Rumor Roundup: The Rock vs. Roman

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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:

Dave Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Radio that Roman Reigns vs. The Rock “is still happening” this year he just doesn’t know exactly when or where.

Fightful Select says WWE “reached out to outside companies about potential Royal Rumble surprises.” TNA is one that worked with them to make Jordynne Grace’s debut happen, and they were apparently very accommodating.

Post Wrestling brings word that Brock Lesnar was going to work with Dominik Mysterio at Elimination Chamber before he was removed due to the lawsuit against Vince McMahon he is named in.
The Daily Update at also notes that Lesnar was set to work GUNTHER at WrestleMania 40 and “there were a number of changes made for ‘Mania in the last few days.”
Bryan Alvarez mentioned on WOR that he was told Jade Cargill “has a hard time remembering a lot of stuff” in terms of her in-ring work. He thinks she needs to get out on the road and start working with veterans to get her experience sooner rather than later.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter notes they were told that the working idea right now is to keep SmackDown on Friday nights when it moves to USA. That’s not locked in, however.
Sticking with the WON, they say Alberto El Patron and “another controversial wrestler looking to rehab their career” are coming to AAA in 2024 and there will be a “zero tolerance agreement with both.” Alberto is scheduled for the entire year, provided there are no issues.
Per Fightful, Samantha Irvin worked the entire Royal Rumble show because Mike Rome lost his voice.

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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