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Rumor Roundup (May 7, 2021): WWE touring schedule, Blood & Guts refund, Jericho’s cardboard fall, 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:

  • Wrestling Observer Radio’s Dave Meltzer was told that when WWE returns to touring by August/September, they will never go back to the old schedule, but it won’t be significantly different. They will be on the road “every weekend” for “a couple shows”.
  • Meltzer also says the first hour of the Blood & Guts episode of Dynamite was taped a couple weeks ago. That’s because it would take too long to set the cage up live in the middle of the episode. The actual Blood & Guts match itself was the only live match on Dynamite.
  • The live crowd watched the taped first hour on the big video screen. Their real audio was used during the TV broadcast of that taped portion. Audience members who were unhappy with it being a one match show were offered refunds; five total refunds were issued.
  • PW Insider notes that Darby Allin’s plunge down the concrete stairs at Daily’s Place was also live. Insider was told that Cody Rhodes and “several talents” in the Blood & Guts match were busted open hardway. There was more blood than planned in the main event match, but no major injuries.
  • On Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez claimed that no crash pad was used for Chris Jericho’s fall off the cage at Blood & Guts. He said it was just a bunch of cardboard boxes there to break his fall.

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.