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Rumor Roundup (July 3, 2020): WWE upset with AEW, new safety protocols, Shayna Baszler’s status, 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:

  • On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said that people in WWE were upset with Taz’s “sloppy shop” line on AEW Dynamite, in reference to WWE’s poor management of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • According to Fightful, “social distancing, masks, and other measures will be mandatory” in WWE going forward, in response to their recent outbreak of the virus.
  • Fightful also says that Shayna Baszler hasn’t appeared on Raw since mid-May because WWE hasn’t booked her. She’s healthy, but creative has nothing for her.
  • PW Insider noted that Cody’s application for the “Cody Rhodes” trademark was declined because WWE renewed the trademark on May 15, after a brief delay due to the coronavirus.
  • Mickie James told Chris Van Vliet that she was medically cleared to return to WWE right before the empty arena shows began, but “there’s no need to take that risk of going there if I’m not doing anything.”

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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