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Rumor Roundup (Oct. 6, 2020): Balor & O’Reilly injuries, WWE Draft, plan for NXT stars, 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 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:

  • The main event of TakeOver 31 was cut short due to the injuries suffered by Finn Balor and Kyle O’Reilly, according to Wrestling Observer Radio.
  • On Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez said it was Balor who called for the finish. O’Reilly was said to be okay after being checked out backstage.
  • Observer Radio’s Dave Meltzer said WWE wants to make Damian Priest “a big star.”
  • A quickly deleted tweet from WWE’s official account asking fans to predict Raw, SmackDown & NXT’s first picks increased chatter about all three brands participating in this week’s Draft.
  • Candice LeRae is done in the NXT Women’s title picture, says Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso. He’s one of many speculating about LeRae and Johnny Gargano getting called up in the Draft.

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. And check our weekly Rumor Look Back here to keep track of how often rumors turn out to be correct.

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