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Rumor Roundup (Sept. 30, 2021): Shane McMahon, AEW EVPs, Alexa Bliss, Randy Orton, 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:

  • Following up on rumors that Shane McMahon is no longer with WWE, a source told Fightful Select he is still on a talent contract with the company but Shane is “rarely if ever at WWE offices anymore.”
  • On Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks’ role in AEW management, sources told Cassidy Haynes of bodyslam.net “basically they are EVPs in name only in 2021. They no longer have final say in creative or talent hiring. Any of them. TK [Tony Khan] pulled back on the reigns [sic] and took that power away from all.”
  • PW Insider reports the reason Alexa Bliss was written off television is because she’s undergoing sinus surgery.
  • After he wasn’t on Raw, Wrestling Observer Radio noted Randy Orton also missed a weekend house show. PW Insider adds that word backstage Monday night was that Orton was “not cleared to perform.”
  • Hit Row is one of the NXT acts being considered for Raw or SmackDown in WWE’s upcoming draft, according to Jon Alba.

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.