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Rumor Roundup (June 11, 2020): Controversial SmackDown segment, Shawn Michaels talk, 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:

  • Sportskeeda is claiming a segment with Jeff Hardy and Sheamus on SmackDown this week will be one of the most controversial WWE has done.
  • Fightful has an interesting tidbit about Shawn Michaels getting into a heated discussion with a producer at WWE during TakeOver: In Your House over current social issues. HBK allegedly broke down systemic inequality to the person claiming everyone in America is already treated the same.
  • According to Wrestling Inc, Michael Hayes, Triple H, and Jeremy Borash, who were responsible for the Boneyard match at WrestleMania 36, were also responsible for the Backlot Brawl at TakeOver: In Your House.
  • WWE cancelled July NXT UK tapings, and the word is they’re still at least a couple months away from returning.
  • Chris Jericho mentioned on a recent episode of Talk is Jericho that he wanted MJF in the Inner Circle but that was shot down.

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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