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Rumor Roundup (Dec. 18, 2020): Sting plans, NXT injuries, Melina’s return, 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 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:

  • On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer indicated that one goal AEW has with Sting is to elevate Darby Allin into a bigger star.
  • PW Insider says that Cameron Grimes underwent surgery last week for his injury. Meltzer confirmed the 4 to 6 week timetable for his return is accurate.
  • According to Fightful, Dakota Kai is not injured. She is absent from NXT right now because WWE is trying to straighten out a visa issue.
  • Jonny Fairplay clarified that his comments about Robert Stone and Melina’s return to WWE were misunderstood. Stone never told him that he planned to manage Melina in NXT, it’s something that Fairplay heard elsewhere.
  • Farrah Hasnain breaks down a story from Asahi Digital about the Tokyo Metropolitan Police’s investigation into Hana Kimura’s suicide. Over 1200 deleted posts of harassment, death threats, etc., were discovered during the cyberbullying investigation, and it looks like there are plans to file charges against a man in his 20’s.

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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