A recent crazy rumor would be Dusty Rhodes in a match against The Shield. Like WWE is going to put an out of shape, near 70 year old guy in a match involving the biggest pushed group in quite some time.
Almost everybody I knew said he was dead. I literally didn't even know he WASN'T dead until I got access to the internet.
I've had the same experience....just last week I had to explain to a friend that who believed the whole death/replacement theory there was only one Warrior and he's still alive. He was shocked to learn that Warrior was still alive, less shocked to hear what he's been up to since he is actually alive (he always seemed batshit insane after all). Queering won't make the world work!!!