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Rumor Roundup (Aug. 15, 2022): Sasha Banks & Naomi, WWE name changes, Bray Wyatt, 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:

  • Like most of us, Dave Meltzer wrote in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that he believes Sasha Banks & Naomi will make a surprise return after the WWE Women’s Tag Team Tournament.
  • The WON also notes that it appears wrestlers will be getting full names again. Angel Garza recently got his name back and they say Humberto Carrillo is likely to get his as well.
  • Ringside News claims there hasn’t been a pitch for Bray Wyatt’s return within WWE creative, just talks that there may be discussions happening.
  • According to WrestleVotes, after his appearance on Monday Night Raw back on July 4, GUNTHER fell out of favor with “those in power at the time” and was going to be buried on TV.
  • Even though AEW & the NWA haven’t worked together since 2021 and Tony Khan grumbled about not getting enough credit for NWA’s all women’s show Empowerrr, Fightful Select reports the two companies are still on good terms.

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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