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Rumor Roundup (July 28, 2023): Jericho’s All In opponent, former WWE star backstage at AEW, 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:

  • NJPW sources told Fightful Select that AEW’s current plan is for Will Ospreay to have a match against Chris Jericho at All In on Aug. 27 at London’s Wembley Stadium.
  • The site also heard that the reason Dexter Lumis hasn’t been on WWE television in recent weeks is because creative has nothing for him.
  • PW Insider reports that Scott Garland (aka former WWE star Scotty 2 Hotty) was working backstage as a producer at this week’s AEW Dynamite taping. He is trying out for the position and is expected to be around for at least a few weeks.
  • Wrestling Observer Live’s Bryan Alvarez believes AEW is putting “some makeup” on Don Callis to make his gnarly scar look even more pronounced.
  • The Wrestling Observer Newsletter claims that even though SmackDown on FOX is the highest rated show on Friday nights, “its ads are still priced 30 percent lower than those on CBS, NBC and ABC on shows that draw far less.”
  • Even though Odyssey Jones was drafted to the Raw roster, BWE says he should be debuting on SmackDown soon.

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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