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Rumor Roundup (June 17, 2021): Hell in a Cell title changes, SummerSlam surprises, Sonya Deville, 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:

  • No titles are expected to change hands this weekend at Hell in a Cell.
  • For what it’s worth, Stephanie McMahon guaranteed “a lot of surprises” for SummerSlam during her interview on Yahoo Finance.
  • George Carroll has joined the NXT writing team, per PW Insider. Carroll’s worked for ROH, New Japan & MLW in creative, operations & talent management roles.
  • Sonya Deville has been training for her in-ring return. A Ringside News source says WWE had tentative plans to have her wrestling by April, but “it keeps getting pushed another week, another two weeks, another week, another two weeks”.
  • MLW is opting out of their deal with DAZN, according to both Insider and Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer. CEO Court Bauer recently told a fan looking for old episodes of Fusion on YouTube the promotion is “in the middle of a deal for the rights to the library.”

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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