Rumor Roundup October 26 – Randy Orton’s Future, Crown Jewel Plans, The Return Of Broken Matt Hardy?

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Is Broken Matt Hardy Making a Return?

Throughout his time in TNA, Broken Matt Hardy became one of the most popular things in wrestling. This later lead to him and his brother Jeff re-signing with WWE and his “Woken” character debuting on the WWE stage.

After a fantastic feud with Bray Wyatt, it seemed that the character was put to rest, but a recent Youtube video entitled “FreeTheDelete” from Hardy has teased that the character could be making his return.

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Randy Orton Teasing a Move To AEW With The Revival In 2020

Randy Orton‘s WWE contract expires in 2020 and over the past week the former World Champion has been heavily teasing a move over to AEW with The Revival. First The Viper posted an Instagram post of the “ELITE LEVEL” and tagged Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder in it before seemingly declaring that they can be a trio once again in 2020 after they were recently split up in the WWE Draft.

Will The Revival and Randy Orton be heading to All Elite Wrestling when their contracts expire next year? It is believed that Orton is just positioning himself well for contract negotiations with his recent Social Media behavior.

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Brock Lesnar Isn’t Expected To Lose His WWE Championship At Crown Jewel

Brock Lesnar faces Cain Velasquez this Thursday night at Crown Jewel, but it appears that the result may not be the same as it was when the two men collided inside The Octagon a few years ago.

According to a report by CageSideSeats, Lesnar isn’t expected to lose the Championship he only captured a few weeks ago, which means that there could be an interesting finish to their match in Saudi Arabia.

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Tyson Fury’s Crown Jewel Paycheck

Tyson Fury wrestles his first match on Thursday night at WWE Crown Jewel and is seen as one of the biggest pulls for the show when he takes on Braun Strowman. Even though BBC reported that Fury would be pocketing around $12 million for his trip out to the Middle East, the actual amount that the World Champion boxer will be taking home is expected to be much lower.

Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer commented on the reports and stated that he was told that Fury would be getting “a few million.”

“The BBC reported Fury is getting $12 million for the bout. I was told that Fury is getting ‘a few million’ but the $12 million figure is total bulls***.”

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Update On Ruby Riott’s In-Ring Return

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Ruby Riott has been out of action since May when she suffered a shoulder injury, but since undergoing surgery the former Riott Squad leader has focused on rehab and could be set to make her return in the coming months. Recent reports from Slice Wrestling link Riott to a return in late 2019 or early 2020.

Riott went undrafted in the recent WWE Draft, but The Riott Squad has officially split, which means that the former NXT star could be set for a new start when she finally reappears.

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Ronda Rousey’s WWE Return

Ronda Rousey walked away from WWE following WrestleMania when she lost the Raw Women’s Championship to Becky Lynch. Rousey stated that she left to start a family, but it appears that “The Baddest Woman On The Planet” could be returning much sooner than expected. Triple H was part of a recent conference call where he was asked about Rousey and he claimed that she would be back soon, she was just busy with various commitments outside of the ring.

While no date has actually been mentioned yet, Rousey is expected to be back in time for next year’s WrestleMania.

As ever, wrestling fans are reminded that the above are just rumors and should not be taken at face value as facts.