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Rumor Roundup (Aug. 1, 2017): Roster cuts, KO’s SummerSlam feud, CM Punk’s next UFC fight, 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:

  • Nothing confirmed, but budget cuts on WWE Network have a lot of observers thinking a round of roster cuts could be coming soon.
  • Sean Waltman told WrestleZone he thinks Shane McMahon is getting ready for a match, furthering rumors of Shane O’Mac vs. Kevin Owens at SummerSlam.
  • CM Punk’s MMA coach Duke Roufus posted a listing of his team’s remaining 2017 schedule on Instagram which listed a fight for Punk “vs. TBA”. It’s led to a lot of speculation he’ll get a second chance in UFC this year, but no one’s confirmed anything and another fighter in Roufus’ camp claims there’s nothing booked for Punk.
  • A Snapchat video promoting a photo shoot at Raw yesterday created chatter on Twitter and elsewhere that Paige was backstage in Pittsburgh, but she wasn’t there - it was Sasha Banks in zombie make-up.
  • Natalya recently posted some pictures to social media which featured her sporting a GLOW-inspired look. According to PWInsider, they’re of Natty’s character in the upcoming second batch of Southpaw Regional Wrestling videos.

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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