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Rumor Roundup (Oct. 18, 2018): SmackDown 1000 changes, NXT & Impact signings, Evolution line-up, 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. We track rumor accuracy in a weekly feature called Rumor Look Back you can find here. Remember, take it all with a grain of salt.

Rumors for the Day:

  • PW Insider says SmackDown 1000 was originally supposed to open with Rey Mysterio vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, “but there was a lot of shuffling of segments in the last few hours prior to the show.”
  • Time was cut from that match, Mysterio’s entrance and Undertaker’s promo due to the show running long, per Insider. Several backstage segments were cut. Miz’s match was always supposed to be short, though.
  • Lots of confusion about Chelsea Green’s WWE status. She was in attendance at the NXT tapings last night, but there are still those saying she hasn’t signed and is just visiting friends and has permission to use the Performance Center via her relationship with Zack Ryder.
  • Insider also reports Sami Callihan has signed a new deal with Impact, and that Willie Mack will be a regular for the company moving forward. They’ve also signed Jordynne Grace.
  • Hall of Famer Ivory and Legend Molly Holly have been added to the line-up for Evolution, according to PW Insider.

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. And check our weekly Rumor Look Back here to keep track of how often rumors turn out to be correct!

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