In this day and age WWE can't really work the audience completely since we all know it's not real. So to work us they leak bullshit rumors and lie to wrestling "journalists" and rumor mongers so we can get all riled up.
Bryan WILL be in the Rumble, and he WILL win it. I have little doubt. So little doubt that on the betting thread once it's up I'm making only one bet. I'm going all in for Bryan to win it.