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Rumor Roundup (Aug. 5, 2020): WWE plans, Raw booking, rewrites, Kairi Sane, more!

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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 the mentality at WWE right now is to do what worked in the 90s. That’s why things are starting to look a little more edgy.
  • He also said Monday Night Raw this week was about throwing a lot of stuff at the wall and seeing what would stick.
  • PW Insider noted that many of the late rewrites to Raw this week were about inserting a lot of the backstage segments.
  • The Wrestling Observer Newsletter said Kairi Sane was originally to return to Stardom but it’s no longer clear if she’ll be doing that or simply retiring.
  • It’s expected Ric Flair will be appearing alongside Randy Orton going forward.

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.