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Rumor Roundup (Oct. 8, 2021): AJ Lee’s return, Strowman’s future, NXT viewer age, 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:

  • PW Insider notes AJ Lee hasn’t shown any interest in wrestling again. Her new role with WOW is less likely to interrupt her Hollywood projects than a more time-consuming position in WWE or AEW would.
  • Ringside News was told that Braun Strowman “keeps trying to get his job back” with WWE, but they currently have no interest in signing him.
  • Wrestlenomics’ Brandon Thurston stated the median age of viewers for this week’s episode of NXT 2.0 was 62 years old. A source told Mat Men’s Andrew Zarian “the demo numbers are disappointing but we are hopeful this is just a bump in the road.” NXT’s goal is to attract younger viewers who are more in tune with current trends and pop culture.
  • The AEW wrestlers watching the monitors were initially concerned PAC suffered an injury on the nasty-looking Deadeye bump through the table during the Casino Ladder match on Dynamite, per Wrestling Observer Live’s Bryan Alvarez. However, he’s been given the impression that PAC is “alright” and not “badly injured.”
  • Insider confirmed Gran Metalik recently asked for his WWE release, adding that both he and Lince Dorado have been spotted at television tapings waiting to speak with higher ups about their unhappiness with how they are booked.

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.