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Rumor Roundup (July 20, 2019): SmackDown move to FOX, NXT on FS1, Hell in a Cell matches, 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:

  • WWE and FOX are planning a one hour launch show in September to get ready for the SmackDown Live debut on the channel, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
  • It’s also noted that FOX is in talks to get NXT on FS1.
  • For whatever it’s worth, local advertising for Hell in a Cell on Oct. 6 in Sacramento indicates we’ll see Kofi Kingston vs. Randy Orton and Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre.
  • According to the Observer, executives from Turner Broadcasting were at Fight for the Fallen and came away impressed with the show.
  • MLW apparently took issue with Tony Schiavone doing AEW work because the latter promotion didn’t reach out to the former.

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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