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Rumor Roundup (July 25, 2020): Early WrestleMania plans, Nation of Domination, SummerSlam, 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:

  • The Wrestling Observer Newsletter notes the current plan is Edge vs. Randy Orton in an I Quit match at WrestleMania next year. That had been the plan for SummerSlam but Edge’s injury changed that.
  • The WON also says a lot of people within WWE don’t like the idea of a new Nation of Domination because of the current social climate.
  • Original plans called for Asuka vs. Charlotte at SummerSlam, per the Observer. It’s unclear what the plan is now, as things are rapidly changing.
  • WWE has applied to trademark “NXT UK Heritage Cup,” according to PW Insider. The early speculation is this will be for a tournament of some sort.
  • Jacob Fatu’s deal with MLW makes him exclusive to the promotion and expressly forbids him to work with WWE or AEW, per Insider. He’s signed through 2025.

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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