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:
- Bray Wyatt’s WWE return is “up to management and him,” tweeted Boozer Rasslin.
- Per the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, AEW’s deal with Warner Bros Discovery for Collision “would have happened with or without [CM] Punk,” but WBD definitely wanted him for the new show.
- Regarding efforts to mend fences between Punk and others backstage, Dave Meltzer writes that “they are no closer to any resolutions than they have been, but things are more reasonable.” He reiterated that there are a number of open legal issues, and those are keeping people from speaking publicly about the situation or contacting the other side.
- Someone (not Punk) is said to want to apologize, but can’t due to the ban on communicating with the other side. Someone else on the non-Punk side told Meltzer they believe multiple apologies are in order, and “that Punk should be the first but not the only one.”
- On his PW Torch podcast, Wade Keller talked about how some WWE wrestlers are “at least happy” Vince McMahon is “back contributing to creative.” Keller said some of that is probably “purely based on self-interest” as they believe McMahon will push them more than Triple H would.
- Continuing that discussion, Keller said, “One person I asked said they think that Vince McMahon is more focused on building strong babyfaces and Paul Levesque [Triple H] has more of a focus, and an interest, in building heels.”
- Trinity will be with Impact for the next few months, per Fightful Select. The site notes that she has commitments with the company into the summer. No word on if she’ll extend beyond those, though.
- NBC’s recently announced schedule for the fall season doesn’t include Young Rock. A network spokesman told Deadline “decisions are yet to be made” on Dwayne Johnson’s semi-autobiographical show and a pair of other sitcoms that are on the bubble for renewal.
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.