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Rumor Roundup (Oct. 11, 2023): CM Punk/WWE talk, Jack Perry AEW suspension, Velveteen Dream, 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 notes higher ups at WWE told them and “top talent” that as of right now WWE is “not currently in talks with CM Punk about a return.”
  • Nick Hausman followed that up by saying he spoke to a source close to Punk himself “who very much gave me the impression the two sides are not working on his return to the company.” UPDATE: More on this here.
  • According to PW Insider, it is believed Jack Perry is no longer on an indefinite suspension but AEW is “in no rush to bring him back.”
  • While there were rumors of Velveteen Dream being seen at the Performance Center, Fightful says WWE has no interest in signing him at this time.
  • Bandido is expected to be fully cleared in a few weeks, according to the Wrestling Observer.
  • Big if true: Pro wrestling is great fun and you don’t have to cheer for one promotion over another. A rising tide lifts all boats! Last night ruled, and we should hope it can always be that great!

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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