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Rumor Roundup (Aug. 25, 2021): Adam Cole’s future, Kofi’s status, Kross, Corbin, 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:

  • Fightful claims that Adam Cole’s contract with WWE expires at the end of the week, on Aug. 27. PW Insider notes that WWE considers Cole done with the company even though his contract has a couple more days to go.
  • According to Mat Men’s Andrew Zarian, a lot of people in WWE thought Cole would have signed a new deal by now, but that feeling has changed over the last couple days. Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer heard from a friend of Cole that he has not made a decision yet about whether he will sign with AEW or WWE.
  • A source told Zarian that Karrion Kross’ new look on Raw is about making him marketable, for the purpose of selling toys, shirts, accessories, and so forth.
  • Insider says WWE filmed a lot of content in Las Vegas with Baron Corbin. This will lead to some ups and downs in his story, before a “big twist” takes place on SmackDown.
  • Kofi Kingston is not cleared to perform right now, per Insider. He wasn’t on the road with WWE for SummerSlam weekend.

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.