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Rumor Roundup (Aug. 25, 2020): Reigns return, Deville stip change, Talking Smack, McAfee, 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:

  • WWE kept Roman Reigns return a secret from most of the roster, per Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio.
  • Meltzer also said the stipulation to Sonya Deville vs. Mandy Rose was changed because Deville’s lawyer didn’t think she should get her head shaved before her upcoming court appearances.
  • Also from Observer Radio: The Miz filled in for Xavier Woods on the premiere of Talking Smack because Woods was not told to be in Orlando before they announced him as host.
  • Mauro Ranallo missed TakeOver: XXX as he was in Canada dealing with a family situation, according to Meltzer.
  • And rounding out the all WOR Round-Up, Pat McAfee and Adam Cole did not rehearse anything prior to their TakeOver: XXX match. They ‘just went in there and did it because they knew Pat was good and they know Adam is great.’

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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