andrew Zarian mentioned on We’re Live, Pal that people on the WWE side were the ones who first contacted the media to tip them off to the story of Cody Rhodes leaving AEW. Zarian said the WWE guys were “waving their WWE flag in victory” over the news, and the celebratory tone was excessive given Cody has not signed with WWE.
  • Someone told Zarian that Cody was particularly “upset” with the Forbes’ profile on Tony Khan where Khan took all the credit for AEW’s success.
  • Wrestling Observer Radio’s Dave Meltzer heard that “twists and turns” will be coming at WWE’s Elimination Chamber 2022 tomorrow in Saudi Arabia. He also indicated there’s a push to do title vs. title between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38.
  • Per Hugo Savinovich of Lucha Libre Online, WWE has fired Carlos Cabrera. He worked on the Spanish language commentary team for 29 years.
  • WWE Hall of Fame star D-Von Dudley said he can never wrestle again following spinal surgery that fused his L4, L5, and L6 spinal segments.

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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