Rumor Roundup: WrestleMania Chamber, Bayley and Banks Return, Sunny Arrest, More!

Speculating on rumors surrounding professional wrestling is a favorite pastime for many fans, perhaps right after watching matches. In this daily column, we take a look at the latest rumors from the pro wrestling rumor mill.

Important reminder: Rumors are just that: rumours. None of this has been confirmed as fact, it’s just circulating in the pro wrestling rumor mill. We track the accuracy of rumors in a weekly feature called Rumor Look Back which you can find here. Remember, take everything with a grain of salt.

Rumors of the day:

  • David Meltzer tweeted WWE is considering renaming Elimination Chamber to “WrestleMania Chamber”. He also mentioned that “The Annual Elimination Chamber” has been proposed as the name for the upcoming event in Saudi Arabia.
  • The Wrestling Observer Newsletter says Bayley could return from injury as soon as next month, but she’s more likely to return in March. Sasha Banks is also expected to return in March.
  • This may have changed due to the disappearance of Roman Reigns Day 1 and Banks’ injury, but this week’s newsletter reports initial plans for Wrestle Mania 38 were Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Reigns, WWE Champion Seth Rollins vs. Big E, Kevin Owens or Bobby Lashley, Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair, and SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Banks.
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi announcement he re-signed with New Japan.
  • Sunny allegedly threatened to kill her intimate partner with scissors before being arrested on Thursday, according to TMZ. She appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to the officer who witnessed the incident. The alleged victim was not injured.

If you’ve heard of any interesting rumors that you’d like to add, feel free to post them in the comments section below. Please 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 keep track of how often rumors turn out to be true.

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