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Fightful's WWE Rumor & Pro Wrestling Speculation List

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Check out the next two pages for proven true and false rumors. Note that once a source has been proven consistently terrible, they're outright removed from the list.

PROVEN TRUE:

- Bryan Alvarez revealed on Observer Radio that WWE is ceasing wrestling during commercials (Spring 2019)

- WrestleVotes has claimed that Jushin Thunder Liger and The Bella Twins will be inducted into the 2020 WWE Hall of Fame.

- Wrestlevotes noted in February 2020 that more WWE suspensions could be coming

- PWInsider notes that Goldberg's Smackdown appearance is to set up a match at Super Showdown.

- Wrestling Observer states that Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte is set for WrestleMania, not NXT Takeover

- WrestleZone reports that AJ Styles vs. Undertaker is planned for WrestleMania 2020.

- Wrestlevotes stated that WWE is bringing pyro back for their season premieres.

- The Big Lead says Renee Young is “highly likely” to host the WWE studio show that will air on FS1.

- According to WWE Network News, a special on the Intercontinental championship will air early September.

- Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer he expects Alex Marvez will be back with Jim Ross & Excalibur on commentary for Fight For The Fallen.

- Pro Wrestling Sheet says Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff’s integration into their new roles will be a gradual process.

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

- Wrestling Observer says NXT Takeover for June 1, 2019 is set for Bridgeport, CT.

- Front Row Brian claims AEW will be introduced at Turner upfronts in May, and the AEW show will debut in October.

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

- Dave Meltzer claims Shinsuke Nakamura is staying with WWE.

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

- Dave Meltzer claims that Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler at Summerslam is a red herring.

- Wrestling Observer says Riho vs. Shida will get an AEW Women's Title shot.

- Dave Meltzer says Street Profits will not be wrestling on Raw, only appearing in backstage segments

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

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

- 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.

- Per the Observer, Garza Jr. and Shane Strickland will start with WWE in April.

- PWInsider says MLW will introduce a new title on the show. (National Openweight Championship)

- 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.

- The Miz vs. Shinsuke Nakamura is in the plans for Clash of Champions, per Wrestling Observer.

- 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.

- Justin Barrasso of SI revealed that Dean Malenko had left WWE.

- 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.

- Dean Ambrose/Jon Moxley is set to return to the indies after his movie films, per Observer.

- Dave Meltzer says the actual plan for WrestleMania is Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin, not a swerve.

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

- 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.

- Wrestling Observer Newsletter claims Otis vs. Dolph Ziggler is being planned for WrestleMania

- Wrestling Observer says that Becky Lynch's WrestleMania 36 plans do not include Charlotte Flair, Ronda Rousey or Stephanie McMahon.

- Wrestling Observer claims Edge vs. Randy Orton will have a stipulation added to it.

- Brock Lesnar vs. Drew McIntyre is slated to headline WrestleMania, per the Wrestling Observer.

- Wrestling Observer states Ronda Rousey isn't planned to work WrestleMania this year.

- Justin Barrasso of SI revealed that Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff were given new roles as Executive Directors in WWE

- Wrestling Observer states that Baron Corbin is being built for a match with Seth Rollins.

- WrestleVotes says Aleister Black is currently scheduled to wrestle at Extreme Rules.

- Mike Johnson claims WWE is targeting July 8 for Rey Mysterio's return, which Mysterio confirmed

- 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.

- Squared Circle Sirens' Casey Michael reported that Percy Watson quit WWE to pursue other projects.

- 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.

- Wrestling Observer says that there are no plans for Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff to appear on WWE TV in their new roles.

- 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.

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

- Jeremy Botter says Kevin Owens vs. Daniel Bryan is the plan for WrestleMania (this was later changed).

- Bodyslam.net revealed that Dash Wilder had extra time added to his WWE contract.

- Wrestling Observer says John Cena, a women's battle royal and a Smackdown Tag Title match are all set for WrestleMania.

- 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.

- 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.

- 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.

- 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.

- 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).

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

- Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer said that Becky Lynch had not been cleared on 12/6. She competed on Tribute to the Troops that

- 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.

- 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).

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

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

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

- PWInsider also claims Shane Strickland is headed to WWE. (That deal was far from final).

- Dave Meltzer stated that John Cena was set for a WrestleMania 35 match the week ahead of the show.

- PWInsider's Dave Scherer claimed John Cena would be a special guest referee for a Baron Corbin vs. Kurt Angle match at WrestleMania 35.

- Justin Labar says Baron Corbin won't be Angle's WrestleMania opponent.

- WrestleVotes said WWE's June Saudi Arabia show in 2019 would be named "Sands of Time"

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

- Tony Maglio posted that AEW's TV deal was a time buy, which they've denied.

- Dave Meltzer says that Angel Garza is planned to work Raw and NXT while Andrade serves his suspension.

- Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns is in the plans for SummerSlam, per Dave Meltzer

- WrestleVotes says Smackdown will use cinematic like cameras in the fall when moving to Fox.

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