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Rumor Roundup (Aug. 11, 2016): Lesnar title shot, Orton plans, Sasha’s marriage, 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:

  • Despite there being a lot of heat on Brock Lesnar for his failed drug test while with UFC, WWE is said to be building toward a 2017 Universal title shot for him, as Vince wants to do whatever he can to get his money’s worth out of Lesnar’s contract.

  • That likely means a loss for Randy Orton at SummerSlam, but officials are excited about how Orton’s performed as a babyface since his comeback and think he’s “turned a corner” toward a defining run.

  • One of the motivations for WWE having Big E miss SummerSlam is so a New Day loss there could be used to break him off from the trio (saying he never dropped the tag titles) to start his singles push.

  • The reason there’s been no comment from Sasha Banks one way or the other about the wedding picture of her and partner Sarath “Mikaze” Ton which circulated last week is because everyone involved wants to steer clear of the drama with WWE that Lana & Rusev’s engagement breaking caused last year.

  • It doesn’t really have anything to do with wrestling, but it’s a future Hall of Famer and everyone’s talking about it, so... The Rock and Vin Diesel have apparently had a major falling out on the set of Fast 8. The beef was reportedly a clash of egos and both wrapped filming without resolving anything.

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.