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Rumor Roundup (Oct. 20, 2021): Flair on SmackDown, backstage talk, WWE vs. AEW, 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:

  • Ringside News claims there are those backstage on SmackDown who aren’t happy that Becky Lynch is going to Raw and Charlotte Flair is coming to the blue brand.
  • Although others have said last Friday night’s ratings were a hot topic backstage at Raw, Shane Helms and Ringside News claim that’s not the case.
  • The Wrestling Observer notes that the feeling among WWE brass is they just need to ride it out and AEW will burn out like WCW did.
  • GiveMeSport claims Montez Ford’s recent main event singles match with Roman Reigns was something of a test to see how he would hold up and he got high marks for his performance. There are apparently big things in his future.
  • Bobby Lashley told Busted Open Radio that Gage Goldberg will be in Saudi Arabia for Crown Jewel. Obvious speculation is he will get involved in the match.

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.