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Rumor Roundup (July 8, 2020): Kairi Sane deal, new U.S. title, Heath Slater, 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:

  • Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT says that while recent word on Kairi Sane leaving WWE is accurate, it’s not a lock she actually leaves. He says WWE is likely to make her another good offer.
  • Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that the gimmick behind the U.S. title belt introduced on Raw is that it’s the fake belt made by MVP but they are going to use it going forward following Extreme Rules and MVP’s match against Apollo Crews.
  • Meltzer also mentioned Cody Rhodes will defend the TNT championship at Fyter Fest night 2 in an open challenge. For what it’s worth, Cody told a fan the open challenges will start up again on July 15.
  • SportsKeeda is saying that despite his return on Raw this week, Heath Slater’s future doesn’t include WWE, and he’s already booked a date at Talk N’ Shop A-Mania.
  • PW Insider says A&E has started production for a documentary on Stone Cold Steve Austin. It will apparently go to air in December.

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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