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Rumor Roundup (June 28, 2021): Kevin Owens time off, MVP at NXT, 205 Live releases, 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:

  • On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that Kevin Owens asked for personal time off and it was approved. As it turns out, he only asked for roughly two weeks off, hence his return match next week.
  • Fightful Select says MVP was backstage at NXT this week and that’s noteworthy because that’s not a common thing.
  • PW Insider says that the 205 Live wrestlers who were released were the higher paid of those on the show.
  • They also say that Hulu pays a nice rights fee and that has been the main factor in the show continuing.
  • Arturo Ruas and Marina Shafir were both planned to be members of the Diamond Mine in NXT before they were released, according to Fightful Select.

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.