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Rumor Roundup (May 23, 2018): Sasha Banks WWE deal, SmackDown move, Jeff Hardy 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. 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:

  • Sasha Banks signed a new contract with WWE within the last week, per WrestleVotes.
  • No one within WWE has talked to any of the wrestlers about potential changes with SmackDown regarding reports of the new TV deal with FOX, according to PW Insider.
  • WrestleVotes says Jeff Hardy was planned for a U.S. title defense at Money in the Bank as of last week. We can expect the build for that to start next week.
  • PW Insider claims Big Cass was walking around with a limp backstage at SmackDown this week, so he’s either legit hurt or really selling the angle.
  • Wrestling DVD Network is saying a WWE Greatest Royal Rumble DVD release has been postponed or cancelled.

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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