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Rumor Roundup (May 28, 2020): Sasha/Bayley plans, Samoa Joe, Henry Cejudo, 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:

  • WWE was planning on running Sasha Banks vs. Bayley for the SmackDown Women’s title at SummerSlam, according to WrestleTalk. But now they’re considering extending the feud.
  • Part of the reason for delaying is because Sasha was going to be the face, and WWE wanted a huge pop in her hometown of Boston.
  • Samoa Joe still hasn’t been cleared from his February concussion, says Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio. He’s not being transitioned to a full-time announcing role though because WWE believes he’s too valuable as a wrestler.
  • Recently retired UFC legend Henry Cejudo accompanied Mike Tyson to the ring on Dynamite last night, then hinted to ESPN’s Marc Raimondi that “he is not currently signed with AEW but is not ruling out the possibility.”
  • Per Fightful, Deonna Purrazzo is not signed long-term to Impact and will work their next tapings on a per appearance deal. PW Insider says Impact will have their first tapings since early April this week in Nashville.

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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