WWE Rumors, Storyline Speculation, Backstage Wrestling News And More

Fightful.com will keep a list of current WWE rumors circulating within the world of wrestling. Fightful has made an effort to verify these wrestling rumors but were either unable to do so, or received a conflicting report on the matter. Whenever the rumors come to fruition or lack thereof, the status of the report will be updated. Enjoy finding new wrestling news and rumors on Fightful!

Fightful's WWE Rumor & Pro Wrestling Speculation List

- Sporting News' Steve Muehlhausen says Brock Lesnar's new WWE contract is a multi-year deal.

- Wrestling Observer says Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are expected to be in a WrestleMania program.

- Dave Meltzer says Bam Bam Bigelow is being considered for the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame.

- Wrestling Observer reports WWE is planning a big push for the tag division in response to Young Bucks and AEW.

- Ronda Rousey is expected to wrestle at Fastlane according to Wrestling Observer Radio

- Ronda Rousey will join as a new cast member on the next season of Total Divas, per Squared Circle Sirens.

- Wrestling Observer says Andrade & Rey Mysterio is being pitched for a tag run, with PWInsider saying that Sin Cara will also be involved.

- PWInsider says Abyss and Sonjay Dutt will produce on main roster shows, not NXT.

- Wrestling Observer Newsletter says Undertaker is not scheduled for a match at WrestleMania 35.

- WrestleTalk says Shawn Michaels vs. AJ Styles is the WrestleMania 35 plan.

- PWInsider also claims Shane Strickland and Trevor Lee are headed to WWE.

- Brad Shepard claims that WWE and Fox are looking to bring back Saturday Night's Main Event, while Wrestling Observer denies this claim.

It's worth noting that Fightful often won't report planned storyline news on our own, due to the changing nature of an entertainment program. However, we don't want this news to go uncovered.

PROVEN TRUE:

- Wrestling Observer reported Undertaker vs. Cena was the targeted match for WrestleMania. (2/28)

- Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer has claimed that there are talks of changing Bray Wyatt's character (he was later "cleansed" of Sister Abigail)

- WrestleVotes also says John Cena will replace Braun Strowman in matches on WWE's holiday live events in 2018

- Pro Wrestling Sheet noted that Paige and The Bellas are leaving the cast of Total Divas.

- PWInsider says Royal Rumble 2019 will feature a fan Axxess event.

- Observer says that Toni Storm has signed with WWE.

- Kevin Owens is being brought back to WWE as a babyface, according to Wrestling Observer.

- Dave Meltzer of the Observer speculates that Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin is in the cards for WWE TLC 2018.

- PWInsider claims Trevor Lee is headed to WWE.

- Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer says the plan for ticketing availability for "All In" is for May release.

- Dave Meltzer also says that WWE is planning for Ronda Rousey vs. Nikki Bella to headline WWE Evolution.

- WrestleVotes says Rey Mysterio will be re-appearing at Smackdown 1000

- Bryan Alvarez says that Luke Harper will make additional NXT appearances.

- - Brock Lesnar isn’t expected to work December’s TLC PPV, according to Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

- Bodyslam.net's Brad Shepard reported in December that Ivory, Kid Rock, Goldberg and The Dudley Boyz were set for the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2018.

- Wrestling Observer Newsletter says Xia Brookside will be signed by WWE soon, and could be in the Mae Young Classic

- Wrestling Observer says Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar is set to close WrestleMania 34.

- Andrade “Cien” Almas is in for a push on SmackDown Live after impressing many during his July 17 match with AJ Styles, according to PW Insider.

- Wrestling Observer states that Punishment Martinez is headed for WWE.

- WrestleVotes said a "first time ever" match would be happening on the December 11 Smackdown (Daniel Bryan vs. Mustafa Ali).

- PWTorch states that Keith Lee is heading to WWE soon.

- Brock Lesnar isn’t expected to work December’s TLC PPV, according to Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

- AXS claims that WWE is planning another NXT War Games match for November.

- PWInsider claims that James Ellsworth's WWE return is imminent and he'll be at WWE Money in the Bank.

- WrestleVotes reported that Bobby Lashley would replace John Cena at Crown Jewel.

- Dave Meltzer mentioned on Wrestling Observer Radio that he heard Sanity are being called up to the WWE main roster.

- PWInsider says that Chris Jericho will return to NJPW at Dontaku.

- Wrestling Observer states that the plans for Roman Reigns after WrestleMania involve Samoa Joe.

- PWInsider reported Brian Kendrick when was cleared to return to action.

- Becky Lynch is currently scheduled to face Carmella one-on-one for the SmackDown Women’s Title at SummerSlam, per TicketDrew.

- PWInsider confirmed that Natalya was not injured after a December 2018 table attack from Riott Squad, she was just working an angle.

- The Wrestling Observer Newsletter say there’s been discussions of an AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura Last Man Standing match.

- Robbie Fox of Barstool Sports reported that John Cena and Daniel Bryan both refused to go to Saudi Arabia for Crown Jewel

- WrestleVotes said that Daniel Bryan was slated for the WWE 2K19 Showcase mode.

- Wrestling Observer reports that WWE UK project will be moving forward this year.

- PW Insider notes there are no plans for future 205 Live house shows.

