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Rumor Roundup (Aug. 14, 2021): King of the Ring return, NXT turmoil, Riho, 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:

  • Andrew Zarian says the King of the Ring tournament will return this year in October, with the finals to take place in Saudi Arabia.
  • He also says the Queen of the Ring finals will be the same time and also have its finals in Saudi Arabia.
  • According to the Observer, Triple H and Shawn Michaels only heard about the recent NXT releases after John Laurinaitis called the wrestlers.
  • The Wrestling Observer Newsletter notes that Riho has been out due to a bad reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine but she will be back soon.
  • Meltzer also says Ric Flair is expected to sign with AEW just as soon as he is legally able to do so.

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.