News Rumor Roundup: Andrade status, NXT fans, WrestleMania plans, more!

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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:​

  • Andrade wasn’t picked in the recent WWE Draft because he’s “undergoing a minor elective procedure” and will be out about the next month, according to Wrestling Inc.
  • The site also says Andrade will receive a push when he returns.
  • Jessi Davin & others called out NXT on Twitter for using old ThunderDome footage on the video screens in Capitol Wrestling Center on last night’s episode. WWE’s never registered fans for shows in the remodeled Performance Center the way they do for Raw, SmackDown & PPV at Amway Center.
  • Nothing’s set in stone, but Dave Meltzer wrote in Wrestling Observer Newsletter that internally WWE is planning to have WrestleMania 38 in the greater Los Angeles area after moving WrestleMania 37 to Tampa.
  • Per Fightful, WWE recently filed trademarks for Saturday Morning Slam, Ashante Adonis, Desmond Troy, Skull King, Flash Morgan Webster, Ilja Dragunov, Isla Dawn, and Jack Starz.

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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