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Rumor Roundup (Aug. 19, 2022): Talk of CM Punk quitting AEW, Moxley match, NXT vs. NXT UK, 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 Select says they had sources claiming to them that CM Punk has “often verbally expressed his displeasure” and some thought it’s been bad enough recently that he might end up quitting. Apparently one veteran claimed to have heard of threats of his leaving being levied.
  • On top of that, they also say the decision to do the Punk vs. Jon Moxley title match next week on Dynamite was “a late decision.”
  • On Wrestling Observer Radio, Bryan Alvarez said the big NXT event scheduled for Sept. 4, Worlds Collide, will be an NXT vs. NXT UK show.
  • Meanwhile, Dave Meltzer said on WOR that going forward WWE is going to have cities bid for its biggest events — like Royal Rumble and SummerSlam — like they do with WrestleMania each year. That’s why Cardiff got Clash at the Castle.
  • PW Insider says WWE has lifted the embargo on staff trading company stock and they are now free to do so however they choose.

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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