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:
- Even though it looks like The Rock is coming back to WWE to work a match against Roman Reigns, BWE says WWE’s plan for Cody Rhodes is “still going.”
- This has played into speculation that The Rock vs. Roman Reigns might actually be planned for February’s Elimination Chamber event in Australia, with Cody then challenging Roman at WrestleMania 40.
- Wrestling Observer Live’s Bryan Alvarez strongly pushed back on that rumor by saying The Rock “ain’t doing Australia. He’s doing ‘Mania.”
- Alvarez also mentioned that “a lot of people” in WWE are happy that Kevin Dunn is gone from the company, just like a lot of people were happy when Vince McMahon lost power.
- Sean Ross Sapp reiterated that Mercedes Moné “is expected to go to AEW unless something drastic changes.”
- PW Insider notes that Chris Jericho was backstage at AEW Dynamite this week even though he did not appear on TV.
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.