News Rumor Roundup: Vince’s late rewrites, Zelina’s Twitch money, new NXT name, 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 Observer Radio’s Dave Meltzer, Vince McMahon tore up the script for last Friday’s SmackDown “on Thursday night/Friday morning” and rewrote it. No one else involved in the show had the new script until late afternoon.
  • Changes included Chelsea Green being added to the Women’s Survivor Series qualifier, and booking the Seth Rollins/Rey Mysterio blowoff.
  • Meltzer also said on WOR that Zelina Vega was making more money from her work on Twitch and other services than she was from her WWE.
  • Ethan Page & Taya Valkyrie’s Impact Wrestling contracts expire at the end of the year, per PW Insider.
  • Insider also reports that recent Performance Center signee Brandi Lauren’s WWE name will be Skyler Storey.

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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