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Rumor Roundup (May 25, 2022): Brand split ending, cut Raw segment, Cody Rhodes, 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:

  • According to PW Insider, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, and Cody Rhodes are all scheduled to be at SmackDown this coming Friday night.
  • To piggyback on that, Bryan Alvarez said on Wrestling Observer Live that while there isn’t anything official yet the brand split is “essentially done.”
  • Fightful Select says WWE cut a planned segment between Theory and Mustafa Ali, apparently due to time constraints. They note they were told creative plans are still in place for The Miz and Mustafa Ali on Raw.
  • Sports Gamers Online claims WWE really wanted Cody Rhodes to be included in the 2K22 video game but it was too late in the process for him to be added.
  • Speaking of Rhodes, his wife, Brandi, posted a tweet some are taking as a tease of a WWE return.

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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