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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- PWinsider says Kurt Angle is set for the 10/22 Raw, Big Show, Mark Henry and Booker T are set for Smackdown 1000. They also say Lacey Evans, Mia Yim, Bianca Belair, Candice LeRae, Dakota, Jessamyn Duke & Marina Shafir are set for Evolution.

Rhea Ripley, and Kacy Catanzaro are booked for Evolution.

- TMZ claims Nikki Bella has moved out of John Cena's house.

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

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

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

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

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

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.


- 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)

- Observer says that Toni Storm has signed with 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.

- 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.

- PWTorch states that Keith Lee is heading to WWE soon

- 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.

- 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 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.

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

- 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.

- 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

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


- 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.

- 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

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

- 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.

-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.