News Rumor Roundup: Strowman vs. Sullivan, free agent moves, original Wyatt 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:​

  • Dave Meltzer mentioned on Wrestling Observer Radio that there have been talks in WWE of doing Braun Strowman vs. Lars Sullivan in a year or so.
  • PW Insider says Andrade and Mickie James are scheduled to be on Monday Night Raw moving forward.
  • WrestlingNews.co claims original plans called for Bray Wyatt to challenge for the Universal title, hence the introduction of the Wobbly Walrus character, but that changed and he was drafted to Raw.
  • WWE splitting The New Day is due to a mentality that Big E is getting a singles run and this helps them focus on that, per the Observer.
  • There’s still the possibility WWE does Drew McIntyre vs. Tyson Fury at a future time, per the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

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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