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Rumor Roundup (Aug. 23, 2016): Brock Lesnar’s next big match, Universal title winner, 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:

  • WWE is working toward a Shane McMahon vs. Brock Lesnar match, probably for next year’s Royal Rumble.

  • Roman Reigns is the early frontrunner to win next week’s Fatal 4Way and become the second Universal champion.

  • There were discussions about turning Bubba Ray heel for a "Bully Ray" run, but it was decided too much time had passed to really capitalize on the work he’d done with it in TNA.

  • The first five members of Raw’s new cruiserweight division will be Brian Kendrick, TJ Perkins, Noam Dar, Rich Swann & Cedric Alexander.

  • Tommy End and Crazy Mary Dobson are expected to report to the Performance Center in Sept. There’s multiple reports the "Sanity" teaser which aired during TakeOver: Brooklyn II is for Dobson, who would be relaunched from her previous appearances as enhancement talent.

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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