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Rumor Roundup (Aug. 5, 2016): SummerSlam winners, Sasha Banks' title victory, SmackDown championship plans, 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:

  • Both AJ Styles and Randy Orton are expected to win their matches against John Cena and Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam, and likely immediately begin a feud with each other just after.
  • Apparently Sasha Banks was originally going to win the women's championship as far back as WrestleMania earlier this year but Becky Lynch had gotten over enough to be added to the match and delay Banks getting the belt until this past week on Raw.
  • The SmackDown women's and tag team titles are apparently coming "in the fall," according to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter. There is currently no word on what those championships will be called.
  • The Observer notes WWE may have given out anywhere between 18-24,000 free tickets to WrestleMania 32 this past April.
  • Lucha Underground may film season four later this year instead of next year, according to the Observer.

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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