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Rumor Roundup (Oct. 26, 2021): Reigns plans, Flair punishment, WWE free agents, 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 is building Roman Reigns up to be the greatest champion of all-time, sources told As part of that, he’ll break Brock Lesnar’s record for longest Universal title reign. Speculation, from Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio and elsewhere, is that Reigns vs. Lesnar is the planned main event of WrestleMania 38.
  • A source discussing the Charlotte Flair situation with Meltzer noted that WWE is in “a tricky situation”. If WWE were to fire her, AEW would sign her. And if they discipline her, they’ll have to do the same with others over their backstage behavior. “They have their hands full with this situation.”
  • PW Insider says on internal lists, WWE has undrafted talents assigned as follows: Asuka, Elias & Lucha House Party on Raw, Dakota Kai on NXT, and Brock Lesnar on SmackDown.
  • Regarding the Sept. 3 or 4 dates on WWE’s 2022 PPV schedule, Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp tweeted that tentative plans call for that to be held in the United Kingdom. That means that if the show is the same days as AEW All Out (which always runs Labor Day weekend), the two events would air at different times.
  • AEW and Impact’s partnership ended after Bound For Glory, per Ringside News.

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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