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Rumor Roundup (Aug. 15, 2014): Alleged WWE racism, Sting, Raw/SmackDown Supershow tapings, more!

Speculating on the rumors surrounding pro wrestling is a favored pastime of many fans, perhaps second only to actually watching the matches. In this daily column, we take a look at the latest rumors being churned out by the pro wrestling rumor mill.

Important reminder: Rumors are just that -- rumors. None of this has been confirmed as legitimate news or fact, it's just circulating around the pro wrestling rumor mill. Remember, take it all with a grain of salt.

Rumors for the Day:

  • The PW Torch has gone on record stating talks with a WWE employee alleging a racist culture behind the scenes in WWE that apparently includes Vince McMahon giving his private jet a racially offensive nickname. In addition, Vince apparently tries to teach black wrestlers how to be "more black", whatever the hell that means. The creative team is made up almost entirely of white men with the exception of Dave Kapoor, who you may know as Ranjin Singh. It's alleged his nickname among some agents within the company is "Taliban".
  • Sting is expected to meet with Vince McMahon during this coming weekend for SummerSlam activities. A deal may finally be finalized for him to sign with WWE officially.
  • There were rumors recently of WWE possibly taping Raw/SmackDown on the same night to save money. If they end up doing that, it will be a rare occurrence as opposed to a weekly thing.
  • There are new rumors going around that TNA is having trouble paying its staff, as some people in production are reportedly weeks behind on pay.
  • There are increased talks of New Japan and Ring of Honor doing more talent exchanges, including possibly a show in Japan next year.

If you have heard of any interesting rumors that you'd like to add, feel free to post them in the comments section below. Just remember they are rumors and not confirmed as fact, so please take them as such. Have fun with it.

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