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Rumor Roundup (Aug. 19, 2021): CM Punk promotion, Bray Wyatt/WWE issues, 2.0 AEW signing, 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:

  • TNT and WarnerMedia people Fightful Select spoke to are “very aware” of CM Punk’s impending arrival in AEW. They’re excited, and ready to put “their promotional machine behind him upon his return.”
  • On The Ringer Wrestling Show, former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. wouldn’t reveal everything he knows from friends backstage, but did indicate Bray Wyatt butted heads creatively with Vince McMahon & Kevin Dunn before his release because Wyatt “wasn’t playing ball.”
  • Before his interview with 2.0 on the most recent Talk Is Jericho, Chris Jericho said the former NXT duo have signed with AEW.
  • Shawn Daivari and Molly Holly are now working as full time producers for WWE, per PW Insider.
  • Fightful Select reported former NWA TV Champion Zicky Dice recently signed a multi-year contract with Impact.

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.