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Rumor Roundup (May 12, 2017): WWE brand split, Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman, 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:

  • Everyone within WWE has been happy with the brand split and they may do even more to differentiate between Raw and SmackDown Live.
  • Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman still appears to be the plan for SummerSlam.
  • The reason Raw was such a disjointed show this week was because of Strowman's injury and the need to change major plans to account for it, per the Observer.
  • Luke Harper vs. Erick Rowan could be added to the Backlash event.
  • Jim Ross is likely going to be the lead commentator for the WWE women's tournament on the Network.

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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