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Rumor Roundup (Sept. 1, 2018): AJ Lee return, The Shield, Braun Strowman cash-in, 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:

  • Per the Observer, at least as of two weeks ago there was nothing to talk of AJ Lee coming back to WWE for the Evolution event and it would be very difficult for it to be put together.
  • The Shield’s reunion was done at least in part because it would boost merchandise sales, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
  • There’s some speculation that Braun Strowman turned heel so he could lose on his Money in the Bank cash in and not be too hurt by it.
  • The Young Bucks & Kota Ibushi vs. Rey Mysterio & Fenix & Bandido is scheduled to go on last at ALL IN, per the Observer.
  • Diamond Dallas Page is apparently doing an episode of Joe Rogan’s podcast soon.

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!