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Rumor Roundup (April 17, 2023): Cody Rhodes in Hollywood, WWE talks, Monday Night Raw plans, 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:

  • Fightful Select says Cody Rhodes had meetings for potential movie/TV roles while in Los Angeles during WrestleMania week. What’s more, he’s apparently interested in playing Johnny Cage in the next Mortal Kombat movie.
  • The Wrestling Observer Newsletter claims there is no hiring freeze as has been rumored and, in fact, WWE is “still business as usual when it comes to hiring and in talks with new significant performers.”
  • WRKD Wrestling is claiming Monday Night Raw this week, barring any changes, will feature The Bloodline and The Judgment Day interacting and deciding to go after each other’s enemies.
  • An interesting note from the Observer: Before starting up the ongoing Mysterio family feud, there was apparently “serious thought given to sending Dominik to NXT.”
  • Andrew Zarian on the Mat Men Podcast said he heard an announcement of the AEW Saturday show could be coming in mid-May and the show might be starting in June.
  • The Observer says AEW plans to book the first singles match between Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland on the Double or Nothing pay-per-view event in late May.

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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