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Rumor Roundup (Oct. 13, 2022): Raw response, Lesnar, NXT crossover, another WWE return, more!

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:

  • WWE and USA Network are very happy with the direction of Raw, per Andrew Zarian. He also speculated that Brock Lesnar’s appearance might have been a “make good” for Bray Wyatt not being on Monday’s show after his return at Extreme Rules generated a lot of buzz.
  • Expect to continue seeing main roster stars on NXT, sources tell Fightful Select. The appearances are seen as helping with the television numbers, giving NXT talent a chance to work with experienced wrestlers, and giving veterans a chance to weigh in on how the developmental roster is progressing.
  • After Carmelo Hayes & Von Wagner worked this week’s Main Event taping, Fightful noted that more NXT stars are expected to “get looks” on the show.
  • There’s “significant interest” at WWE in re-signing Chelsea Green, according to WrestleVotes. That Twitter account believes she’d be offered a main roster deal.
  • Vice’s Nine Lives of Vince McMahon documentary is no longer listed as airing on Tues., Oct. 18. Wrestling Observer speculates that’s to avoid going head-to-head with NXT and Dynamite that night, and thinks it will still air on a future Tuesday prior to Tales from the Territories.

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.

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