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Rumor Roundup (July 10, 2017): Aries release, AJ Styles win, Kevin Owens 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:

  • According to Observer Radio, Austin Aries did not request his release, but was happy when WWE decided to let him go.
  • That’s because he was reportedly unhappy (particularly about losing out on WrestleMania royalties due to his match being on the pre-show and off the DVD) and unpopular backstage, and this way he can resume wrestling for other companies well before the three-year contract he signed in 2016 expires.
  • WWE has taken the already announced U.S. title match off the Battleground page following AJ Styles win over Kevin Owens at Madison Square Garden last Friday. Despite that, word is Owens is not hurt or scheduled for any lengthy absence from television.
  • One of the reasons for the title switch, according to Sportskeeda, is an AJ Styles DVD set is scheduled for release early next year and WWE wanted to create another signature moment from his career with the company they could include.
  • Ring of Honor’s 2016 Top Prospect Tournament winner Lio Rush announced his final CZW appearance for next month, and PWInsider says it’s because he’s been offered a NXT deal.

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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