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Rumor Roundup (May 29, 2023): Roman Reigns plans, Liv Morgan injury, Austin Theory story, 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:

  • Roman Reigns is expected to defend his Undisputed WWE Universal title at both Money in the Bank and SummerSlam, per Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
  • WWE sources expect Liv Morgan will be out of action until at least the end of the summer, according to Fightful Select.
  • Austin Theory “has a big story coming ahead”, tweets BWE. The account formerly known as Boozer Rasslin says that story might start with “a SummerSlam title loss” before “moving on from there.”
  • WRKD Wrestling claims WWE’s current plans call for Damian Priest to be in the Money in the Bank ladder match. That Twitter account mentions that creative thinking of Priest as a “potential main eventer” after his Backlash feud with Bad Bunny, which lines up with past rumors from other sources.
  • Per PW Insider, Kofi Kingston was at Night of Champions but he’s not ready to return from injury just yet.
  • Mercedes Moné’s original contract with New Japan expired on April 27, at which point the WON reports she agreed to a “longer-term deal”. That offer and NJPW’s creation of the Strong Women’s title for her were a result of her “strong drawing power” as evidenced by their sold out San Jose show.

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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