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Rumor Roundup (Aug. 22, 2016): Sasha Banks injured, SummerSlam ending, Samoa Joe & Bayley call-up, 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:

  • Sasha Banks losing the Women’s title just weeks after she won it on Raw and WrestlingInc reporting she’d been removed from house shows for the next 33 days prompted a lot of chatter during SummerSlam. PWInsider says the decision to drop the belt was made last week, as she needs time off to deal with nagging injuries.

  • While some of the SummerSlam ending was likely ad-libbed due to the severity of the injury to Randy Orton, the Shane McMahon confrontation and F5 were planned, per the Observer.

  • Also per Dave Meltzer, what looked like a jaw injury for Samoa Joe at the end of his loss to Shinsuke Nakamura on Saturday was a work done for storyline purposes.

  • Other sources say Joe and Bayley have remained in Brooklyn after TakeOver, and may debut on the main roster during tonight’s episode of Raw.

  • Eric Young’s WWE contract is said to be done, and he should be debuting at the next Full Sail taping.

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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