Rumor Roundup: Solo Sikoa Plans, MJF/WWE, Upset AEW Fan, Rousey Injury

Rumor Roundup: Solo Sikoa Plans, MJF/WWE, Upset AEW Fan, Rousey Injury – Cageside Seats

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 that have been churned out by the pro wrestling rumor mill.

Important reminder: Rumors are just that – rumours. None of this has been confirmed as fact, it’s just circulating 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:

  • Discussing Solo Sikoa’s win over Sami Zayn on Friday’s SmackDown and the fact that Sikoa hasn’t lost in singles on the main roster, Dave Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Radio, “they’re not going to beat Solo. They’re saving Solo for Roman, when that day comes.”
  • This seems pretty obvious, but Fightful Select is reporting that WWE is still interested in signing MJF when his AEW contract expires. More interestingly, no one really knows when that will be. When asked privately, MJF says the same thing he says publicly about it expiring in early 2024, but most assume he signed some kind of extension before returning to AEW at Out of stock last year.
  • Similarly, members of the WWE roster say MJF has told them he’s “looking forward to being there in 2024.” While MJF wants them to take him seriously, one talent says they take what he says “with a grain of salt.”
  • Speaking of Max, Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp tweeted that the child MJF splashed a drink at Revolution was not a plant. The young man was reportedly very upset, with members of the media and AEW officials like Amanda Huber visiting him to make things right after the incident. UPDATE: More on this here.
  • Regarding Ronda Rousey’s injury, Meltzer said on WOR that whatever the issue is, Ronda may not be fully recovered when she fights again. WWE hopes it will be at WrestleMania, where Dave says the “original idea” was to have Rousey & Shayna Baszler win the Women’s Tag titles.
  • The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that AEW is not using Rebel right now because they don’t think she works as part of Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter’s babyface act.

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 they are rumors and not confirmed as fact, so take them as such. And check back for our weekly rumor roundup here to keep track of how often rumors turn out to be correct.

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