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The Rumor Mill: The Undertaker, CM Punk, Guest Hosts and More
by The Informant on 20 September 2009

Welcome to The Rumor Mill, I’m The Informant and I’ll be your host! Think you know what’s really going on in the wrestling world? Find the latest rumors doing the rounds here. Truth or fiction? You decide!

It’s being said that the WWE is very concerned about the health of The Undertaker since his return. While his hip surgery was said to be “minor”, sources say that the surgery may have actually been a hip replacement; a much more serious surgery. Reportedly, The Undertaker has had two matches since returning; he had a “warm up match” at a live event in Puerto Rico and then he had his match with CM Punk at Breaking Point. Many people are saying that the concern for The Undertaker is so severe that they are already making plans for his retirement at WrestleMania XXVI. Combined with the rumor in the previous Rumor Mill that Batista could be retiring at WrestleMania XXVI, it is very likely that there could be a match similar to Goldberg Vs. Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XX, where both competitors have their last match against each other. With this decline in Undertaker’s mobility and health, some backstage believe that Undertaker may be bumped to the top of the list to be inducted into the 2010 Hall of Fame.

It was originally planned that The Undertaker would win the World Heavyweight Title in Hell in a Cell at the upcoming Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, but the aforementioned decline in Undertaker’s health and mobility has caused the scrapping of Undertaker’s title run.

After the Breaking Point pay-per-view, it was decided to change the angle between CM Punk and The Undertaker and, instead of having Undertaker continue to feud with CM Punk directly, they would have Undertaker pursue SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long, which started on SmackDown this past Friday night. While it is believed that CM Punk and The Undertaker will still have their Hell in a Cell match at the Hell in a Cell event, different finishes are being considered for the match to where Undertaker could have a short match while still making the match good. One of the ideas thrown out is to have the first ever Triple Threat Hell in a Cell match at the pay-per-view that would see CM Punk defend against The Undertaker and Batista and that would allow CM Punk to get a “backdoor” victory in the match.

It has been discussed backstage that World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk will be getting an on-screen bodyguard in the near future. Originally, Ezekiel Jackson was scheduled to fill the role, but it’s been decided that Ezekiel is better off staying on ECW. Right now, it looks as though Festus will serve as the bodyguard. Allegedly, the reason for CM Punk needing an on-screen bodyguard is because many backstage feel that CM Punk can not realistically go over stars like Batista or The Undertaker on his own and others feel it is a good way to enhance the heel character of CM Punk.

It’s being said that the angle between Batista and the Unified Tag Team Champions Big Show & Chris Jericho that started on SmackDown will lead to Edge returning to team with Batista to challenge for the titles. With both Edge & Batista being fresh off the injured list, many feel it would be a better idea to have them work as a team to limit their in-ring time until they are fully recovered.

Reverend Al Sharpton has been approached about serving as the Guest Host of next Monday’s RAW and Sharpton has reportedly accepted the appearance. Sherri Shepherd from “The View” has also been approached and she is expected to be the Guest Host sometime next month; the idea of Sherri being the Guest Host has been passed around for quite some time so that they can continue the angle that has MVP and Sherri in a relationship.

Other names being considered as future Guest Hosts are: Regis Philbin (possibly co-hosting with Kelly Ripa), Lebron James (did not accept initially, but WWE is reportedly still trying), Jay Leno, Will Ferrell, Tim Allen, Joel McHale, Jason Bateman, Megan Fox, Shia LeBeouf, Drew Barrymore, Michael Moore, Paula Abdul, & Stone Cold Steve Austin. It’s being rumored that the WWE is even trying to get former president Bill Clinton to come in and serve as Guest Host. WWE has an infinite list of “back up” names to come in if the stars are unable or refuse to serve as Guest Host.

Allegedly, Vince McMahon plans to keep Matt Hardy off of television until after the whole Jeff Hardy situation is forgotten about. Vince feels that putting Matt on the show will remind people of Jeff and that is something he wants to stay away from right now.

The Truth Is Just A Confirmed Rumor,
-The Informant-

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