As we near the end of the week, it’s that time again to go back and take a look at the biggest rumors surrounding the WWE and its talent roster. What’s happening when it comes to both the Elimination Chamber and Fastlane pay-per-views? How will those decisions affect WrestleMania 34?
This week rumors surround Bobby Roode and the U.S. Title, Ronda Rousey getting under the skin of the other female WWE talent, Booker T and Corey Graves friction "working" the wrestling world, DDP coming to Raw and WWE being interested in Rob Gronkowski.
Want to know what people are talking about when it comes to these stories in WWE? Here are your five biggest rumors in the WWE this week.
Booker T and Graves Worked Everyone
While Corey Graves and Booker T could be making up on the radio just to cool the heat, it appears the entire story that Booker T and Graves were mad at each other was a complete work that was never meant to take off like it did.
Booker T needed something to talk about on his show, he made up some story about Graves and Graves knew Booker T was kidding so he went with it. Guys like Big E got on board with the fun and major news sources and other insiders reported inaccurate information without ever checking for confirmation.
Rousey Ruffling Feathers
It's not Ronda Rousey's fault but her signing in WWE has allegedly angered a ton of the other female competitors in WWE. It could be all a work to gain steam for Rousey's debut but Nia Jax, Mickie James and others have taken to social media to voice their displeasure with how WWE is using Rousey already.
People are particularly upset that she's stealing the spotlight from the other ladies during some very historic moments. All of this could be a setup for a match with one of the women who are taking issue with her.
Gronkowski To WWE?
Report: WWE trying to sign Gronk to Ronda Rousey-type deal https://t.co/HzoHfURBcY— NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSBoston) February 17, 2018
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer is reporting that the WWE could actually have very serious interest in New England Patriots linebacker Rob Gronkowski. If he is choosing to retire from the NFL, WWE would like to sign him to a deal similar to that of Ronda Rousey’s.
This would be a huge but controversial acquisition for WWE. Gronkowski is definitely a wrestling fan but he'd be taking a huge pay cut to make this deal work.
Former WCW Stars Returning?
No one seems to have a clue why Diamond Dallas Page will be on Raw's February 19th episode but rumors are that he'll be there in some capacity. It could have something to do with the Hall of Fame induction as he was placed in last year.
It also sounds like WWE is considering adding Jeff Jarrett to this year's list of Hall of Fame recipients. If that's the case, he won't be on Raw but he would be at WrestleMania.
Bobby Roode and Randy Orton Feud
Bobby Roode has been floundering on the main roster in WWE and even after being given the U.S. Championship, his run on SmackDown Live isn't being as well received as people hope. There are rumors WWE is going to give the U.S. Title to Randy Orton and have Roode turn, leading to a potential feud between the two and a match at WrestleMania 34.
This would be a welcome change for Roode who needs a heel turn to regain momentum.