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Rumor Roundup (Mar. 4, 2022): Cody back to AEW, WWE tried to buy ROH, Elias, 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:

  • Cassidy Haynes of was told that Cody Rhodes’ talks with WWE have “fizzled out.” One source said there is hope Cody can return to AEW, possibly in a new role related to Tony Khan’s purchase of Ring of Honor.
  • According to PW Insider, WWE was interested in purchasing ROH when the promotion announced its hiatus late last year. The two sides had talks in December, but those talks ended without a deal.
  • Wrestling Observer Radio’s Dave Meltzer adds that Triple H tried to convince Vince McMahon to buy ROH in early 2018. McMahon ultimately wanted to “buy somebody bigger.” WWE tried to buy NJPW, Stardom, NOAH, and AAA, but they weren’t willing to pay the right price to make it happen.
  • Per Fightful, Darby Allin has been shooting content for a WarnerMedia reality show titled “Darby’s Day Off” that involves death-defying stunts. There have also been talks of additional WarnerMedia reality shows for other AEW wrestlers.
  • Ringside News was told that Elias is in “creative purgatory” right now. There are no ideas being pitched for his return to WWE television.

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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