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:
- Charlotte Flair had surgery days ago, according to talkSPORT, and it went well but she won’t be cleared in time for SummerSlam.
- The reason WWE changed Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler to a non-title match, per Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, is because they wanted to get to the start of McIntyre vs. Randy Orton as soon as possible.
- For that matter, Meltzer said WWE tore up the promo written for Orton where he would challenge McIntyre, then decided to put it back in.
- Original plans called for Rollins & Murphy to take Aleister Black out in an injury angle that would put him on the shelf for some time, per the Observer.
- Rey Mysterio still hasn’t signed a new contract with WWE, per Meltzer.
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.