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Rumor Roundup (Aug. 4, 2017): SummerSlam finishes, WWE cost cutting, more!

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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:

  • The Observer notes that WWE is going all out to protect the result of the Universal title match at SummerSlam, to the point that almost no one will be told the finish until the last minute.
  • They also note there's speculation that Shinsuke Nakamura will win the title from Jinder Mahal and Baron Corbin will immediately cash in on him at SummerSlam.
  • WWE will continue cutting costs in various ways going forward, mostly in regard to new content on the Network.
  • SummerSlam is looking at being a five-and-a-half to six hour show.
  • Ho Ho Lun has apparently been released by WWE.

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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