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Rumor Roundup (Sept. 9, 2020): Reigns booking, RETRIBUTION members, Mysterio/AEW, 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:

  • Paul Heyman has a lot of behind-the-scenes influence on how Roman Reigns is booked on SmackDown, according to Fightful Select.
  • Mojo Rawley was a part of RETRIBUTION on Monday’s Raw, per Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio.
  • Other names being speculated on are Dominik Dijakovic, Mia Yim, and Mercedes Martinez. While those wrestlers seem too have been used during Raw segments, there’s no guarantee they’ll be part of the final reveal.
  • There’s talk from and elsewhere that Martinez’s loss to Rhea Ripley on NXT last night was the end of her run on the brand, clearing the way for a call-up as part of the RETRIBUTION angle.
  • On Observer Radio, Meltzer also mentioned Rey Mysterio turned down “a huge offer” from AEW to stay with WWE.

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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