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Rumor Roundup (Sept. 27, 2022): CM Punk’s AEW future, possible Reigns feud, 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:

  • On Wrestling Observer Live recently, Bryan Alvarez said the CM Punk and Elite camps are mostly on the same page regarding the post-All Out brawl: “The Punk side has backed off the kicking the door down thing... Really the only disagreement at this point is were the Bucks aggressive? Punk’s side admitted he threw the first punch. The only disagreement is was he actually in fear for his safety or did he just start punching?”
  • Discussing Wade Keller of PWTorch’s claim that “everything is pointing in the direction” of AEW buying out Punk’s contract, Alvarez stated, “I don’t expect to see CM Punk in AEW again.”
  • Roman Reigns wrestled AJ Styles on his house show appearance in Vancouver last weekend, and there’s speculation from & others than means Styles could be in line for a feud with the Undisputed WWE Universal champion soon.
  • As he did with Malakai Black, Wrestling Observer Radio’s Dave Meltzer said Buddy Matthews “obviously” wants to go back to WWE but has a lot of time left on his AEW contract.
  • Fightful Select shot down last week’s rumor about Bobby Fish trying to get Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly to return to WWE. In fact, their WWE sources say the company hasn’t even had talks with Fish.
  • Speaking of Fish, per PW Insider he hasn’t signed with Impact yet, but did film segments backstage in addition to his debut at Victory Road and is scheduled for Bound For Glory next month.

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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