Rumor Roundup: homage to Brodie Lee, Royal Rumble favorites, Wyatt / Orton, more!


Speculating on the rumors surrounding pro wrestling is a favorite pastime for many fans, perhaps right after watching games. In this daily column, we take a look at the latest rumors from the pro wrestling rumor mill.

Important reminder: rumors are just that – rumors. None of this has been confirmed as a fact, it is just circulating in the pro wrestling rumor mill. We track rumor accuracy in a weekly feature called Rumor Look Back which you can find here. Remember, take it all with a grain of salt.

Rumors of the day:

  • PW Insider says they were told of material filmed by WWE with wrestlers on Raw this week for a tribute to Jon Huber (aka Brodie Lee / Luke Harper).

  • Fightful says WWE has a video package for him, but it’s unclear when exactly he will air.

  • Current odds favored Big E and Bianca Belair to win both the men’s and women’s Royal Rumble matches.
  • Ringside News claims WWE has plans for “another crazy gadget match” between Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt at the Royal Rumble.

  • Nick Aldis told Konnan on his podcast that NWA had chosen an option on his contract and that he would stay with the promotion.

If you’ve heard of any cool rumors you’d like to add, feel free to post them in the comments section below. Remember these are rumors and not confirmed as fact, so please take them as such. And check out our weekly Rumor Look Back here to keep track of how often rumors turn out to be accurate.


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