The current booking plan for this Sunday’s WWE pay-per-view is for Heath Slater to earn a WrestleMania title shot by winning the Royal Rumble match, according to a backstage source of dubious reliability.
“Vince (McMahon) has been really impressed with Slater lately, so the plan is to push him hard this year,” said the source, who offered no credible evidence for the claim.
“Things can always change, but the plan right now is for Slater to go over at the Rumble, and then face Tensai for the World Championship at ‘Mania.”
According to the source, who had shifty eyes and provided no identification to confirm he is actually a WWE employee, Tensai is scheduled to win the heavyweight belt at February’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view by defeating Roman Reigns in an Indian Strap Match.
An investigative study conducted by Kayfabe News showed that approximately 85 percent of the rumors posted on wrestling news websites come from the same anonymous source. The rest are mostly guesswork.