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Rumor Roundup (May 14, 2019): WWE morale, Sasha situation, Harper heat, talent releases, 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:

  • Morale backstage in WWE is really bad, based on what Wrestling Observer Live’s Bryan Alvarez has heard, possibly “the worst it’s ever been”.
  • While WWE “are willing to promise a lot of things” to get Sasha Banks back, according to freelance journalist Tom Colohue, there’s no sign of that situation thawing.
  • A Fightful story on Luke Harper backed up earlier reports about Vince McMahon having an issue with Harper. A source told the website McMahon “decided to hate anything he was involved in long ago.”
  • Lio Rush asked for his WWE release after the argument about his main roster pay but his request was denied, per Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
  • PW Insider says Killer Kross has asked for his release from Impact after his request for a raise was turned down.

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.