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Rumor Roundup (May 27, 2020): WWE house shows, Matt Riddle situation, WCW, 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:

  • According to WrestleVotes, the WWE live event schedule is being rebuilt as of now but it’s still likely months before any house shows return.
  • Per the Observer, Matt Riddle’s call up appears to be to work on the SmackDown brand. Dave Meltzer speculated that could be due to previous heat with Brock Lesnar, who is on Raw.
  • It’s also possible Riddle will be feuding with Baron Corbin right away.
  • PW Insider notes that WWE is likely looking at using the WCW name again soon due to recent trademark filings.
  • Wrestling Observer Radio says an idea from NJPW is to do both the BOSJ and G1 tournament in October.

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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