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Rumor Roundup (Oct. 9, 2020): Balor injury, RETRIBUTION status, Drew McIntyre vs. Tyson Fury, 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:

  • Wrestling Observer Radio’s Dave Meltzer heard that Finn Balor’s broken jaw injury was “made to be worse than it is, whatever that means.”
  • There is speculation going around that Mercedes Martinez has already been removed from RETRIBUTION, but WWE’s official draft pool suggests otherwise.
  • Inside the Ropes was told by multiple sources that WWE wanted to headline a pay-per-view in the UK earlier this year with Drew McIntyre vs. Tyson Fury, but the coronavirus pandemic nixed those plans.
  • Fightful says there is confusion among some WWE wrestlers about the royalty money they’ll receive from the WWE 2K Battlegrounds video game.
  • Ember Moon mentioned to Sports Illustrated that she had no idea that Toni Storm’s return would be announced right before hers at NXT TakeOver 31.

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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