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Rumor Roundup (Oct. 20, 2018): Paul Heyman, Ronda Rousey promo, WWE on FOX, HBK, 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. 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:

  • The Wrestling Observer Newsletter notes Paul Heyman has been producing Ronda Rousey segments and working closely with her.
  • That includes apparently giving her lines like what she said about Nikki Bella knocking down the door to John Cena’s bedroom that got over so well live on Raw this week.
  • Per the Observer, those at FOX want WWE to make SmackDown less about comedy and presented more like sport, specifically for the purpose of cross-promotion with sports programs on the network.
  • Shawn Michaels will be appearing on Monday Night Raw next week in Rhode Island to build to his return match, says PW Insider.
  • That site also says Ric Flair will be at the Evolution pay-per-view.

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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