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Rumor Roundup (Nov. 27, 2023): CM Punk’s WWE return, Drew McIntyre situation, WWE deals, 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:

  • Multiple outlets have stated CM Punk signed a new contract with WWE the day of Survivor Series and it’s a “multi-year deal.”
  • Fightful Select notes Punk had an hour long conversation with Triple H roughly one week ago and that opened the door to everything happening but it still came together at the last minute.
  • They also say everyone involved in the main event match was informed Punk would be making an appearance at the end of the show before they went out for the match.
  • Per PW Insider, the Drew McIntyre situation “was not a work in that there was no one filming Drew backstage,” as opposed to the Seth Rollins thing where cameras were rolling in the arena. They don’t know if McIntyre being upset is Punk related but Dave Meltzer says there are some who think that’s the case.
  • Speaking of McIntyre, Insider also said recently that he hasn’t entered into discussions with WWE about a new deal and apparently he’s told those close to him that he’s willing to take a break for his family if need be, as they suffered through a loss recently.
  • On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said a lot of people in WWE “are being offered very big money to stay.” There was a belief that wrestlers wouldn’t get bigger money after the TKO deal but it appears to be the opposite, and they don’t want anyone leaving.
  • Dragon Lee replacing Carlito at Survivor Series was always part of the plan and was not a last minute decision, says the Observer.
  • Will Ospreay’s AEW contract is for 3+ years and is “a seven figure per-year deal”, per Fightful.

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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