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Rumor Roundup (Aug. 10, 2016): Universal title design, WWE vs. Conor McGregor, Big E status, more!

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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:

  • There are photos going around claiming to be Universal championship belt design renderings that show it will look just like the WWE championship but red to represent Raw and the current WWE title will become blue to represent SmackDown.
  • While most performers on the WWE roster commented publicly about Conor McGregor's comments against them, the Observer notes that no one was given the directive to do so by the company and everyone responded on their own.
  • Big E may be kept off WWE television until after SummerSlam while selling the injury to his groin area.
  • While it's still unclear as of now, the word going around is Joey Styles was fired by WWE over the Facebook Q&A he did that had some (arguably) controversial comments on it. Dave Meltzer added that he's heard "Joey was always on the bubble" and it's likely there's more to it than just that interview.
  • Jimmy Uso is expected to return to television soon.

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.