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Rumor Roundup (Aug. 24, 2021): Heel Becky Lynch, Adam Cole’s future, CM Punk ice cream bars, 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 requested that she be a heel upon her return, according to Wrestling Observer.
  • A source told Jon Alba “the WWE merchandise team was notified around 48 hours in advance of SummerSlam of Becky Lynch’s return”. Alba added “that should give you some indication as to how quickly” plans for Lynch’s return came together.
  • Adam Cole has not signed a new WWE contract and was not mentioned during planning for last night’s Raw, according to Fightful. PW Insider confirmed TakeOver 36 was his final NXT appearance. The Young Bucks & Kenny Omega have referenced Cole & their history with him several times online in recent days.
  • Pretty Cool, the company who made the CM Punk ice cream bars handed out at Rampage, shared that Punk “came to us on his own and asked us to help him do this 2 years ago, and finally the moment was right,” and that “Punk wrote the check for the entire bill himself.”
  • Vince McMahon is pushing hard to get Gable Steveson to sign with WWE, according to Thirsty For News.

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.