News Rumor Roundup: Swamp Fight, SummerSlam plans, Extreme Rules, 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 Wrestling Inc, stunt coordinator Ellis Edwards is being brought in for the Swamp Fight between Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman. That match will apparently be taped next week.
  • Speaking of, that feud is scheduled to go through SummerSlam.
  • Extreme Rules is expected to be loaded with matches, even if they don’t get a lot of time.
  • The policy for New Japan is to constantly test the wrestlers, per the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, and they do temperature checks twice daily while keeping track of everyone they’ve come in contact with.
  • The Observer notes that Ian Riccobani has refuted their item that no one is getting a new deal in ROH during the pandemic and, in fact, some have gotten raises.

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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