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Rumor Roundup (Aug. 25, 2022): Punk/Moxley, AEW backstage tension, hot WWE, Theory, 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:

  • According to Fightful Select, Jon Moxley supported moving his unification match with CM Punk from All Out to last night’s Dynamite, with one source even claiming Mox pitched the idea. Punk was said to “eventually” agreed to it.
  • That report also indicated that AEW’s All Out plans have changed multiple times.
  • On his Wrestling With Freddie podcast, Freddie Prinze, Jr. discussed rumors about CM Punk’s reputation at AEW, saying he’s heard, “... not everyone backstage loves CM Punk and it’s not just because of Colt Cabana. It’s because of the way they feel he’s behaved since he’s got there behind the curtain... A lot of people don’t feel like Punk shows anyone... the type of dignity that one would expect at work... That’s what I’ve been told as the kind of stuff that is going on. Hangman Page said a lot of real stuff.”
  • In a tweet he deleted due to mistaking the venue for Survivor Series, Dave Meltzer pointed to how well tickets were selling for that show as evidence “WWE is hot” right now.
  • On Wrestling Observer Radio, Meltzer mentioned that Triple H is a big proponent of Theory, and the young star remains a big part of WWE plans even with Vince McMahon gone: They like the guy. Good size, good look, very good athlete, just needs ring work.”

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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