- Bryan Alvarez says that an American Alpha reunion and Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose reunion are on tap when Ambrose & Jordan return.

- Riyadh Report claims WWE is returning to Saudi Arabia in November 2018.

- The Golden Elite vs. Rey Mysterio & Fenix & Bandido is scheduled to go on last at ALL IN, per the Observer

- WrestleVotes claims that Braun Strowman will not work at WWE TLC, while PWInsider says he will. Both were technically true.

- Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky of SoCal Uncensored have signed with All Elite, per Pro Wrestling Sheet.

- Wrestling Observer claims Garza Jr. and Ultimo Ninja could sign with WWE soon.

PROVEN FALSE:

- Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer claimed that plans called for no match for Sheamus & Cesaro to take place at WrestleMania, and instead for them to be involved in an angle on the event.

- Bodyslam.net's Brad Shepard has reported that the plan for Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 34 involves a match with Dolph Ziggler.

- Barnburner speculated that Sasha Banks asked for "a break." She returned to TV days later.

- The UK Sun claims that WWE planned Goldberg for the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.

- WrestleVotes claims Raw will win the Women's MITB briefcase, while Smackdown will win the men's.

- Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer reported that the current plan for WrestleMania 34 was to feature Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn both in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.

- Bodyslam.net's Brad Shepard reported in December that Bam Bam Bigelow was set for the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2018.

- Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer claimed that Alicia Fox was pulled from the WrestleMania battle royal, but she actually wasn't cleared yet.

- Sports Illustrated's Justin Barrasso reports that former WWE Champion Rey Mysterio is slated to take on John Cena at the upcoming WrestleMania 34 event.

- Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated says that Rey Mysterio is being considered as Braun Strowman's WrestleMania team partner.

- PWInsider says that Big E is being considered for a singles push, and that he's slated to be in the Money in the Bank ladder match.

- Sports Illustrated's Justin Barrasso claimed that Dolph Ziggler signed a new $1.5 million per year contract, which Ziggler denied.

- The Observer says Nick Aldis vs. Cody will main event All In.

- Alexa Bliss shot down a Pro Wrestling Sheet report that the "dressing room segment" on Raw was her idea.

- WrestleVotes said they expected a change in the TLC card for Raw on 12/10/18.

- The Observer claims Four Horsewomen vs. Four Horsewomen is happening at Survivor Series (2018)

- Despite a claim from Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Nia Jax stated that The Rock didn't encourage her to walk out on WWE in 2017.

- Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer claimed that Alicia Fox was pulled from the WrestleMania Battle Royal after an altercation with Travis Browne, but she actually hadn't been cleared yet.

- WrestleVotes claims Stone Cold Steve Austin will induct Kid Rock into the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame.

- Bodyslam.net's Brad Shepard reports that when Carmella cashes in her Money in the Bank contract, current plans have her set to lose her match.

- Dave Meltzer mentioned on Wrestling Observer Radio that Velveteen Dream is being called up to the WWE main roster.

- Dave Meltzer claimed that Ric Flair's Starrcast announcement was held off until Charlotte Flair was placed in the main event of WrestleMania, which Conrad Thompson denied.

- WrestlingNews.co says that a Rusev turn on Aiden English coming soon, and he'll be dropping Rusev Day references. (Early 2018)

- PWInsider also claims that Bayley is set for an extended feud with Riott Squad.

- People.com had a story refuted that Brie Bella was livid with John Cena after his breakup with her sister Nikki Bella.

- Wrestling Observer revealed that ringside seats at Greatest Royal Rumble were reserved for families with at least one adult female with them.

- Barnburner claimed on a podcast that Titus O'Neil stormed out after Hulk Hogan's return speech, which O'Neil denied.

- PWInsider stated that Braun Strowman was set for the December 4 WWE Raw.

- Dave Meltzer reported on Wrestling Observer Radio that Nattie has a real elbow injury after a December 2018 table attack from Riott Squad.

-TerezOwens.com states that the new UFC television deal is with ESPN and NBC. (It ended up only being with ESPN).

-The Wrestling Standard is reporting that Rey Mysterio signed a contract when WWE was in San Diego for Raw on June 25th

- The Wrestling Standard also reported WWE is considering Daniel Bryan's current run as a "farewell tour" and they are preparing for him to leave when his contract ends at the end of August.

- Wrestling Standard says Miz is set to interfere in the Team Hell No match at Extreme Rules

- According to Wrestling Observer, All In is being negotiated to broadcast on TV after the PPV window closes.

- Barnburner says Kevin Owens and Paul Heyman could be paired, or Heyman could get a stable.

- Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer said that Becky Lynch had not been cleared on 12/6.

- Barnburner says that Stephanie McMahon will unveil the women's tag team titles at Evolution.

- Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer claims the plan is to run more 205 Live house shows moving forward and to make efforts to strengthen the brand. Fightful has confirmed with our sources that improving 205 Live has long been a priority, but hurdles kept getting in the way.

- Barnburner claims that a secondary singles women's title will be introduced by early 2019.

- Survivor Series won't focus on Brand vs. Brand, per WrestleVotes. Instead, we'll see Corbin vs. Angle in a team warfare.

- Dave Meltzer says he’s heard Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair will happen at Royal Rumble 2019.

- WrestleVotes notes that as of now we’ll have a repeat winner for the Royal Rumble next year (2019).

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