Welcome everyone to this week’s edition of Wrestling Whispers.
Wrestling Whispers is a quick encapsulation of some of the top stories you may have missed through the week.
Today, we’ve got a lot to discuss about rumored names for the WWE HOF and a possible clue to AEW’s The Exalted One.
So let’s get down to this week’s rumors.
2020 WWE HOF
As everyone know this year Dave Batista, NWO, and The Bella Twins will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Well, there’s a few more names who could be joining this year’s class. The latest stars rumored to be inducted are The British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith. Fans of The British Bulldog have been lobbying for his induction into the Hall of Fame and it seems they’ll finally get their wish.
Another name included on the list is former WWE Champion JBL. With the inclusion of JBL and The British Bulldog, the 2020 Hall of Fame class is shaping up to be a big one.
WrestleMania is six weeks away and WWE is still finalizing plans for some of their matches.
According to reports, John Cena is set to have a match at WrestleMania and his opponent could be Elias.
Meanwhile, SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley is currently in a feud with Naomi, and rumor has it their rivalry could continue up to WrestleMania. While fans were hoping to see Bayley vs Sasha, reports suggest that Naomi will be the contender for Bayley’s championship at WrestleMania.
Another rumor making the rounds is Goldberg’s status with WWE. According to the latest news, Goldberg isn’t scheduled to appear at WrestleMania, which has led to speculation he’ll lose his match against The Fiend at Super Showdown.
Who is the Exalted One?
One of the biggest storylines in AEW is who is the leader of The Dark Order. For weeks, the stable has been talking about The Exalted One, leading to speculation on who is their leader.
During this past Wednesday’s episode of Dynamite, former ECW star Raven was seen in the audience during The Dark Order’s segment.
Another name who is popping up as The Exalted One is Matt Hardy. As everyone knows, Hardy’s contract with WWE will expire on March 1st, and there’s been no word about Hardy’s future plans, although he continues to tease a possible jump to AEW.
Jeff Cobb’s status
This week Jeff Cobb had his first match in AEW, which saw him lose via roll up to Jon Moxley.
For fans wondering about Jeff Cobb’s status, he’s been reportedly been offered a contract from Tony Khan, which will allow him to work for both AEW and NJPW. No word on whether Cobb has reached an agreement, but a signing with AEW would be huge for both sides.