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Rumor Roundup (July 22, 2020): New Nation of Domination, Shayna Baszler plans, Orton, 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 there was originally a plan for Ron Simmons to make a new Nation of Domination on Raw this week. That changed for this week, but apparently it could still happen.
  • He also said there were plans for Natalya to injure Kairi Sane as her write off from television but that was changed to Shayna Baszler.
  • It’s unclear, however, if the plan is for Asuka vs. Baszler at SummerSlam as of right now but at one point it was.
  • The Observer also says it looks like the angle setting up Drew McIntyre vs. Randy Orton could be going down next week.
  • According to WrestleVotes, Evolve and wXw will be on the WWE Network before the end of the year.

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.