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Rumor Roundup (Feb. 23, 2023): Vince creative fears, Trish Stratus plans, MJF promo, 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:

  • Though he specified that he couldn’t confirm it “at all”, Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp tweeted that a WWE talent told him they thought Vince McMahon was back working in WWE creative. He later updated that after speaking with “sources in WWE that would be in a position to know” who told him the talent’s “fears are unfounded.”
  • Wade Keller of PWTorch also tweeted: “I was told flat out today that Vince McMahon is not back involved in WWE Creative.”
  • Sapp also tweeted that there was “a lot of truth” in MJF’s promo on Dynamite last night, specifically that “he and his fiancee did have a split.”
  • Still not much in the way of details, but while Fightful Select was following up on what happened with Trish Stratus’ planned appearance on Monday’s Raw, sources said that a program involving Stratus, Becky Lynch and “possibly other high level stars” was in the works as of last week.
  • There’s speculation elsewhere that Stratus will turn heel and eventually team with Bayley against Becky Lynch & Lita. In this scenario, Trish was pulled from this week’s episode because WWE didn’t think she’d be booed in Ottawa.
  • Based on advertisements for July’s Money in the Bank PLE in London, it doesn’t look like Roman Reigns will be working the show.
  • Spectrum Cable has “AEW Forbidden Door” on their PPV schedule for June 24, 2023.

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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