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Rumor Roundup (Aug. 10, 2021): Becky Lynch, Bray Wyatt, USA’s reaction to NXT changes, 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:

  • Becky Lynch is scheduled to be in Las Vegas and backstage at SummerSlam according to PW Insider, but there still aren’t plans to bring her back full-time until the fall.
  • Jon Alba tweeted that a video of “Mick Foley and Steve Austin talking about how awesome The Fiend is” was shown during Raw at Orlando’s Amalie Arena last night. While there’s no reported connection, Alba’s tweet combined with last night’s other Bray Wyatt news caused a lot of speculation online.
  • Perception among high-ranking USA Network representatives about reported NXT changes is that they’ll be negative, says Mat Men’s Andrew Zarian. He quoted one rep as saying, “Personally I’m disappointed with how this is going.”
  • NXT wrestlers Aliyah, Dakota Kai, Odyssey Jones and Austin Theory wrestled on last night’s Main Event taping before Raw. PW Insider says Xia Li and Riddick Moss were also backstage at the show in Orlando.
  • There’s nothing to Toni Storm not appearing on the last two SmackDown episodes, per Ringside News. She was at last Friday’s show in Tampa, “they simply didn’t use her.”

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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