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Rumor Roundup (May 11, 2021): Usos plans, Mia Yim, Booker T doc, Velveteen Dream, 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:

  • WWE has big plans for the Usos in coming months, according to WrestlingNews.co. The site’s sources say Jimmy & Jey will win the SmackDown Tag titles from a babyface team soon, which means Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode will be dropping them - perhaps as early as this Sunday.
  • In a story first reported by Ringside News, Mia Yim was set to debut on SmackDown last Friday. Like the latest Aleister Black video, her appearance was cut for time.
  • While confirming that report, Wrestling Observer added that Yim is tentatively scheduled to appear on this week’s show. Fightful Select noted Yim was going to start a feud with Carmella.
  • Writer and academic David Dennis appeared in Sunday’s A&E Biography on Booker T, but he tweeted (and deleted) that producers filmed but didn’t use a much longer segment where he “went in about” Triple H going over Booker in their WrestleMania 19 feud.
  • Velveteen Dream was backstage at Raw last night, per Wrestling Observer.

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.