Rumor Roundup: Elite Troll Punk, Return of Thunder Rosa, Lashley, More!

Speculating on pro wrestling rumors is a favorite pastime for 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 running around the pro wrestling mill. We track the accuracy of rumors in a weekly feature called Rumor Look Back, which can be found here. Remember, take everything with a grain of salt.

Rumors of the day:

  • According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, there are “people close to CM Punk” who were “not happy” with the three-way match at Dynamite where The Elite trolled Punk in Chicago.
  • F4WOnline’s Bryan Alvarez claims that while it appeared earlier this month that Bobby Lashley had turned, he is listed in the babyface column on WWE’s internal roster.

  • Alvarez shot down rumors that William Regal was leaving AEW to return to WWE. Speculation about Regal’s future runs rampant after Jon Moxley tells Regal to leave and never come back Dynamite. Alvarez stated that Regal would “come back” and “this was not him who left AEW”.
  • Meltzer stated that Thunder Rosa is expected to be back in AEW around February.
  • He added that AEW’s mentality is to use the interim title if the champion is expected to be out for “a few months.” But if the champion is out for six months or more, they won’t use the interim title.
  • According to Fightful Select, Scorpio Sky has been cleared to return to the ring for “quite some time,” but AEW creative has nothing for him.

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

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