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Rumor Roundup (July 17, 2019): Raw Reunion idea, Finn Balor plan, SummerSlam, Bischoff, 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:

  • Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that the upcoming Raw Reunion show was the original idea for the debut of SmackDown Live on FOX.
  • He also says the deal WWE made with Finn Balor was for him to stay through SummerSlam and put Bray Wyatt over before taking his sabbatical.
  • Despite the setup with The Miz and Dolph Ziggler on Raw this week, WWE is not planning that match for SummerSlam, per the Observer.
  • Eric Bischoff wasn’t involved in this week’s episode of SmackDown in any way, says Dave Meltzer.
  • PW Insider notes AAA will return to pay-per-view on Sept. 15 and Oct. 13, and will be presented on secondary PPV channels opposite two WWE shows running the same nights.

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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